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Cihou Lighthouse, Kaohsiung
(3.9/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
The Baroque-style Cihou Lighthouse affords panoramic views of the Port of Kaohsiung, from high on Chihou Mountain. The original structure was built in 1883 using Chinese-style red brick, but was renovated and rebuilt during the Japanese occupation, creating the structure you see today. The lighthouse was made a Class 3 Building of Historical Interest in 1985, and soon after was opened to the public, with the tower itself being accessible. Climb to the top of the lighthouse, where the new level-four rotary lens light is housed, and take in the wide-ranging views of the city and the ocean. Make Cihou Lighthouse a part of your Kaohsiung vacation plans using our Kaohsiung trip itinerary planner.
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  • The path to the Cijin peninsula drive is a little triggy! The parking lot search begins before the ascent to the Fort and lighthouse. One is up and the gates eventually are verschlosssen, it is of course disappointed. At the gate then also a letter only in Chinese, which obviously informs about the reason of the closure!
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  • 起了個大早,開車到中山大學山洞校門前停車場停車,在附近吃完早餐後,步行到鼓山渡輪站碼頭,乘搭渡輪去旗津,渡輪是人、機車、單車皆可乘載,船費成人台幣25元,到達旗津碼頭後,走出碼頭順著碼頭前廟前路直入,不遠處便見着位於右手邊的三級古蹟天后宮,參觀完天后宮後再由天后宮後方通山路右轉,沿著通山路走到底,在左手邊11點方向轉進旗下巷,循著往旗後炮台、燈塔方向的指標,到達巷底丁字路,便見到告示牌指示左右皆可...  more »
  • Continued to the lighthouse from the storeland. Was closed when i arrived but it would be a nice place to enter and take photos if its open. I would recommend that you rent a double electrical bicycle...  more »