Star-of-Cianjhen Bike Bridge
Star-of-Cianjhen Bike Bridge is the second cyclist bridge in Kaohsiung, which across Zhongshan and Kaixuan Roads with an accompanying tree lined pedestrian bridge constructed in October 2011 and finished in April 2013.
This project is located in an important position. It is a node of three bike paths including Formosa Boulevard Bike Path, West Side Harbor Line Bike Path, Cianjhen River Bike Path. However, Zhongshan and Kaixuan Roads are two main roads that link to Kaohsiung harbor and downtown. We can see a lot of truck, car, and motorcycle crowded on the road. Every biker and pedestrian are always exposed to the dangerous. Further, the bike paths are also cut off by these two main roads. The system of bicycle and pedestrian should be re-planned and re-connected. Considering the safety of all citizens, all ramps slope were less than 8% to meet the bicycles and accessibility ramps standards. Thus the accessible elevators and accessibility handrails were designed, so that all citizens can enjoy in this wonderful urban space.
It provides a friendly environment for cyclist and pedestrians, and also solves the problems of the connection between metro station R6 and community.
In 2010, Kaohsiung was featured by CNN as being one of the top cycling cities in Asia, and Star-of-Cianjhen Bike Bridge also obtained several praises in Taiwan. After completion of the project, it will provide the safe, comfortable cycling environment and complete the cyclist network in Kaohsiung.
Kenting National Park
Kenting National Park is one of the eight national parks in Taiwan, the other seven are Dongsha, Kenting, Kinmen, Shei-pa, Taijiang, Taroko, Yangmingshan, and Yushann. Located in Hengchun Town, Pingtung County, Kenting National Park is Taiwan's first and southernmost national park that was established in 1984. The park is famous for its unique sceneries, and tropical climate with sunshine throughout the year. The landscape of Kenting Park is divided into two long and narrow parts, with mountains in the north and south with coral tablelands.
Kenting National Park covers both land and ocean areas with a spacious total area around 33268 hectares. The land area ranges from Mt. Turtle (Gueishan) to the waterfront area, Eluanbi, Kenting National Park, Nanwan (South Bay), and many others. The ocean area covers the waterfronts of Nanwan (South Bay), Eluanbi, Gueishan (Mt. Turtle), and Nanren Bay a kilometer away from the coastline.
There are spectacular geographical sceneries, precious ecosystems, and rare ecologies in Kenting National park. The Park features five areas of ecological protection area, special sceneries area, historical sites area, recreational area, and control area. The main park lies behind Eluanbi Lighthouse along the coast, total area of 59 hectares, and an ecology reserve area with spectacular ecological attractions such as sand seashores, fringing reef shores, rock seashores, limestone tableland cliffs, isolated mountains, slumping cliffs, river mouths, rivers and lakes.
Along the beaches and bays of the Kenting National Park, adventurous and interesting water activities are available such as scuba diving, banana boat, water scooter, submarine, and coastal diving. Another big event happens here in Kenting every year in April since 1995 is called ““Spring scream”. The festival showcases a variety of music from Taiwan and oversea bands. Every year during spring time, large numbers of music lovers gather in Kenting for vivid and relaxing concerts.