Kaohsiung Cultural Center

The Kaohsiung Cultural Center (Chinese: 高雄市文化中心; pinyin: Gāoxióngshì Wénhuà Zhōngxīn) is a cultural center located in Lingya District of Kaohsiung, Taiwan. It was founded by the city government in 1981. The main building of the center is a complex of two concert halls, many galleries, and a library. The office of Kaohsiung Bureau of Cultural Affairs is also located in Kaohsiung Cultural Center.[1][2]

Kaohsiung Cultural Center
高雄市文化中心
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Former namesKaohsiung Chiang Kai-shek Cultural Center
LocationLingya, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Coordinates22°37′36″N 120°19′04″E / 22.62667°N 120.31778°E / 22.62667; 120.31778Coordinates: 22°37′36″N 120°19′04″E / 22.62667°N 120.31778°E / 22.62667; 120.31778
TypeCultural center
Acreage13,884 m2

HistoryEdit

The cultural center was originally built as a memorial hall for Chiang Kai-shek; its former name was Kaohsiung Chiang Kai-shek Cultural Center (高雄市立中正文化中心). The memorial function was abolished by the city government in 2007, and the name was then changed to the current name.

StructureEdit

The main building is 13,884 m2, the main audience hall located in the center called Jhihde Hall (至德堂) seats an audience of 1672. This hall is the cultural center for Kaohsiung city. The next largest hall Jhihshan Hall (至善廳) seats 483 people, this hall is available for other performances, rehearsals and speech. There are also Chih-Chen Hall (至真堂) and Chih-Mei Galleries (至美軒), for artists and students.

Notable eventsEdit

TransportationEdit

The cultural center is accessible within walking distance South from Cultural Center Station of the Kaohsiung MRT.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Attractions > Hot Spots > Kaohsiung City > Kaohsiung Cultural Center >".
  2. ^ "Kaohsiung Cultural Center". Kaohsiung Travel. 17 November 2020. Retrieved 5 January 2021.

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