Ai He (Love River)
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  • csChai
    Malaysia1,312 contributions
    A Nice Place for an Evening Stroll
    This promenade is a nice place for an evening stroll in Kaoshiung city. It is clean, cool and breezy when we were there. The colourful lights and sights of the surrounding buildings make an attractive place to visit. It is a great place for night photography. There are cafes with live entertainment and karaoke, restaurants, night market stalls as well as a few buskers and street performers along the riverbank. Visitors can also go for a river cruise on the various types of boats for a fee. We chose to walk along the promenade and in the well-maintained gardens where benches are provided. Although it was not brightly lit, we felt safe. Definitely worth a visit (stroll) when you are in Kaoshiung city.
    Visited December 2019
    Written 3 January 2020
  • Larry-Calif
    San Francisco, California377 contributions
    LOVE ANYTIME
    It was late afternoon, but not too late for a boat ride along the Ai He Love River. The original name of the river was Kaohsiung River. One of the many boats cruising the river was Love River Cruise. However, during a typhoon, the signboard of the shop was blown down, with only the first two characters "Lover River" left on it. There was also the story of unfortunately couple who jumped into the river killing themselves for love. After the tragedy was reported, the name of Love River began to circulate widely and then it became the official name of the river. We rode the Kaohsiung Solar-Powered Love Boat and cruised for 20-minutes round trip along the beautiful Love River. As we floated along River starting from the Love Pier, we saw many points of interest such as Kaohsiung Music Hall, Kaohsiung District Court, 228 Peace Memorial Park, Holy Rosary Cathedral, Kaohsiung Bridge,, Zhongzheng Bridge, Zodiac Wharf, Glory Pier, various popular cafe and dining spots on both side of the river. One recognizable landmark is Ao, the Chinese mythical dragon fish creature. At night the love cruise takes on a magical atmosphere with colorful lights on both sides of the river reflecting on the surface of the water and the bridges are lighted up adding the the magic river's stunning night view and illuminated cityscape The Love River has become an icon of Kaohsiung City. It is worth a visit, walk, cup of coffee, boat ride, and bike ride day or night to enjoy the beautiful scenery. Whether it day or night, I can feel the LOVE ANYTIME ... at Ai He Love River.
    Visited December 2019
    Travelled with friends
    Written 28 November 2020
  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia13,413 contributions
    Take a trip along Kaohsiung's river
    Ai He is translated as "Love River." Love River runs through the middle of Kaohsiung, Taiwan's port city. You can take a stroll along the banks of the river and get a snack from one of the food stalls. A stroll by the river is a popular outing for young people. If you have time, you can take a boat trip and see the city of Kaohsiung from the water. As for the name, years ago I thought "Love River" was a strange name for this murky river, but recently it's been cleaned up. So what is the origin of "Love River?" Like most things ,it's been lost in the mists of time.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 10 February 2023
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pldj m
185 contributions
Mar 2023 • Friends
City of Kaohsiung designs along the river band beautifully. Nice facilities for citizens can relax walking next to the ocean side whenever in day time or night time.
Written 31 May 2023
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,413 contributions
Feb 2023
Ai He is translated as "Love River." Love River runs through the middle of Kaohsiung, Taiwan's port city. You can take a stroll along the banks of the river and get a snack from one of the food stalls. A stroll by the river is a popular outing for young people. If you have time, you can take a boat trip and see the city of Kaohsiung from the water. As for the name, years ago I thought "Love River" was a strange name for this murky river, but recently it's been cleaned up. So what is the origin of "Love River?" Like most things ,it's been lost in the mists of time.
Written 10 February 2023
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wireless_in_CA
United States4,834 contributions
Sep 2022 • Solo
Per the hotel recommendation, I headed over to the river to take a river cruise. However I never found the boats but did come across the 2022 Balloon Festival where hot air balloons were blown up and displayed on the ground. I wondered if they let them take off in the daylight.

The other nice surprise was the Food bike Market. I never saw a food bike before so that was a unique experience watching them prepare and cook on a much smaller footprint. It wasn’t just exclusive to Food bikes as other vendors drove their food trucks or just set up tables. Hamburgers, seafood, ice cream, boba teas and more were available to choose from. It was a good location to buy and then sit along the river, enjoy the sights and eat or drink.

Lots of couples were here so could see why this was a good place for strolling. It was well lit and police were stationed at each end.
Written 25 September 2022
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AbbottHsu
Serang, Indonesia766 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
A well designated river bank for you to walk or jog on weekend or holidays with families or friends. You can enjoy the breeze from Love river and watch the cruise of yacht. Enjoy your time here.
Written 25 September 2021
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Larry-Calif
San Francisco, CA377 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
It was late afternoon, but not too late for a boat ride along the Ai He Love River.

The original name of the river was Kaohsiung River. One of the many boats cruising the river was Love River Cruise.
However, during a typhoon, the signboard of the shop was blown down, with only the first two characters "Lover River" left on it. There was also the story of unfortunately couple who jumped into the river killing themselves for love. After the tragedy was reported, the name of Love River began to circulate widely and then it became the official name of the river.

We rode the Kaohsiung Solar-Powered Love Boat and cruised for 20-minutes round trip along the beautiful Love River.

As we floated along River starting from the Love Pier, we saw many points of interest such as Kaohsiung Music Hall, Kaohsiung District Court, 228 Peace Memorial Park, Holy Rosary Cathedral, Kaohsiung Bridge,, Zhongzheng Bridge, Zodiac Wharf, Glory Pier, various popular cafe and dining spots on both side of the river.

One recognizable landmark is Ao, the Chinese mythical dragon fish creature.

At night the love cruise takes on a magical atmosphere with colorful lights on both sides of the river reflecting on the surface of the water and the bridges are lighted up adding the the magic river's stunning night view and illuminated cityscape

The Love River has become an icon of Kaohsiung City. It is worth a visit, walk, cup of coffee, boat ride, and bike ride day or night to enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Whether it day or night, I can feel the LOVE ANYTIME ... at Ai He Love River.
Written 29 November 2020
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PaulSiow
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia2,731 contributions
Nov 2019
We visited this river once during the day and another time at night. There were some bridges crossing the river and it was more beautiful at night, with all the colorful lights. We stayed nearby and it was quite convenient for us to take leisurely strolls along both sides of this river.
Written 21 October 2020
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ROCruiser
Claremont, CA4,634 contributions
Jul 2019
This used to be a stinky waterway in the city but now it turned into a nice, clean spot. When visiting Kaohsiung, coming to the river and taking the boat ride should be a must-do. It's relaxing, enjoyable, and fun. Beware of the cafe nearby though, they are quite a bit more expensive than your regular cafes.
Written 18 April 2020
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Ivan 泉
Singapore, Singapore102 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Luck to be there during the lantern festival. Crowded but atmosphere was awesome. Night time will be good to stroll along the river
Written 15 February 2020
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rnathan
Surrey, Canada352 contributions
Jan 2020
We found the gondola before reaching the boat station, so that is what we took. The Love River is adorned with multiple lighting displays, notably the Soaring Dragon Fish statue.
Written 30 January 2020
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csChai
Malaysia1,312 contributions
Dec 2019
This promenade is a nice place for an evening stroll in Kaoshiung city. It is clean, cool and breezy when we were there. The colourful lights and sights of the surrounding buildings make an attractive place to visit. It is a great place for night photography. There are cafes with live entertainment and karaoke, restaurants, night market stalls as well as a few buskers and street performers along the riverbank. Visitors can also go for a river cruise on the various types of boats for a fee. We chose to walk along the promenade and in the well-maintained gardens where benches are provided. Although it was not brightly lit, we felt safe. Definitely worth a visit (stroll) when you are in Kaoshiung city.
Written 4 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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