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Cihou Lighthouse, Kaohsiung

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#3 of 33 in Historic Sites in Kaohsiung
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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  • August 13, 2017
    It is located on a hill on the peninsula cijin lighthouse. Went on the left from the entrance and going through the ruins. Lighthouse, restrooms and vending machines. The view from the lighthouse were clean. So I went to the summer cold juice vending machine was to freshen up.
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  • July 9, 2017
    Promote the Fort came to Lighthouses, there is a long distance, still there because number of floor staircase. But the file over this distance last, seems to have a kind of Vista 驚. Although there is 圍 walls around the Lighthouses, but still can see beauty in ciji port views. Building Council have to come around.
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  • May 1, 2017
    To reviews between you has no has when between and Qi force only duel set to not to this King little, reasons following: 1) 圍 walls is high, see not to Seaview 2) mountain of Road cannot King views can statements 3) 燈 Tower has a real small of exhibition 覽, really of is small 4) another side mountain of Fort more has see head, can test 慮 first to Fort, still has when between only go over future see's!
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  • November 29, 2016
    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
  • January 7, 2017
    If you enjoy elevated views, you should not miss this place. Not open at night though, what a pity.
  • February 27, 2017
    It has nothing at all, it is best to rent bicycle from kaohsiung then use Google map, to cycle here then cycle back.
  • January 6, 2017
    A lighthouse that's full of history, but you definitely want to bring a guide with you.
  • April 23, 2016
    Steep slope to the light house and had to climb multiple flights of stairs, probably not suitable for a elderly to tag along. The view is definitely worth the effort to get to the top and on the way you can enjoy the scenic view of the surrounding.

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