The Shopping in Kaohsiung City list grows.
#12 Pier 2 Art Center
The Pier 2 Art Center continually grows in Kaohsiung is now a place to visit. The Pier 2 Art Center is a collection of old warehouses along the Kaohsiung Harbor that have been remodeled into small shops, coffee shops, bars, restaurants, and even a movie theater. The Kaohsiung City Light Rail runs right through Pier 2 for easy access.
Visitors can enjoy weekend events and festivals, walk through the old railway yard, and even take a ferry over to Chi Jin Island for seafood and a walk through the market street and lighthouse overlooking the city.
#11) Shopping in Kaohsiung City : The Kaohsiung Jade Market
#10) Yuzhu Street/Datong262 玉竹商圈
The entrance to Yuzhu Street is actually right across the street from the entrance on XinJueJiang next to the McDonald’s. It would seem that these two markets would be one in the same but they are separate. They still both cater to a younger scene.
On weekends, the street is full of young people shopping for the latest hip clothes at discount prices. The street is behind the pink Da Tong 262 building which is on the busy intersection of Wufu Road and Zhong Shang Road across from Central Park. There are small alley side cafes to sit and people watch, but most everyone is shopping at a stall or one of the little boutiques. It is an essential part of the downtown shopping experience in Kaohsiung.
Who goes there: teens
What to buy: inexpensive clothes and accessories
Price range: low
Getting There: MRT Red Line R9
Address: 高雄市玉竹一街 Yu Zhu First Street, Kaohsiung City
EIT’s MUST do: window shop for hip Taiwan fashion
The LIUHE NIGHT MARKET is a popular night market located in central Kaohsiung City.
#7) 三鳳中街“San Feng Zhong Jie” Sanfonzon Wholesale Market
The San Feng Wholesale Market is Kaohsiung’s greatest example of a traditional dry foods market. It is a long narrow alley, now covered, with open storefronts on either side. Stores sell nuts, candy, dried fruits, meat, and soy products.
Most items are sold in bulk, however, many shops will let you purchase smaller amounts. The best time to go here is near Chinese New Year.
EIT’s MUST do: Visit at Chinese New Year.
#6) Dali Star Place 大立精品店- Shopping in Kaohsiung
Dali Star Plaza is home to a large collection of over 30 international fashion boutiques. Here is where you’ll find the Louis Vuitton flagship store as well as Prada, Bottega Veneta, and Tod’s.
The store markets itself as “Luxury Beyone Imagination”. The store is quite new and is connected by a 4th floor walkway to the original Dali Department story. There are several high dining restaurants on the top floors with great views of downtown Kaohsiung and Central Park. It is a high fashion shopper’s paradise.
Who goes there: high fashion shoppers and window shoppers
What to buy: top brand goods
Price range: high
Getting There: Take the Red Line MRT to stop R9. Exit and walk down Wufu Road along the park until you hit the traffic circle.
EIT’s MUST do:Have dinner at one of the top floor restaurants. Great view of the night lights.