Attraction No. 789, Zhonghua 5th Rd, Qianzhen District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan 806 Published on: 13-11-2015
|10:00 AM - 10:30 AM|
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Kaohsiung Dream Mall is good for
- Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
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Why Kaohsiung Dream Mall is special ?
Dream Mall (Chinese: 夢時代購物中心; pinyin: Mèngshídài Gòuwù Zhòngxīn), located in Qianzhen District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, is the largest shopping mall in Taiwan and the largest in East Asia. It is built and operated by Tungcheng Development Corporation (Chinese: 統正開發股份有限公司), a subsidiary of Uni-President Enterprises Corporation, Taiwan's largest food conglomerate that also runs subsidiaries in many other industries. It was designed by international architecture firm RTKL, based in Baltimore, Maryland and opened on May 12, 2007, and contains restaurants, movie theater, gym, and entertainment facilities including a rooftop amusement park.
The rooftop amusement park at Dream Mall is the home of the Kaohsiung Eye (Chinese: 高雄之眼) Ferris wheel. The wheel has a diameter of 50 metres (160 ft). Building and wheel have a combined height of 102.5 metres (336 ft).
What to explore at Kaohsiung Dream Mall?
One of the most famous features of the Dream Mall is the Hello Kitty Ferris Wheel outside the complex.
There is also a 36-carriage Hello Kitty Ferris wheel that is 102.5 meters tall and takes about 15 minutes to finish one rotation. From there, you can appreciate the city and harbor of Kaohsiung.After dark, the neon lights from the Ferris wheel continuously changes colors and patterns like the fireworks.
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.
How to get to Kaohsiung Dream Mall?
Take Highway 1 to ZhongZheng Interchange, take ZhongZheng towards
WuFu Road and turn left on ZhongHua Road. Keep driving on ZhongHua until you see the sign for Dream Mall.
- Huge shopping mall away from the main city area
- Nice elaborate collection of showrooms
- Mall with wheels on the top floor
- Big mall and better for kids
- Different from other malls in Asia
No. 789, Zhonghua 5th Rd, Qianzhen District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan 806
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One of the biggest mall in Kaohsiung where you can enjoy shopping, food, intertainment and a lot more.
This is a big and interesting mall. I spent the whole day there with my family, we shouldn't go there on weekends because there will be no more parking space and its crowded in the mall. On weekdays there will not be a lot of people. On the top floor there are many rides and shooting games. I love that place because we won't get bored and we're going to like it. It is the biggest mall in Taiwan. There are many spaces in each room in The Wheels. Sometimes the view is good but the pollution in Taiwan made the sky full of fog. The Big eye is expensive and has bad view so i recommend you not to go on to the wheel unless you really want to. In the mall it is really good there are good foods and shops.
You can reach this place via MRT, getting off at Kaisyuan Station. From there, transfer to a free shuttle bus which brings you to this huge shopping mall. (When you return, just take the same shuttle bus which will bring you back to the MRT station) The mall is basically just like any other mall with the usual brandnames and a food court. Taiwan is not specially renowned for great shopping unlike Hong Kong and Singapore, but I would imagine this place to still be a great place for the locals to get everything, or almost everything, they need all under one roof. One thing for sure is that this mall lives up to its reputation as a very big mall indeed, considering the amount of walking I had done when inside. Good thing was that there were benches around where I could sit and rest in between walks