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Address: No.1 Dayong Rd., Yancheng District, Kaohsiung 803, Taiwan
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+886 7 521 4899
10:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Thu 10:00 - 18:00
Fri - Sun 10:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

At Pier-2, Collision is a Driving Force It was once an abandoned and...

At Pier-2, Collision is a Driving Force It was once an abandoned and forgotten warehouse buried in history due to the move from an industrial based segment to the service sector. However, with a group of persistent artist who injected waves of creativity and inspiration into the area, the Pier-2 area was released and re-born making the region a place where tourist and locals can come together to enjoy fine art. With the collision of an old area and new fine art, Pier-2 becomes an area of new vitality and liveliness. Located at the sides of the pier are the artistic warehouse clusters. Not only are there unlimited flows of cars, boats, sea breeze and people coming and going every day but also when looking at the vast ocean and sky, one is relaxed, stress-free with limitless thoughts. The encounter of the land and the ocean is so vast at Pier-2, it seems to symbolised the bright future ahead. The Operation Centre and the artists who have come to showcase their significant artworks both have their own dreams and visions for Pier-2. However both are willing to put down their differences to support one another and work towards a common goal which is the success of Pier-2. Despite the administrative and artistic conflict, both parties come together to become intimate partners, building an memorable and lasting image in the hearts of the people. Great cooperation needs time and hardship to accumulate. On Taiwan's Independence Day, October 10th, 2000, celebration fireworks were not only launched in Taipei. For the first time the government also decided to release fireworks in southern Taiwan, and Kaohsiung became the selected location. In order to find a suitable location to present fireworks, the organisers re-discovered the Pier-2 Warehouses just beside the harbour. Later in 2001, a group of passionate Taiwanese artists established the Pier-2 Artistic Development Association. Pier-2 has become the headquarters for artistic development in southern Taiwan. The Kaohsiung City Bureau of Cultural Affairs took over the Pier-2 Art Centre in 2006, starting a series of exhibitions and festivals such as the Kaohsiung Design Festival, the Chinese Character Exhibition, Kaohsiung International Steel & Iron Sculpture Festival, Kaohsiung International Container Art Festival, "Here comes the Kaohsiungers", Mega Port Festival, The Wall Moon Theatre, Kaohsiung Youth Innovative Design Exhibition, Intertidal Region, Point & Wavy Ribbon Formation Performance Season etc. Every performance and exhibition filled the city with creative vibes injecting new life to the Pier-2 Art Centre. In doing so, the centre has continuously been presenting avant-garde perceptions and appearances, while building this port city into an attractive cultural and living hub. TWR Entertainment, Inc. has found their home in Warehouse Number 9.TWR Entertainment, Inc. is a globally-focused, Asia-based media organisation that successfully blends world class creativity and groundbreaking technology innovation. Pier-2 has now become on par with the rest of the artistic world where imagination, creativity, and animation has become solid building blocks for the future. Kaohsiung's light rail system will be fully operational and linked to both the Red and Orange lines of the Kaohsiung MRT. The new system will significantly enhance the city's mass-transit system and create a more complete urban transportation network. With 35 stations and six transfer stations, the light rail system's two lines (Ring Line and Waterfront Line) will total 22.1km in length. Construction work is to start in October 2012, with the Waterfront Line scheduled to start running in December 2014. The light rail system will improve the quality of transportation in Kaohsiung, create a barrier-free environment, and hopefully encourage the city's 2.2 million motorcyclists to embrace a low-carbon form of transportation. Port of Kaohisung is the 12th busiest container port in the world. Consequently, Kaohsiung City Government has been actively shaping the port zone to become Asia's New Bay Area. Starting in 2013, the government will initiate a series of building projects in the port area, along piers 15 to 21 and nearby. Projects include the Kaohsiung Exhibition and Convention Centre, which will host major international exhibitions, the Port and Cruise Service Centre, which will serve travellers, the Kaohsiung Maritime Culture and Popular Music Centre, where musical and cultural performances will be held, and Kaohsiung Main Public Library, a superb example of eco-friendly architecture.

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Pier Art 2

It's my 4th time to come to this place because it's near in our house (♡˙︶˙♡). I recently visited the place because they have some new exhibit such as the Hama Star and the Pier... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's my 4th time to come to this place because it's near in our house (♡˙︶˙♡). I recently visited the place because they have some new exhibit such as the Hama Star and the Pier Zoo.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This area is undergoing a renaissance of sorts with old warehouses being converted into shops and restaurants. The statues and works of art were varied, fun, eclectic, and interesting. There is also a small train ride which was full of adults the time we visited. Great fun to be had but also quite peaceful.

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We had fun visiting this place. It is a long stretch so when the road stop, find a way through alley to go to the other side of the pier (when we came they are still building something so some road was closed). But we find the train museum on the other side. It was a lot of fun riding... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I been here before many years ago so I know it is an interesting, creative, arty place. This time there was a lot of construction works going around the whole area. Unfortunately I visited around 8pm, and this place closes around 6pm. So I was a little disappointed. However, there was a cinema and eslite bookstore which was open at... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best. Item. Of. The. Trip! We totally chanced upon this place by accident while looking for something else that i don't remember anymore! Okie, to be fair we were lucky to be here when the Megaport Festival was ongoing so it really made it all that much fun..! We managed to check out a few of free concerts and i... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Taiwan never disappoint us when it comes to art and creative works. The place is huge and the host various events. There were this cosplay n music event. Had a great time taking pictures and we also had a nice late lunch at the Italian restaurant.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice to see a place that was converted to an art scene where different artists come together to express themselves. There were paintings, sculptures, art galleries, and a few shops around. However, when we went, a lot were closed or were not yet occupied. It would be nice if there were more shops or more attractions to make it more... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a place full of artistic creation, the grass field is nest to the old train station. You can rent a bicycle around. There are also different cool little shops in this area from coffee shops to ice cream parlors. The place is very cool and modern also great for a little shopping.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I recommend you spend at least four to give hours here. Preferably in the afternoon to see the sunset setting on the horizon. Great food and many sites to see.

Thank Sachi S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nearest MRT station is Orange line YanChengPu station. It's a place full of artistic creation, from huge one which you can take photo with to small one which you can purchase and bring it home. I feel that it's special and interesting, especially the grass field next to the old train station. you can rent a bike a cycle around... More 

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