Kaohsiung Lotus Pond

Lotus Pond in Kaohsiung is one of the other nice places to see in the city. I only had the opportunity to see him during the evening. But it is really a beautiful place that is worth seeing. Kaohsiung to really many sites of interest to see. However even during the night the place retains all its charm with all lighting temple and other typical constructions. You can also go around the lake via a pleasant walk.

This pond was not this large three hundred years ago. In 1686, a mayor built a temple next to the pond and planted a lot of lotus flowers in the pond. This is how it got the name. After two expansions, this pond is important not only for the view, but also for the irrigation of the farm around it.

The most interesting thing about the pond is that there are more than twenty temples worshiping different deities around the lake. The four most representative ones are Confucius temple, Chunqiou hall, Dragon & Tiger Towers, and Pavilion of the North Pole. The legend has it that the Guanyin on the Dragon statues was one of the miracles of Guanyin people saw in the sky. The Pavilion of the North Pole worships Xuanwu god. The statue is seventy two meters tall and it is one of the tallest buildings on the lake in south-east Asia.

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