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Cihou Lighthouse, Kaohsiung
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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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  • I came here at night and there is nothing to see, which seems a contradiction in terms. The light radiating is very weak and can barely be seen from the harbour. The lighthouse itself is completely ob...  more »
  • A quaint lighthouse about 30min stroll from the entrance of the Cijin island town. You can rent a bicycle but will still have to park it at the bottom of the cliff on which the lighthouse is located a...  more »
  • I am a big fan of lighthouse and would try to visit lighthouses during the visit. This lighthouse is nice but not too special. However, please be mindful that it requires a lot of stairs walking to re...  more »