Kaohsiung: Experience the Riverside

Kaohsiung: Experience the Riverside

Kaohsiung, the biggest and modern city in southern Taiwan. In the morning meeting with your English-speaking guide/driver and start your full day visit Kaohsiung and the surroundings, and everything is very flexible. It can be customized for private, depends on what type of spots you preferred, or how many person in your group. Please note that in case of closing, the guide will suggest an alternative spot to visit.

Other language guide(SP/FR/IT/GE), can be requested.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Dragon and Tiger Pagodas, No. 9號, Liantan Road, Zuoying District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan 813

The name comes form the the 2 buildings rapresented a dragon and tiger. Visitors enter the towers through the statues' bodies. Entering the dragon's mouth and exiting via the tiger's mouth is believed to be auspicious. The towers are connected to the shore with a 9-angle bridge (九曲橋).

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Lotus Lake Erawan Shrine, No.20 Liantan Rd., Zuoying Dist, Zuoying, Kaohsiung Taiwan

Lotus Pond is an artificial lake, ended in 1951, it is - as you can guess from the name - famous for the lotus plants!
Lotus Pond, only 5 Km from the city center, it can take around 2 to 3 hours to walk all around the lake. The most interesting thing about the pond is that there are more than twenty temples worshiping different deities around the lake. Among the temples, one of the main attraction is the Dragon and Tiger pagodas.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Love River, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

Love River is undoubtedly the most representative spot of Kaohsiung and it is the spine of Kaohsiung.

It plays today an important role in its economy and tourism but it was once heavily polluted, when raw sewage and industrial waste water flowed untreated into the river. Recent efforts by the city government have resulted in significantly improved water quality.
Love River is today used for sightseeing and walking; there are duck boats, love boats and gondola rides for tourists to enjoy the city view.

A riverside park, the Love River Park, runs along the riverbank and a night market operates in the park in the evening in case you would like to have your dinner here.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Rosary Cathedral Minor Basilica, No.151, Wufu 3rd Rd., Qianjin Dist, Qianjin, Kaohsiung Taiwan

The Holy Rosary Cathedral is the oldest Catholic church in Taiwan, it is the first Catholic church in Taiwan and one of the three major Catholic churches in Asia.

The cathedral was first established in 1860 by Spanish from Filipinas and rebuilt to its present dimensions in 1928. The statue standing in the entrance is that of the Lady of the Holy Rosary, brought to Taiwan from Spain in 1863.

The church has a magnificent design in Gothic and Romanesque style and the interior design is similar to the Manila Cathedral in the Philippines. It is probably one of the most beautifully decorated Catholic churches in Taiwan.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Takao Railway Museum, No.32 Gushan 1st Rd, Gushan District, Gushan, Kaohsiung 804 Taiwan

For the last 100 years, Kaohsiung Port Station had been the largest freight station in Taiwan and has played a critical role in the development of Taiwan’s economy, hundreds of trains passing through every day and night. The current site of Takao Railway Museum is the former site of Kaohsiung Port Station, which was also the earliest site of the current Kaohsiung Station.

Kaohsiung Port Station is the most meticulously conserved freight station in Taiwan, the museum still presents the original setup of the '60s and '70s!

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The British Consulate At Takao, No. 20 LianHai Road, Gushan District, Gushan, Kaohsiung Taiwan

To expand the economic benefits of trade with Taiwan, the British established a consulate to protect its expatriates and commerce.

In 2005 the former consulate was the first-place recipient of the prestigious Yuan-Yeh Award and recorded over 400 000 visitors.
Several exhibition are held here, in 2006 it was the site of over one hundred artistic and cultural activities.

You can also enjoy a classical British afternoon tea ( not included and need to be reserved ); the authentic British style afternoon tea, personally set up by the British afternoon tea ambassador, is served in Victoria Lounge and George V Lounge, which also feature exquisite French set menus created by the head chef. Immerse yourself in an elegant classy consular residence atmosphere as if turning back the clock to the time when the consul and his wife lived in the 19th century.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Qijin, Qijin, Kaohsiung

Cijin or Qijin Island is a small and narrow island about 10-15 minutes away by ferry from Kaohsiung harbor.
Here you will have some time to explore this little island. There are many bike rental shops on Cijin Island but you can rent or just take a drink in one of the bars on the beach and relax on the quiet Black Sand Beach.
If instead you want to visit the island with your bike don't miss the Chi Jin Mazu or Tianhou Temple, one of Cijin Island’s foremost attractions. Opened in 1673, it’s Kaohsiung's very first temple dedicated to Mazu, the Chinese goddess of the sea. Cihou Lighthouse and Cihou Fort are both offering great views of the ocean and island and a nice spot to take pictures. The colorfull Rainbow Church – which is actually not a place of worship – is also a nice spot to take some photos due to its colorful architectural, it islocated at Cijin Seaside Park.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Pier-2 Art Centre, No.1, Dayong Rd., Yancheng, Kaohsiung 803 Taiwan

This is our favorite area to visit in Kaohsiung. If you are art lovers, take your time to explore the area with all the hidden galleries, some of them are free others require and entrance tickets.

"It was once an abandoned and forgotten warehouse buried in history due to the move from an industrial based segment to the service sector. However, with a group of persistent artist who injected waves of creativity and inspiration into the area, the Pier-2 area was released and re-born making the region a place where tourist and locals can come together to enjoy fine art. With the collision of an old area and new fine art, Pier-2 becomes an area of new vitality and liveliness."

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Xizi Bay Tunnel, Gushan District, Gushan, Kaohsiung 804 Taiwan

The atosphere and the scenery here change from morning to night; each time of the day has its special attraction, but the brilliant colors of the sunset are unparalleled in their beauty.

Duration: 1 hour



Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"
"Wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Service animals allowed"
"Near public transportation"
"Infant seats available"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"



Hora de Inicio: 9:00 AM
Duración: 8 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from any hotel, train station or port in Kaohsiung


Cancelaciones y devoluciones: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Incluye

  • 1 Day Car/Van with English speaking licensed guide/driver (8 hours)
  • Hotel/Train station/THSR station/Port pick up in Kaohsiung
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Parking Fees
  • Air-conditioned vehicle

No Incluye

  • Entrance tickets or activities
  • Meals
  • Baby Car Seat Rental Fee (NTD 500)

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