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Xiziwan, Kaohsiung

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Xiziwan boasts a picturesque beach, a functioning harbor, and historical buildings to explore and observe. Situated west of Kaohsiung City, and bordered by lush verdant hillsides, the town houses the Sun Yat-sen University campus, as well as the Lingsing Temple and the British embassy, perched high on the hilltop (panoramic views of the town and surrounding area can be enjoyed here). During the hotter months the black-sand beach, which sits right on the edge of the campus, transforms into a summer haven, with revelers playing volleyball, swimming in the coral-furnished waters, and bathing on sunloungers. Look out for bicycle hire stalls, which offer a good way to explore the campus and seaside neighborhoods, and consider heading to the beach before nightfall to witness a renowned ocean sunset. Put Xiziwan and other Kaohsiung attractions into our Kaohsiung itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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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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  • Walked from the university to the little town of Xiziwan, You will be able to see the Cijin lighthouse on this side of the island. Beautiful coastline. You can catch a very ride to the cijin island fo...  more »
  • It is the western seaside of the city, and faced with Pacific Ocean. Looking down from mountain, it was just a part of the entrance to the National University, but more the winding shore attracted win...  more »
  • my airbnb host urged me to view the sunset at the beach within the university. but i was pretty blur did not know how to make my way there. so i ended up admiring the sunset at the bay. sunset is pret...  more »