Kaohsiung, the second-largest city in Taiwan, is at the forefront of the industry and a large international port in the country. Tourists and travelers love to come here because, in addition to a large number of shops, restaurants, city life unceasing at night, there are a lot of attractions that are famous all over the world! Kaohsiung as well surprised guests with its amazingly beautiful mountain rivers, high passes, and numerous secret monasteries on the hilltops.
As you travel through Kaohsiung, take a look at the famous lotus lake – Cheng Ching Lake. If you translate its name literally from the Chinese language, it will mean “pure, like a crystal.” Tourists love to come to the shore of a huge lake, where there is a huge statue of the Emperor of the Dark Sky, and there are a lot of temples. The entire territory is divided by small islets, all of which are connected to the coast by zigzag bridges.
The very first temple that you will see is the Tiger and Dragon Temple. The temple was built in 1976. A winding bridge leads to the towers, which have 9 turns, which symbolize the water surface of the lake. Visitors enter through the mouth of the dragon and exit from the mouth of the tiger, it is believed that this will bring you well-being.
The pagodas have seven tiers, and the ridge of the roof of the pagodas is decorated with a miniature replica of the temple itself.
Next is the Peichi Pavilion. You can see the statue of the god Xuantian. This statue is considered the tallest statue in Southeast Asia, which is located in the water. The statue of the god is 72 meters high, and each of the swords is 38.5 meters. A bridge leads to the statue, along which there are small statues of gods riding on mythical animals. They praise good and punish evil.
How To Walk Through The Tiger and The Dragon Pagodas
For you to be lucky in life, you need to get into the throat of the Dragon and get out of the mouth of the Tiger. But actually, you don’t even need luck, you still have to do it – everything is so arranged there that you can’t go through the other way.
📍 Location: https://goo.gl/maps/ZMDQWScVSQ3okSCg9
🏠 Address: Liantan Road, Zuoying District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan 813
💲 Admission: Free