New Gangshan Hilltop Observation Deck
Ride the Music, Fly With the Mountain Wind
The New Gangshan Hilltop Observation Deck (崗山之眼) was built as a sky cloister under a budget over NT$100 million. What is innovative about the observation deck is that it exhibits the beautiful landscape of Gangshan through the symbol of music, which conveys an image of melodic harmony.
Ride the Music, Fly With the Mountain WindBy Lin Yuan Yu, Chian Lin
The New Gangshan Hilltop Observation Deck is designed with offset suspension structure, which means that the front and back ends of the deck are connected to the pillars on separate sides of the valley. The steel rope suspends the observation spot high up in the air. The total length of the bridge is 88 meters and the height of the main pillar is approximately 41 meters. One could take in every single part of the great scenery on the observation deck.
Image: Tourism Bureau of the Kaohsiung City Government
The scenery of clouds, water and mountain can be observed by standing on top of the hill. On the east side is the panorama lake view of Agongdian Reservoir (阿公店水庫), one can also overlook the entire Gangshan city. The layers of mountains near by illuminate of emerald-green. When it is sunny, the main ridge of Central Mountain Range (中央山脈), Beidawu Mountain (北大武陵山), becomes visible. The majestic grant horizon that came along with The New Gangshan Hilltop Observation Deck revolutionizes the perception and experience of hiking and viewing scenery in the suburbs of Kaohsiung.
Edited by Shawn Chou
This content is sponsored by Tourism Bureau of the Kaohsiung City Government.