Kaohsiung Sightseeing

Cijin (Qijin) District

Cijin (Qijin) District is Kaohsiung's gate to the sea, and also where Kaohsiung's historic point of origin. As well as bustling streets and beaches, many heritage sites and old streets await discovery by tourists, and the cutting-edge tourist market and Museum of Marine Exploration are also great places to visit in the summer vacation. Feel the sea breeze, visit heritage sites and watch ships from morning till evening – Cihou (Qihou) Commercial District is a relaxing choice for dining, drinking and recreation.

Add: Miaocian Rd., Cijin Dist., Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

Cihou Lighthouse

Situated atop Cihou Mountain, the snow-white, dazzling Cihou Lighthouse which watches over Kaohsiung Port is a symbol of Kaohsiung. The square lighthouse was built by the British to provide ships with illumination in 1883. An octagonal domed brick tower was constructed beside the original lighthouse in 1918 in the Japanese Colonial Era. With its white base and black top, and a balcony running round the outside, the 15.2- meter tower is very striking. The broad perspective its location on Cihou Mountain affords it allows one to take in all of the scenery of the Taiwan Strait and Kaohsiung City at a glance.

Add: No.34, Cisia Ln., Cijin Dist., Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

Tianliao Moon World

The Tianliao Moon World is the most developed badland and mud volcano areas in Taiwan, and its unique geography is known as “badlands” in geography, and is filled with a desolate, barren beauty. From Tianliao to Cishan (Qishan) along the Provincial Highway No. 28 which pass through the area and over 20 mud volcanoes, and eruptions can often be seen, for which Dagunshui and Xiaogunshui volcanoes are most famous. The Mudstone Geography Center, situated at the Scenic Area's entrance, features explanations of the nature of mudstone and illustrated explanations- it might be called the key to a deep understanding of the Tianliao Moon World.

Add: No.36, Yueciou Rd., Tianliao Dist., Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

Foguangshan Buddha Memorial Centre

Since its opening in 2011, Fo Guang Shan Buddha Memorial Center (BMC) had received several accolades including recognition by International Council of Museums (ICOM), ISO 50001 certification, and the 2014 Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor as the top ranking attraction in Kaohsiung.

Add: No.1, Tongling Rd., Dashu Dist., Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

Love River

Beginning at Lianchitan in the north and extending south to the right bank of Love River, the Bike Trail is 24.5 km long and passes through the main areas of Kaohsiung. The trail connects Kaohsiung’s scenic spots, cultural characteristics and rivers and wetlands. If you want to experience all of scenic spots at once, along with the interaction between nature, man, the rivers and the city, a journey along Love River will not have been wasted.

Add: Hedong Rd., Qianjin Dist., Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

Kaohsiung Port

Kaohsiung Port, located on the southern extremity of Kaohsiung City, spans six administrative districts. Its large hinterland and natural bay have made it Taiwan's largest port, and also the thirteenth-largest port in the world. Up to 116 wharfs are in operation at any time, and as Taiwan's most important shipping hub, it could be called the economic heart and symbol of Kaohsiung. Under the deft management of the Kaohsiung City Government, not only is its business flourishing, and not only has the facilities in the port been upgraded to the best available, its variety of sights has made it into a panorama of Kaohsiung's beautiful present.

Add: No.62, Linhai 2nd Rd., Gushan Dist., Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

Singuang Ferry Wharf

Singuang Ferry Wharf has successfully revitalized the old face of the port district with hugely creative leisure facilities and pieces of public art. Stroll around, listen to the tides, smell the sea air, or walk around the hanging corridor, and feast your eyes on the scenery of the port. As well as wooden walking trails and a viewing platform, the most attractive feature of the Wharf is the kids' swimming pool, which is unique in that its fountain design imitates the booms of container cranes, and the red fountain is reflected in the blue water and sky- an extraordinarily eye-catching sight.

Add: The Intersection of Singuang Rd. and Chenggong 2nd Rd., Lingya Dist., Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

The Pier-2 Art Center

Situated in the basin No. 3 of Kaohsiung Port, it has been made into a unique open art space, providing artists and students with an environment in which to express themselves, and has already become Kaohsiung's most popular cultural spot. All kinds of art activities are held irregularly in the District, bringing a rich artistic air to the port metropolis of Kaohsiung, and also bringing a new tide of southern art in Kaohsiung. The western railway line, which previously brought goods to the docks, has now become Kaohsiung's busiest cycling trail, and amazing works of art await discovery in the District's public spaces. Visitors can also go to the Hamasen Railway Cultural Park and witness how the passage of time has affected Kaohsiung's first railway station.

Add: No.1, Dayong Rd., Yancheng Dist., Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

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