In the past, people think that Kaohsiung is an industrial city and that there are not many fun tourist attractions worth visiting. It is time to change this perception as I bring you on a trip to rediscover the art and culture scene in the modern city of Kaohsiung.
Welcome to Kaohsiung (高雄), the southern capital of Taiwan!
Kaohsiung is a colourful city filled with art, culture and it is full of life. Do you know where to look for street art in Kaohsiung?
Today, I am here to introduce Weiwuying Street Art Village (衛武營街頭藝術彩繪) which is located along Kaohsiung’s Lingya District (苓雅區). It is known as the largest village of murals in Taiwan, a perfect place for street photography.
Imagine a huge bookshelf placed right in front of you… or a gigantic deer staring at you…! It was an eye-opening moment when I first stepped into the street art village (衛武營街頭藝術彩繪). Despite the humid weather, it did not stop me from spending time admiring the magnificent wall murals.
All the village artwork was painted by talented artists from all over the world including Belgium, Spain, Brazil, Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Italy.
Last year, the first street art festival was held along this area and it featured the most creative artwork from the wallriors.
The aim was to bring art on the streets and to public spaces, using art as a global language. Every piece of art helps to educate the youth. I am glad that through this trip, I am able to learn of Kaohsiung’s history through the colourful murals.
Weiwuying Street Art Village (衛武營街頭藝術彩繪) is located right beside Weiwuying MRT station (威武营地铁站) and opposite the National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying).
If you are planning a trip to Kaohsiung, this is definitely a place to add to your itinerary. It is FREE of Charge! No admission fee required.