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(1)The Venue of The 3rd International Conference on Gender Equity Education in the Asia-Pacific Region
          Place:National Kaohsiung Normal University
          Address:No.116, Ho-ping 1st Rd., Kaohsiung City, Taiwan(R.O.C.)
          Tel:+886-7-7172930 ext.2011
          Fax:+ 886-7-7710366
(2)How to get to the National Kaohsiung Normal University
       ․From Chang Kai Shek (CKS, Taiwan Taoyuan) International Airport
           1.Take a bus or a taxi from CKS International Airport to Taiwan High Speed Rail(THSR)Taoyuan Station.
            【THSR Web: http://www.thsrc.com.tw/en/travel/stations.asp
           2.Take THSR from Taoyuan Station to Zuoying Station.
           3.Take Kaohsiung Rapid Transit Corporation(KRTC)from R16 Zuoying Station to R10 Formosa Boulevard.
            【KRTC Web: http://www.krtco.com.tw/en/service/service-1.aspx
           4.Take KRTC from R10 Formosa Boulevard to O7 Cultural Center Station.
           5.Walk 10 minutes from the 3rd exit of the Cultural Center Station to National Kaohsiung Normal University.
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       ․From Kaohsiung International Airport (http://www.kia.gov.tw)
           Take the transportation in turn:
           1.Take Kaohsiung Rapid Transit Corporation(KRTC)from R4 Kaohsiung International Airport Station to R10
              Formosa Boulevard.
            【KRTC Web: http://www.krtco.com.tw/en/service/service-1.aspx
           2. Take KRTC from R10 Formosa Boulevard to O7 Cultural Center Station.
           3. Walk 10 minutes from the 3rd exit of the Cultural Center Station to National Kaohsiung Normal University.
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The site map of the KRTC Cultural Center Station to National Kaohsiung Normal University


    Hot spots

․Love River

     Almost all big cities have a beautiful river passed by, this is specially true in Kaohsiung. Love River lies across Kaohsiung for times of sunrises and sunsets. Love River, known as Ta Kou (Da Gou) River in Ching (Qing) Dynasty, was renamed by Japanese as Takao River.
     The river was also called Kaohsiung Canal. After restoration of Taiwan, the riverbanks were beautified with greenery
 works and developed to be park areas, decorated with pillars chained with iron rope. The area becomes a romantic place for lovers to date with each other, therefore, the river was reputed as Love River.

․Urban Spotlight
 Themed on lights, the City Light Gallery located in the Central Park radiates blue neon lights, adding to the beauty of the night. Adding an artistic touch to the public facilities like bus stops, telephone booths, trashcans, bulletin boards, chairs and streetlamps, Kaohsiung City Government boldly broke away from the stereotyped decorations of public facilities to bring more visual beauty and aesthetic taste to the cityscape. 2001 Kaohsiung citizens and Mayor Hsieh contributed photos of their smiley faces for the refreshing artistic creation of "SMILE 2001-the Wall of Hope" that shines a ray of hope on the city.

․Lotus Lake
This famous scenic area on the northern outskirts of Kaohsiung City is noted for its profusion of temples, with the Confucius Temple at its northern edge and, in the south, the Dragon and Tiger Pagodas and the Spring and Autumn Pavilions. The lake is most beautiful in the late afternoon, when the setting sun is reflected in the water. Nearby are the ruins of the Fongshan County walls and gates, which have been designated a first-grade historic. 

․Former British Consulate
The former Ching means the Ching Dynasty while Taka is the ancient name of Kaohsiung.
    The consulate was built in 1865 with more than a hundred years of history. It is now the most antique western building preserved in Taiwan, which is listed as the second-class historic spot. It was the western building designed by a British engineer and built by Chinese craftsmen, and it is the most meaningful ancient building of Chinese modern history with graceful and elegant proportion. Semicircle arches are rhythmically arranged in order with considerably rhyming. At the corner, the circle arch is smaller and the wall pillar is bigger, which has reinforced function in dynamics. It is the Baroque typed building of the Renaissance era. It emphasizes on the stylish regular pattern and its hollow pattern railings were built with excellent bricks. Harmonious sense of beauty is shown at every turn. Among the existing western style buildings in Taiwan, it provides an excellent example of technique and style and that possesses the value of historical architecture study and conservation value. The building brick and mortar used all continue using the traditional method of Fukien and Taiwan. Some parts are even filled with clay and soil, while wooden truss is built with complete western style. It is the building that has double function, administrative and residencial function, and its style also lies in between them. It is the portrayal illustration of modern Chinese and Western cultural communication, and also the first formal consulate built by foreigners in Taiwan. The occurrence of consulate opened up the development of western architecture for Taiwan in the future.

․Chiang Kai-shek Cultural Center
This center, located on Wufu 1st Rd., is one of the city's oldest cultural venues and now offers a wide variety of cultural and artistic activities. In addition to exhibitions that are held in the Chih Mei Hall and Exhibition Hall all year round, a diverse range of performances are held in the Chih Te Hall and Chih Shan Hall almost every evening.
․Sizih Bay (Sizihwan)
Sizih Bay is perched on the sea at the western edge of Kaohsiung City, just southwest of Mt. Longevity, with the Qijin Peninsuna stretching southward. Its main feature is a swimming beach known for its clear blue water, the beauty of its sunsets, and its natural reef. The atmosphere and the scenery here change from morning to night; each time of the day has its special attraction, but the brilliant colors of the sunset are unparalleled in their beauty. The long breakwater here is the landmark of Sizih Bay, and basking in the sea breeze on the breakwater gives the most pleasant and comfortable sensation imaginable.


․Dream Mall
Nature, life and maritime culture converge at Dream Mall, Kaohsiung City's first international class shopping and leisure center. The new mall is situated in Kaohsiung Multifunctional Commerce and Trade Park adjacent to Chenggong Rd. and Jhonghua Rd. The east-west running Time Avenue lies to the north and Kaohsiung International Airport, Kaohsiung Harbor, Sun Yat-sen Expressway and MRT stations are located nearby, making the mall easy to reach. The front Blue Whale Hall rises seven floors, while the main mall building has nine aboveground floors plus two underground levels providing indoor parking for up to 3,561 cars and 2,016 scooters. An additional 605 cars, 636 scooters, and 21 buses can fit into the outside lot.
     The shopping area of Dream Mall covers about 257,000 square meters of the total floor space of 400,000 square meters, accommodating nearly 600 major retail shops. Among them are five anchor businesses—Uni-Hankyu Department Store of Japan, Britain's Marks & Spencer Department Store, Japan's Hokkaido Ice & Snow Theme Park, Hello Kitty Ferris Wheel, Happy 100, and Cinemark Cinema—as well as 18 big box stores. The innovative mall design incorporates natural and maritime motifs based on the four major themes of water, flowers, nature, and the universe. In addition to shopping, visitors to Dream Mall combines leisure, recreation, art and culture, and dining functions to create a major new recreation landmark in the maritime capital of Kaohsiung.

․Sanduo Shopping District
The Sanduo area has risen as a top shopping destination in Kaohsiung in recent years. Anchor stores here include the Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Department Store, SOGO, and Mega'21 Far Eastern Shopping Complex. There are also a number of clothing boutiques and smaller shops, including Japanese merchandise retailers Poya and A+1, and other shops selling discount cosmetics, handbags, and daily goods. Items at these shops are generally 20% to 50% cheaper than similar items at department store boutiques, making them a magnet for young shoppers. Sanduo has also benefited from its proximity to the traditional market on Senlin Road.
      Sanduo Shopping District is adjacent to the Sanduo and Jhongshan Road traffic circles near the high-rise core in Kaohsiung. To the south it links with the Asia-Pacific Financial Plaza, the 85-floor Tuntex Sky Tower, and a multifunctional economic and trade area being promoted by the Kaohsiung City Government. An MRT station will soon open in this area making it even easier to reach.

․New Jyuejiang Shopping Area
   Innovative management and independent shops find a home at Kaohsiung's New Jyuejiang shopping area.
     Learning from the past success of the "Old Jyuejiang" shopping area, the New Jyuejiang shopping area is centered on a popular consumer magnet—the Datung Department Store at the intersection of Wufu 2nd Road and Renjhih Street. It is also right next to the Mercuries Department Store and the Oscar Cinema on Lane 167 of Wenheng 2nd Road. New Jyuejiang has also learned a lesson from its predecessor's downfall, replacing the latter's traditional business style with a new management approach.
     Young people, new fashion, recreation, shopping and dining all collide at New Jyuejiang, which is rapidly sucking in new businesses to become Kaohsiung's biggest shopping destination. Cinemas, trendy clothes, jewelry, watches, cosmetics, and beauty salons mingle with cafes, American and Japanese fast food restaurants, and all types of stalls to provide a something for everyone. New Jyuejiang is the place to go in southern Taiwan for imported goods and chic attire, much of it arriving in step with debuts in the fashion capitals of the world.

    Good food

․Lioho Tourist Night Market
You will not be considered to visit Kaohsiung if you miss out Liu Ho Night Market. As early as in 1950, more and more stalls came to stationed in Ta Kang Pu of Hsin Hsing District in Kaohsiung, finally forming the well-known "Ta Kang Pu Night Market". The night market is developed into large-scale, known as Liu Ho Night Market. The Night Market is not far away if you walk from Kaohsiung Railway Station along the Chung Shan Road straightforward, which takes only ten minutes more, and then turn right to Liu Ho Road. In daytime, the market is a straight road, and turns into prosperous market area in nighttime. There are 138 stalls in Liu Ho Night Market, most of them serve snacks and provide entertainment and games for recreation, the garments/apparels and groceries are rarely seen in the market. In particular, the dozens of steak houses boom around the market offering beef steak at reasonable price or family-size package meal. No matter what you like to have, a variety of delicious food, specialties, cold drinks, ices and seafood here are offered for your choice. Just remind you, don't miss the opportunity to taste the papaya milk and steamed salty shrimps in Kaohsiung.
More tour spots about Kaohsiung, please refer to the web of Tourism Bureau, Republic of China (Taiwan):

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