Time Magazine Deems Weiwuying in Kaohsiung As Among the World’s Greatest Places 2019

National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying)

Weiwuying in Kaohsiung

Time Magazine named Weiwuying as one of World’s Greatest Places 2019

Kaohsiung City, Taiwan — Kaohsiung’s pride, the well-renowned National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying), is on a roll as it is one of the World’s Greatest Places for the year 2019, according to the American Time Magazine.

National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts square by Duartelima01 via Wikipedia CC
National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts square by Duartelima01 via Wikipedia CC

Located at the former military barracks in Fengshan District, Wei Wu Ying Cultural Center is a 66.6-hectare site that is home to southern Taiwan’s first international performance art venue. Currently, WeiWuYing is the largest performing arts and music hall in East Asia.

National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts photo by MiNe via Wikipedia CC
National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts photo by MiNe via Wikipedia CC

National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts is designed Dutch architectural firm Mecanoo. The center is currently being built in a 9.9 hectares of land covering 3.3 hectares of floor area. The design of the center was inspired by the banyan trees around the area. The center will house four indoor venues, which are the Lyric Theater, Concert Hall, Playhouse and Recital Hall. The pipe organ in the concert hall is manufactured by Johannes Klais Orgelbau. With 9,194 pipes, this will be the grandest organ in Asia. It is now the largest art avenue in the world.

Weiwuying in Kaohsiung
Weiwuying in Kaohsiung

This famous destination in Taiwan is the very first attraction in the country to appear on the said list of the popular Time Magazine.

Weiwuying is popular among international performers and quite a few foreign tourists. It is deemed a significant platform that connects the country to international culture.

It is good to note that Kaohsiung is also set to come up with a unique Marine Culture and Pop Music Center by next year, which will become an Asia-Pacific pop music creation and performance center. It will also be an international oceanic culture exchange platform. It is situated at the junction of the Kaohsiung Port and Love River.

Kaohsiung and Celebrities

Lately, it can be observed that Kaohsiung is using a lot of celebrities, including Internet influencers, in a bid to boost tourism in the place. These celebrities include Kaykai Salaider in Thailand, as she visited the Liuho Tourist Night Market to taste traditional snacks and Chishan to check out old Street gourmet. She also went to Spicy Hot Pot and Cultural and Creative Stationery Store. Junghwan & Dani, a Korean model, also visited the Weiwuying – and, yes, the center has impressed the model. In fact, she expects to visit Kaohsiung down the line for the upcoming marine culture and pop music center.

Kaohsiung Weiwuying Open Theater
Kaohsiung Weiwuying Open Theater

Mira, a popular influencer in Hong Kong, has also featured Kaohsiung, specifically its beautiful medical tourism. She showcased the aesthetic medicine of Edah Group. On top of that, she also visited amusement parks and large outlets near the hospital. Cody, a Malaysian influencer, also visited different destinations and activities in Kaohsiung, including night tour at Love River, Rainbow Arch, Glory Pier, Dream Mall, and Ferris Wheels, and more.

In the meantime, Reiko – a Japanese internet celebrity – along with her mother enjoyed Veteran’s Villages in the place, Taroko Park, and Lianchihtan (Lotus Pond).

All these celebrities have one thing in common: they wish to revisit Kaohsiung and experience an array of activities in the place in the long run.

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How to Get To Kaohsiung

AirAsia offers affordable flights to Kaohsiung, Taiwan from Manila, Clark Airport and Cebu. A flight from Clark to Kaohsiung takes an average of 1 hour, 40 minutes while Cebu to Kaohsiung takes an average of 2 hours, 25 minutes. A flight from Manila to Kaohsiung takes an average of 1 hour, 50 minutes.

AirAsia Manila to Kaohsiung Flights
AirAsia Manila to Kaohsiung Flights

AirAsia operates 3 flights to Kaohsiung (KHH) from Manila (MNL), Clark (CRK) and Cebu (CEB) every week.

AirAsia Flight Schedule from Manila, Clark and Cebu as of December 2019
AirAsia Flight Schedule from Manila, Clark, and Cebu as of December 2019

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How to get to Wei Wu Ying

Transportation –> National Hwy 1 –> Exit at the Kaohsiung Interchange –> Zhongzheng 1st Rd. –> Sanduo 1st Rd. –> Guotai Rd. Sec. 2 –> Nanjing Rd.

Public –> Take the HSR to Zuoying Station or take the Taiwan Railway to Kaohsiung Station –> Take the Kaohsiung MRT to Weiwuying

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Disclosure: Our recent familiarization trip to Kaohsiung was made possible by AirAsia and Kaohsiung Tourism Bureau

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