Lotus Lake

Lotus Lake

Lotus Lake
This famous scenic area on the northern outskirts of Kaohsiung City is noted for its profusion of temples, with the Confucius Temple at its northern edge and, in the south, the Dragon and Tiger Pagodas and the Spring and Autumn Pavilions. The lake is most beautiful in the late afternoon, when the setting sun is reflected in the water. Nearby are the ruins of the Fengshan County walls and gates, which have been designated a first-grade historic.

Spring and Autumn Pavilions
Two massive pavilions dedicated to Kuan Kung, the God of War, the Spring and Autumn Pavilions were completed in 1951. In front of the pavilions is a statue of Guanyin(Kuanyin), the Goddess of Mercy, riding a dragon. According to legend, Guanyin(Kuanyin) appeared above the clouds riding on a dragon, signifying that believers must erect an image depicting this event between pavilions of summer and autumn: The present-day structures are a result of this vision.

Dragon and Tiger Pagodas
About 700 meters to the south of the Spring and Autumn Pavilions are the Dragon and Tiger Pagodas. The dragon's throat is the entrance and the lion's mouth is the exit. Entering a dragon's throat and coming out a lion's mouth symbolizes turning bad luck to good fortune. Inside, paintings depict China's 24 most obedient sons as well as scenes of heaven and hell to inspire people to do good deeds during their lifetime, and to provide threatening examples of retribution for wrongdoing.

Travel Information

(Traffic information is subject to change. Please check with the transportation station before departure.)
TEL:
+886-7-799-5678
Address:
No. 1435, Cuihua Rd., Zuoying Dist., Kaohsiung City
Longitude/Latitude:
120.29599/22.684638
Web:
http://khh.travel/Article.aspx?a=6891&l=2&stype=1056&sitem=4083
Transportation:

Nat'l Hwy.1 → Exit at the Dingjin System Interchange → Nat'l Hwy 10 →Exit at Zuoying Interchange → Xinzhuangzai Rd. → Shengli Rd. → Liantan Rd.

Public:

By Air:

  1. From Taipei International Airport fly to Kaohsiung on Mandarin Airlines.
  2. From Hualien Airport fly to Kaohsiung on Mandarin Airlines.
    Kaohsiung International Airport

 

THRS/ TRA/ Bus
Take the THSR to Zuoying Station or TRA to Xinzuoying Station

 

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