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Manhattanhenge: Sunset and photograpers create Kaohsiung gridlock

Manhattanhenge in Kaohsiung !

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Source: http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiw.../30/2003664049


Sunset and photograpers create Kaohsiung gridlock

By Chang Chung-yi / Staff reporter


The setting sun aligns with Cingnian Road in Kaohsiung on Saturday.
Photo: Chang Chung-yi


The setting sun aligning with streets in Kaohsiung on Saturday attracted such a large crowd of photographers, drivers and pedestrians that they blocked most of the four-lane Cingnian Road while trying to get the best view.

The full sun, seen in between the buildings on Cingnian Road, bathed the street in golden beams, bringing traffic to a standstill.

The nearby Hanshin Department Store had organized a promotional event to coincide with the sunset on the first day of the Lunar New Year, and Chenggong Street was closed off so that people could get a look at the phenomenon.

However, Chenggong Street was not the best viewing location, and so a large number of photographers turned up early in the morning to claim a spot on the traffic island on Mincyuan Road.

Fortunately, the traffic was light on the first day of the Lunar New Year holiday, and police helped ease the vehicular and pedestrian congestion.

The sunset view from Cingnian Road has been compared to New York City’s “Manhattanhenge,” when the setting sun aligns with Manhattan’s east-west numbered streets.
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Source: https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3295766

Kaohsiung goes into a frenzy to catch a glimpse of spectacular sunset

There will be a frenzy of trying to catch a glimpse of the breathtaking sunset that can be compared with Manhattanhenge on a street of Taiwan’s southern port city of Kaohsiung today (Nov. 12)

By George Liao,Taiwan News, Staff Writer
2017/11/12 11:28



(Taiwan News)—There will be a frenzy of trying to catch a glimpse of the breathtaking sunset that can be compared with Manhattanhenge on a street of Taiwan’s southern port city of Kaohsiung today (Nov. 12) despite a discouraging weather forecast.

Manhattanhenge refers to the setting sun that aligns with Manhattan’s city grid, creating a solar display perfectly framed by concrete buildings and steel skyscrapers. And there are two days in a year that people in Kaohsiung have a good chance of viewing a sunset similar to Manhattanhenge, and one of the two days is today.

After media reporting and photography enthusiasts’ spreading the word in recent years, the two occasions of viewing the sunset from the city’s Cingnian Road (青年路) have become incredibly photogenic events.

To accommodate the crowds, Kaohsiung Tourism Bureau will partly enforce traffic control on the fast lane of Cingnian Road between Minquan Road (民權路) and Guanghua Road (光華路) between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.

In spite of overcast and rainy weather was forecast for Kaohsiung today, the city’s tourism bureau said related activities scheduled to be held on the spot will not be canceled regardless of the weather. However, the bureau kept its fingers crossed for clear skies and a glowing sunset over the city.

As Kaohsiung Cultural Center is located on higher ground with a good view of the spectacular sunset on Cingnian Road, security guards at the center have been bracing for an assembly of photographers there.



Manhattanhenge in New York City. (Photo credit: Max Pixel).
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Source: https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3556955

Sunset spectacle set to illuminate Taiwan’s Kaohsiung on Nov. 11

Astronomical event could be Kaohsiung’s version of ‘Manhattanhenge’

By Huang Tzu-ti,Taiwan News, Staff Writer
2018/10/20 18:56



(Taiwan News) – Kaohsiung residents can expect to be wowed by a spectacular sunset on Nov. 11, forecast to occur at 5:15 pm on the day, according to Central Weather Bureau.

Qingnian 1st Road (青年一路) will be sealed off between section Minquan 1st Road and Weiren Street from 4 pm to 6 pm to allow for a better and safer viewing experience for the solar phenomenon, Tourism Bureau of Kaohsiung said in a statement.

Kaohsiung shares a street grid pattern similar to that of Manhattan, NY, where twice per year the setting sun or the rising sun is aligned with the east-west streets of the city, creating a stunning spectacle dubbed as “Manhattanhenge” as the sun is framed by illuminated towering skyscrapers.

Photography enthusiasts are invited to visit the area to take selfies against the backdrop of the rare phenomenon. Individuals producing the pictures at a number of hotels and accommodation establishments will enjoy preferential offers in a program sponsored by Kaohsiung City Government.

The Tourism Bureau has also taken the opportunity to promote travel to the southern city of Taiwan, when the weather is warm and suited for outdoor activities, presenting the availability for a gondola ride on Love River or a double-decker sightseeing tour to Lotus Pond (蓮池潭).

Kaohsiung has been ranked one of the Top-10 cities to visit in 2018 by Lonely Planet. Attractions listed by the travel guide include a massive arts center, a spectacular cruise terminal, a sleek light-rail system, and the new 'Eye of the Mountain' skywalk, according to the website of Lonely Planet.


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Source: http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiw.../27/2003703145

Streets to be closed for ‘Kaohsiunghenge’: official

By Ke Yu-hao and Jonathan Chin / Staff reporter, with staff writer


The natural phenomenon of the sun setting in alignment with Kaoshiung’s east-west Cingnian Road, known as the “Kaohsiunghenge,” is pictured on Jan. 28 last year, the first day of the Lunar New Year.Oct 27, 2018
Photo: Chang Chung-yi

The Kaohsiung City Government is to close off some streets to traffic during “Kaohsiunghenge” on Nov. 11 for residents and visitors to admire the striking view, the city’s Tourism Bureau said.

Twice a year in Kaohsiung, the sun sets where it aligns with the city’s east-west streets, Tourism Bureau Director Tseng Tzu-wen (曾姿雯) said, adding that a similar effect in Manhattan, New York City — which also has a grid layout — has been nicknamed “Manhattanhenge.”

According to Central Weather Bureau forecasts, “Kaohsiung-henge” is to take place at 5:15pm on Nov. 11, she said.

The city government is to close Section 1 of Cingnian Road between Mincyuan 1st Road and Weiren Street to all vehicles, including Route 11 buses, so that visitors and residents can enjoy the sight safely, she said.

People planning to view the spectacle are advised to use public transportation or to leave their vehicles in the Mincyuan Bridge parking lot or the Sihwei garage facility on Lingya 1st Road, she said.

Under an agreement with the city, the Howard, Ambassador, Han Hsien, 85 Sky Tower and Grand Han-Lai hotels are to charge lower rates for rooms, dining facilities and transportation services from Nov. 8 to Nov. 11, the bureau said.

Guide book publisher Lonely Planet this year recommended Kaohsiung as the fifth-nicest city to visit, she said.

There are other sights to see in the city, including the Baolai Flower Park and Hot Springs in Liouguei (六龜), pleasure cruises down the Love River (愛河) or the Lotus Pond (蓮池潭) in Zuoying (左營), she added.


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