Artist: Hsiuting Yen
A couple of artificial lakes (coves) have been created by the government of Kaohsiung City on the wetland by the Love River (Ai He) on both sides of Bo’ai Road, which not only serve as stormwater storage pools but also as the turning point for the Love Boat cruise. The lakes consist of an East Lake, which is an ecological pool, and a West Lake, which is a boat manoeuvring pool. Both lakes are lined with stone levees and additional vegetation has been provided to create a habitat for aquatic wildlife that simulates the ecosystem of a natural riverside. The ecological and recreational functions of the Heart of Love River (Ruyi Lake) have become a new landmark of Kaohsiung City.