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Old Posted Jan 31, 2017, 6:21 PM
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Manhattanhenge: Sunset and photograpers create Kaohsiung gridlock

Manhattanhenge in Kaohsiung !

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Country: Taiwan 台湾 대만 ไต้หวัน

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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Old Posted Nov 13, 2017, 2:42 PM
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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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