Fengshan Reservoir in Kaohsiung lies on the top of Fengshan Mountain in Xiaogang District of Kaohsiung, and is a nice area to relax and enjoy views of the surrounding area.
Fengshan Reservoir was completed in 1984 to provide water for the surrounding industrial areas in Xiaogang and Linyuan. The reservoir itself lies across three districts of Koahsiung: most of it is in Xiaogang, about one third of it lies in Linyuan, and one industrial spillway lies in Daliao.
The dam holds 7.8 million tons of water, making it a medium to small sized reservoir in Taiwan.
The road around the area is open at the hours listed below. Swimming, bicycle riding, barbequing, and fishing are prohibited.
5 AM to 8 AM
2 PM to 5 PM
How to get there:
By Car/Scooter: You can enter from the east or west gate which can be reached from Dapingding or Daliao (see map below). The gates are only open in the early morning and in the afternoon as noted above. Looking for scooter rental in Kaohsiung? You can check out Klook here or KKday here to search for options. You can check also out our scooter rental guide here.
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By Bus: From Xiaogang MRT station, you can take bus R8 E to Daliao Yuantong Temple station. From there you can walk about 30 minutes up the hill to the reservoir's east entrance. You can book tickets to travel to Kaohsiung via inter-city bus on Klook here.
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I have been to the Fengshan reservoir many times. I used to live in Xiaogang, and frankly this mountain and reservoir are the nicest natural scenery around in such an industrialized area. Much of Xiaogang and Linyuan are industrial parks to process petroleum and build ships.
Taking a stroll around the road that circles the reservoir is nice.
You can also see lots of birds and fish here.
Basically it's just a nice break from the industrial areas and terrible air down below.
View of Linyuan and Donggang from the dam.
If you go further up Fengshan, there are some paths that lead to a cemetary with some of the best views of Kaohsiung.
View of Pingtung and Beidawu Mountain which is about 1500 meters above sea level. It's actually rare to have this kind of visibility.
Another view from the top of Fengshan.
View of Linyuan and Donggang in the background.
Another view of Linyuan from the graveyard. These dead people have some of the best views in Taiwan.
View of the ship building factories in Xiaogang.
View of Downtown Kaohsiung.
Another view looking toward Fenshan District.
Another view from the graveyard looking toward Pingtung.
Another view of Linyuan.
Closeup on Linyuan District.
Also there is an active military base here as well as quite a few abandoned bunkers.
For more photos, see the gallery above.
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