A complex of old warehouses converted into exhibition halls and artsy boutiques, The Pier-2 Art Centre houses various modern art projects in the middle of a huge abandoned industrial district. Take in the psychedelic-colored sculptures, installations, graffiti, large paintings, and other street art, and browse around the various industrial structures, including an old steam engine on display. You can also stroll along the wharf or take a mini-train tour of this post-industrial area, built in 1973. Cafes, bars, bookstores, and handicraft shops cluster in this private, university-managed center. Use our Kaohsiung vacation builder website to visit The Pier-2 Art Centre on your trip to Kaohsiung, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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The Pier-2 Art Centre reviews
We walked here after attending mass at the Holy Rosary Cathedral. It was not too difficult to walk but weather was sunny and hot. If you like the Arts, you will love this place. We saw many families..... more
We walked here after attending mass at the Holy Rosary Cathedral. It was not too difficult to walk but weather was sunny and hot. If you like the Arts, you will love this place. We saw many families..... more »
The pier-2 art center is a good place for family with young children to visit. It’s a big area with light rail, harbor view, and many interesting shops. Only pedestrian are allowed in this area so...
The pier-2 art center is a good place for family with young children to visit. It’s a big area with light rail, harbor view, and many interesting shops. Only pedestrian are allowed in this area so... more »
This place is similar with Street Art in Penang, Malaysia. I love the mural the paint at the wall along the street. But, there's sometime the streets are so smelly.
This place is similar with Street Art in Penang, Malaysia. I love the mural the paint at the wall along the street. But, there's sometime the streets are so smelly. more »
Interesting spot to visit when in Kaohsiung. Clean, has some interesting art installations, and at night offers beautiful city view. Has cute shops here and there as well as a cinema. Great place to walk around after a meal to help digest :) The great harbour bridge will rotate at 3 PM everyday or also at 7PM on weekends!
Art lovers and romantic couples will love this place. So beautiful, season wise, the art exhibitions change, and in the evening time you can see a lot of grand made products sold by small entrepreneurs, which is really cute and made of natural products. Recommended for people who like to take a 3 km walk. If you don't want to walk, you can use the mono rain shuttle service from one end to another end to view the excellent environment and experience beautiful scenery. This is my 5th time over there. I just go and sit for inner peace lol 😆. Happy vacation fellows Peace ✌️ ✌️ ✌️
What used to be warehouses on the pier is converted into a park and hipster place. It was on the Lunar new year holiday when we visited so it was really crowded. There are art installations, lots of street food, stalls selling artsy stuff. With ample time, people can spend more than 2 hours in this place.
Great place to take a brief walk and take IG photos as there are plenty of interesting art installation. There are quite a few stores selling shoes, snacks, clothing and souvenir. Some stores offer parking validation so it's best to figure out where is best to park first.
This old harbor warehouses converted retail and art hub should have been a top tourists and locals destination and attraction for any day of the weeks. I have visited here more than a half a dozen times before in weekends, holidays, weekdays, or daytime and evening. To my surprise, only during the weekends and holidays, there were crowds roaming around the outdoor display and businesses inside those renovated warehouse buildings. A venue like this should be a fantastic designation chosen by families or friends for gathering or business people for conversation and of course tourists for sightseeing schedule. But during the weekdays, I found myself was like the only creature wandering in the quiet lanes between some deserted old buildings or the few outdoor art pieces nearby. If this place were in a different country or a region like say, the Taipei city, I am sure that there'll be waiting lines outside those nicely decorated restaurants and bars, cash registers in retail stores will be busy ringing, and the walkways and open grounds will be crowded with people of all ages most of the time. Each time that I visited this place, I would buy food or purchase something I have no purpose for, oh well, a small contribution to the store operator for their devotion and courage to keep their business afloat as their part of supporting the whole attraction prosperous. The city government created this area as one of the city's attractions, and it spent billions of dollars to build a swing bridge across the water in recent years. But I think the city has missed the point that what long term functional attraction is lacking inside this attraction park. Nonetheless, it's a nice place to spend some hours getting away from the street traffic jam and noises at anytime.
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