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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. Before you head to Kaohsiung, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Kaohsiung day trip planning app , to make sure you see all that Kaohsiung has to offer, including Cihou Lighthouse.
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  • Go to the turret with the light tower of the road stop stop good a left and right, the right side of the light tower, the road phase is not flat, also have a lot of oblique. Go to the light tower with the same cultural relics, you can also see the Qijin Kaohsiung Panorama!
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  • Standing in the light tower, the view of the scenery and the beauty of the Qijin and the views of Kaohsiung Harbor This is the place of Qijin, because on the hillside, the friends who are on the ground bring us up.
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  • This lighthouse was once across the island never go to. Sunset views in the moment, is not to be missed. Because the city also look seaward and landward views of both.
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  • Walk along the scenic seaside and go thru a tunnel.. climb a short 10 mins stairs and slope to the lighthouse. NICE VIEW! worth it..
  • It's ok to visit. Nothing so special other than the Lighthouse. The Lighthouse in the island is the best spot to see the whole area along with huge container ships passing through the Kaosiung port. If you want to see the hakka people-on fishing, please wander around the seaside. One con: The sand here is very dirty
  • If you enjoy elevated views, you should not miss this place. Not open at night though, what a pity.
  • It has nothing at all, it is best to rent bicycle from kaohsiung then use Google map, to cycle here then cycle back.
  • Nice place and awesome view!

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Kaohsiung caters to a range of budgets and styles in the accommodations it provides for its guests. To keep things simple and easy, take a look at the options close to Formosa Boulevard, the station where the two metro lines intersect. To the north lies the main train station, and the area has been dotted with high-rise hotels, both standard and luxurious. Backpacker-friendly hostels are never too far away in this district, while a number of traditional guesthouses can be found in the surrounding residential areas. Atmospheric, and usually budget-friendly, they provide a good option to for those wanting a side of the city other than the ultra-modern one of the central area.
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