Kaohsiung Cijin / Sizihwan / Love River Day Tour
    • From: $149 /Per Car
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    • Tour Code: TWKHH8001
    • Trip Duration: Approximately 6 hours
    • Language: Chinese
    • Trip Characteristics:

      Roundtrip from Kaohsiung high speed rail station or Hotels in Kaohsiung
      The British Consulate at Takow:US$4

Itinerary

The Qihou Lighthouse → The Qihou Battery → Qijin Tunnel Of Stars → Qijin Seaside Park → Qijin Mazu Temple → The British Consulate at Takow → Xizi Bay → The Pier-2 Art Center → Love River → Glory Pier
  • The Qihou 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.

  • The Qihou Battery

    In the early days of Cijin's development, military affairs were very important, and a fort was built a fort at the peak of Cihou Mountain in the Kangxi Emperor's reign, mainly in order to defend Kaohsiung Harbor. Most structures in the fort were built with red tiles, and are imbued with traditional Chinese style. If you come to side walls and doors (bazimen and baziqian), the four characters in Chinese “ Zhen Zhen Tian Nan (振震天南)” are still visible – the fort has an extraordinary atmosphere. Pairs of characters have been inscribed on the walls, accompanied by inscriptions of bats in the corners, and many traditional architectural patterns can be seen on the ramparts and stairs, all of which are symbols of Chinese style.

  • Qijin Tunnel Of Stars

    The Cijin Star Tunnel, which was excavated in the Japanese Colonial Era and passes through Cihou Mountain, was originally a military tunnel, but a wooden plank path has now been built in the tunnel, and it has been decorated with glow-in-the-dark paintings of 12 constellations and materials such as driftwood and luminous stones; accompanied by the cool sea breeze which passes through the cave, they together inspire a feeling of romance at being beneath the stars. Upon leaving the tunnel, you will see Cijin sound beneath Cihou Mountain, the ocean spray beating on the towering, precipitous green lime walls, creating a grand, primeval ocean scene.

  • Qijin Seaside Park

    Cijin Seaside Park combines ferries, tricycles, a lighthouse, heritage sites and a seaside park. It includes a seawater bathing area, a scenic trail 1km in length which allows one to savor the view as the sun sets, cross-country and natural ecological areas, as well as the Shell Museum, with its rich collection of shellfish. Taking the ferry to Cijin allows one to venture into the quiet, simple old streets and alleys, savor fine seafood, or stroll through the evening fish market, experiencing the customs of an old fishing village.

  • Qijin Mazu Temple

    The sea goddess Matsu has been worshipped at Cijin Tianhou Temple for over 300 years. The Temple was Taiwan's first temple to Matsu and is also Kaohsiung's oldest temple. Architecturally, it is a southern-style temple, with two halls, five doors and two guard rooms, while temple's roof is a swallow-tail ridge , decorated with two dragons forming an arch over an immortal; it has a simple, rustic air. Many important artefacts have been gathered inside. The temple is Kaohsiung's local religious centre.

  • The British Consulate at Takow

    The British Consulate at Takao is a building in the British style which was constructed in 1879, and is situated beside Shaochuantou Wharf, with a mountain behind and the sea in front. It is the oldest extant modern Western building in Taiwan, and was also the first consulate the British government built in Taiwan. The consul's residence and consulate have been preserved in their entirety, as well as an old hiking trail which leads up the mountain. Here, where the sea and mountain meet, you can feast your eyes on Kaohsiung City, Cijin (Qijin) Fishing port and the fine scenery of Siziwan (The Sizih Bay).

  • Xizi Bay

    Siziwan is known for its beautiful sunset and natural reefs, and the area includes scenic spots like the Siziwan Beach, Seaside Park, and the former British Consulate at Takao. You can enjoy the view of the sea, or gaze over Kaohsiung Port. The inscription on the gate of the Shaochuan artillery position, currently classes as a third-grade national heritage site reads “Kaohsiung Town North Gate”. It was built at the same time as Cihou (Qihou) Fort, to cover different fields of fire. Today, the cannons are gone- only 3 gun emplacements remain for people of the future to wonder about.

  • 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.

  • Love River

    Love River begins at Bagualiao in Kaohsiung City's Renwu District. It divides Kaohsiung City, into two. The Jianguo, Cisian and Jhongjheng Bridges connect the two sections and the river flows directly into the sea. Love River had originally been a shallow creek, which could only be crossed by ferry. During the Japanese Colonial era it was dredged into a canal and named The Kaohsiung River. This was the first time the river had been given an official name. It was formally referred to as The Kaohsiung Waterway or The Kaohsiung Canal. In 1948, Love River Boat Company was opened near the Jhongjheng Bridge. This gave people the opportunity to row up and down the river. This became a particularly popular past for local couples and therefore acquiring the name - Love River. Love River is a very distinct river in Kaohsiung. It was previously used for shipping, transportation and leisure. Over the years it slowly became a polluted open-air sewer. Recently, with the cooperation of the Kaohsiung residents, the city government and the private sector it has been restored to its former splendor. The west bank of The Lover River is located in the Yencheng District. The city government has recently renovated bridges along The Love River. They now emit rainbows of light after dark, creating a delightful visual effect.
    The Soaring Dragon Fish Statue is located on the east bank of the Love River. It was originally created as a theme lantern, created for the 2001 Kaohsiung Lantern Festival. It was once used to promote Kaohsiung, Taiwan's Maritime Capital. The dragonhead and fish body is a symbol of Kaohsiung, a city in transformation. The Dragon Fish statue is 25 meters in height, weighs 30 tons and built entirely of stainless steel. During festive occasions, flickering lights illuminate the dragon's body and the dragon breathes smoke.

  • Glory Pier

    No. 13 Pier, which was once a key place in the movement of people and military resources to Kinmen and Matsu, retired after a successful career and was renamed Glory Pier, opening as a tourism and leisure area. Whether you come to gaze at the beautiful sights of an urban metropolis or to watch the sunset, either view is intoxicating. A popular music center is currently being built near the wharf, which will make Glory Pier into a diverse leisure and culture area which will make Kaohsiung fashionable.

The Feature of Taiwan Taxi

  • Professional driver-guides with an average experience of 5 years.
  • GPS dispatch + 3G (GPS, GPRS, GIS) taxi service + 24-hour monitoring service for riding safety.
  • Largest brand/number of taxi (around 6,000 taxis) available for service and largest scale of operation with service provided in Taiwan.
  • SOS emergency assistance.

Price Includes

  • Chinese-Speaking driver-guide service.
  • Roundtrip Taipei hotel/downtown area transfer.
  • Price is based on distance by per car and maximum seating capacity for 4 passengers.
  • Executing compulsory insurance up to NT$ 16 million/p.car. And each passenger will be insured accidental insurance of NT$ 2 million and accidental medical insurance of NT$ 200 thousand.

Extra Cost Items

  • Meal plan, souvenir, ★admission fee and gratuity ($20-30/p.car recommended)
  • Extended Hours(if need): $30/p.hour/p.car
  • English/Japanese-Speaking driver-guide can be requested. ($40/p.car)
  • Escort Tour Guide service : $45/p.car
  • All rates are not valid during the 2020 CHINESE NEW YEAR. Price will be increased $45 for each tour period 24Jan-29Jan 2020.

Important Notes

  • Please provide your booking# and passport copy when you get in taxi.
  • Majestic Vacations reserves the right to amend itinerary and price.
  • Taiwan Taxi reserves the right to substitute, alter or modify the tour if any unexpected and unforeseen conditions beyond our control preventing the completion of such. Conditions can include weather, traffic jam, traffic accident and car equipment problems.

Cancellation Policy

  • 100% penalty ,7 days or less days prior to departure.
  • $30 penalty up to 8 days before prior to departure.
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