Kaohsiung (高雄) Shore Excursion – Highlights of Kaohsiung City (Private Tour)
Kaosiung is Taiwan’s Maritime Capital. When the cruise gradually moves closer to the port, you can feel the charm of this free, easy, and passionate city. The sun shines here pretty much all year round, and people always wear a big smile on their face.
In this Kaosiung cruise tour, we combine all the must-visit scenic spots for you to have the basic understanding of Kaosiung in a short time. First, you will visit the holy land of religion, Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, where you can revisit your inner peace. Then, we will take you to enjoy the clear vast view of the ocean and taste some incredible sea food in Cijin.
Before you leave, slow down and take a walk in the Art and Culture Center near the port. During the tour, you will discover the charm of kaosiung and fall in love with this place whether you like it or not!
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
With a huge 108-meter golden statue of Buddha Amitaabha, Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum is the most prominent landmark in Kaohsiung. Apart from taking pictures with the Buddha, one can also circumambulate around the stupas. It is also the best place to know more about the core value of Buddhism. According to Master Hsing Yun, the Buddha Museum serves to acquaint the public with the Buddha’s quantities, through which the Buddhist practice can be inspired.
Dragon and Tiger Pagoda with Lotus Lake
Both dragon and tiger are ones of the twelve Chinese zodiac signs. Some Chinese people believe that those who are born in the Year of the Dragon are more blessed than others. Tigers symbolize prowess, righteousness, and harmony in Chinese culture. Chinese people believe tiger is the king of all animals. The dragon’s throat is the entrance and the lion’s mouth is the exit. Entering a dragon’s throat and coming out a lion’s mouth symbolizes turning bad luck to good fortune.
Qijin Island – Low Price Fresh Seafood!
Qijin Island is a small island just a 5 minute ferry journey from Kaohsiung Harbour. It’s a very exciting place to visit with lots to do and see. Cijin Island is reputed to be the best place to eat fresh seafood in Kaohsiung. As well as the attractions and food, the island offers a nice clean beach where the sea is lovely and warm for swimming. There is an excitement about Cijin Kaohsiung that makes it a tourist attraction worth repeating.
The Creative Zone in Kaohsiung – The Pier-2 Art Center
It was once an abandoned and forgotten warehouse buried in the history. However, the Pier-2 area was released and re-born, making the region a place where tourists and the locals can come to enjoy contemporary art. Sometimes there will be flea market on the weekends and attract many young designers to gather here.
08 : 00 Pick you up at Kaohsiung Port
* Please note that the pick-up time could be adjusted according to the arrival time of your cruise.
09 : 00 Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
11 : 30 Dragon and Tiger Pagoda with Lotus Lake
13 : 00 Lunch: Local fresh seafood
14 : 00 Go strolling at Qijin Island
15 : 00 The creative zone in Kaohsiung – The Pier-2 Art Center
16 : 00 Drop you off at Kaohsiung Port
* Please note that the drop-off time could be adjusted according to the departure time of your cruise.
Departs on everyday
At Kaohsiung Port. Please note that the meeting time could be adjusted according to the arrival time of your cruise.
When to book
Book 5 days in advance
What to bring
Comfortable walking shoes
Price per person
The price will change according to the number of people. The infant below 1-year-old is free of charge.
Person(s)--Price per person
1 520 USD
2 275 USD
3 190 USD
4 158 USD
5 130 USD
6 115 USD
Infant (0 to 1 years old)
Free of charge. (Please note there must be at least one adult accompanying the tour with infant.)
Well, you already have your lovely room on the cruise
Lunch: Local fresh seafood
Ferry tickets to Qijin Island
A great English/Chinese -speaking guide
Private van (if 6-7 pax) with driver-guide or
medium bus (if 8-16 pax) with 1 tour guide and 1 driver
Travel insurance and of course, memories that money can't buy!
Please note that tips for your tour guide are NOT included.