The Temple of Fo Guang Shan Monastery was established by Master Hsing Yun, the founding guru, on May 16, 1967 for the cultivation of talented monks. Buddha’s Light has, since its founding, been devoted to blend the practices of Buddhism with the world. It is now the largest and an internationally renowned Buddhist sacred spot in Asia and an important tourist attraction in southern Taiwan.
2. Sanhe Kilns
Dashu was once the hub of kilns in Taiwan. The number of kilns has reduced from over 130 in its prime to only three in Sanhe Tile Factory. These red tile kilns are rare in Taiwan and the only three that remain in southern Taiwan. They are now ranked as one of the ten major historic buildings in Kaohsiung County.
3. Gaoping River Cable-Stayed Bridge
The bridge of the Second Freeway extends across the Gaoping River from a location about 500 meters south of the Liling Bridge, part of Provincial Roadway #22. It is a cable-stayed bridge with a total length of 2,617 m and six driving lanes for two directions. On the west side of the bridge is Dashu, Kaohsiung County while Jiuru, Pingtung County lies on the east side. Featuring characteristics of structural dynamics and aesthetics, the completed bridge is a structure of visual landscaping.
4. Gaoping River Dike
Dashu river dike is the largest watershed in greater Kaohsiung. A bicycle path has been laid along the 5km long embankment from the north of the dike to the cable-stayed brige. Here, people can watch aquatic birds, river fish, wetlands and plants in natural ecosystems.
5. Gaoping Riverside Park
Gaoping Riverside Park is located
between the Gaoping Bridge on the right bank of the Gaoping
River and the flat under the old railway bridge. With
the rich and beautiful ecosystems provided by the Gaoping
River, one can enjoy natural environments in the vicinity
of the park. The park also offers a recreational location
for residents in the surrounding urban areas.
6. Syuanhuashan Temple
Syuanhuashan Temple is located on the hillside in Jhongling Village, Dashu, Kaohsiung. It is a magnificent building in the form of the Altar of Heaven.
7. Hsin Yi Golf
With a vast area and pleasant scenery, the course is an ideal destination for fitness and recreation.
Reservation Hotline: 07-6563210
Address: 1, Hsinyi Road, Jhongling Village, Dashu, Kaohsiung County
8. Guanyin Mountain Golf Course
The course is located on the border between Dashu and Dashe and has wonderful scenery.
Address: 140, Sanhe Road, Sanhe Village, Dashu, Koahsiung County
9. Gushan Warehouse Industrial and Recreational Park
Located on the old Provincial Roadway #21, the Gushan Warehouse has been transformed into “Gushan Warehouse Industrial and Recreational Park”. In addition to the existing warehouse, there are an educational herb and flower farm, an educational farm for the ecology of bees, and an experience zone for paddy processing.
The park has a caf? for coffee and snacks and a shop selling agricultural products including special processed products of Dashu, such as ice candy with pineapples and the mixture of Gardenia and starch, honey, and herbs. In May when it is the season of Yuhebao lychee, visitors can enjoy the one and only ice candy with Yuhebao and Konnyaku.