Tours

Kaohsiung Rose Basilica

Located on Wufu 3rd Road beside the Kaohsiung Bridge is Kaohsiung Rose Basilica. Built in 1851, it was the first Catholic cathedral in Taiwan and one of three major basilicas in Asia. In 1859 it served as a temporary missionary center. It was renovated in 1863 and became home to the Virgin Mary statue from the Province of Our Lady of the Rosary in Spain. In 1928, it was rebuilt to become an aesthetic tower incorporating Roman and Gothic styles. It is considered the most decorative church in Taiwan, and ranked in Taiwan’s top 100 historical buildings. As the bishop seat for the Kaohsiung district, Kaohsiung Rose Basilica has been listed as a Class 3 Building of Historical Interest.


Night market

You could say that night market snack food is a unique food culture of Taiwan and many travelers come here specially to enjoy our cheap and delicious foods, such as bubble milk tea, oyster omelet, fried chicken cutlet and stinky tofu. All are delicious and don’t put a dent in your budget. Come and enjoy the “southern hospitality” of Kaohsiung and visit the internationally famous Liouhe Night Market in addition to others as recommended by the locals.

We recommand three night markets.

  • JinZuan Night and KaiSyuan night markets: the newest and biggest night market in Taiwan

    JinZuan nitght market is near by KaiSyuan night market. We sugget you walk around JinZuan Night and KaiSyuan night markets at friday, saturday or sunday because the three days are their common business hour.

    Business hours (JinZuan):Tue.,Thus., Fri., Sat., Sun.
    Business hours (KaiSyuan):Mon.,Wed., Fri., Sat., Sun.
    Address:No.778, Kaixuan 4th Rd in Qianzhen District
    Bus:take 12, 25, 37, 168
    MRT:Red Line – Arena Station (San Min Vocational High School) R14 Stop


  • Rueifong Night Market: the most popular with residents

    Business hours:Tue.,Wed., Fri., Sat., Sun.
    Address:Yucheng Rd and Nanping Intersection in Zuoyin District
    Bus:take 91
    MRT:Red Line – Arena Station (San Min Vocational High School) R14 Stop


  • Liouhe Night Market

    Business hours:every night
    Address:Zihli 2nd Road to Liouhe 2nd Road of Jhongshan 1st road in Sinsing District Travel information
    Buses:take Number 2 , 12 , 15 , 52 , 60 , 69 , 100 , 248 , 301 buses or Airport Terminal Bus and get off at the Dayuanhuan Stop. Walk about 3 minutes.
    MRT:Red Line – Formosa Boulevard Station (R10/05 Stop)


If you want the information of other night markets, please visit here.


Pier-2 Art Center

“Pier-2″ is located next to the Yencheng Tourist Wharf. The warehouses on the pier were built during the middle of the Japanese Colonial era. Converted out of these old warehouses, Pier-2 Art Center is dedicated to modern art exhibitions. An artistic and cultural space welcomes installations from the public. A number of art groups meet here and strive to develop the Kaohsiung artistic environment. The Moonlight Theater was built for a variety of artistic performances. Here shows the recent exhibitions at Pier-2.

Travel information:

  • MRT: Kaohsiung MRT orange line Yanchengpu Station (O2 station) exit 1. Walk bound for five minutes along Dayong Road and you will arrive here.
  • Bicycle: Ride along West Side Harbor Line Bike Path and you will arrive. Itinerary for reference: Glory Pier, Love Pier, Pier-2 Art Center, Cisian Road, Fisherman’s Wharf.
  • Car: Get off at Jhongjheng Interchange and drive along Jhongjheng Road until you hit Kaisyuan Road. Turn to Wufu Road, drive ahead past Wufu Bridge to Dayong Road. Turn left and drive until the end and you will arrive here. The whole trip takes about 30 minutes.
  • Railway: Get off at Kaohsiung Train Station and transfer to bus 2 and bus 88 at the front station. Get off the bus at the intersection between Wufu 4th Road and Dayong Road and walk for 5 minutes and you will arrive here.
  • Bus: Bus 2, 14, 50, 82, 88, 248, holiday waterbank bus, and High Speed Rail Gutu free shuttle bus will take you near Dayong Road. Get off the bus, walk for 5 minutes and you will arrive here.


Cijin

In old Kaohsiung , Cijin Island was called the “Chihou peninsula.” It was the first Chinese settlement in the Kaohsiung area and remains an important location to all the city’s residents. On the western side of the city, it is essentially a long, thin sandbar measuring eleven kilometers in length, and only two hundred meters wide. After links to the main city were opened up, including a tunnel that runs under the harbor to the island and an excellent ferry service, Cijin took off as a popular destination for city residents looking for a little beachside relaxation close at hand. You may take ferries at Gushan Ferry Pier, the fare is NT$ 15 for one person.


The Cijin Wind-power Park is the first location in Kaohsiung City and Taiwan that combines tourism, leisure and environmental friendliness. The Park’s energy is generated 100% by wind-power. The park is situated on 7.5 hectares and has seven, tri-blade, wind turbines of a unique design. The power generated is sufficient to provide the park with four hours of illumination at night. The park has hundreds of coastal plants as well as wide expanses of lawn so visitors can enjoy nature, picnics or fly kites. In front of the turbines, there is also a viewing platform and a performance square where artistic events are held.

You can get more inforamtion about Cijin at here.


Former British Consulate at Dagou

Built in 1865 during the Ching Dynasty, The Former British Consulate is located on a small hilltop overlooking Hsizuhwan Bay. It was the first consulate and Western style house built by the British in Taiwan. The beautiful terrace gives it a very British appearance. Inside features a display of precious historical artifacts. The former consulate is therefore another Museum of History. Outside, the view of Hsizuhwan Bay can be seen on one side, while the other looks out over the Kaohsiung Port. Recently leisure and dining areas have been added, visitors can now enjoy a meal or a pot of tea within the building. A new vitality has been given to the building, making it one of the most popular attractions in Kaohsiung.


Dome of Light

Situated at the Kaohsiung MRT transfer station for the Red Line and Orange Line (Formosa Boulevard Station), the Dome of Light was created by renowned artist Narcissus Quagliata. The dome is the world’s largest public art installation made from individual pieces of colored glass. The work not only adds to the beauty of the station, but also adds a new dimension to the art life of the Kaohsiung and creates a new scenic spot in the city.

The Dome of Light took nearly four years to complete. The work was overseen personally by Quagliata and shipped from Germany for installation at the station. The dome tells the story of human life in four chronologically arranged themes: Water: The Womb of Life; Earth: Prosperity and Growth; Light: The Creative Spirit; and Fire: Destruction and Rebirth, with an overall message of love and tolerance.

The dome has a 30-meter diameter and covers an area of 660 square meters. The lead glass panes were created and assembled according to a full-scale blueprint created by Quagliata to produce a creative new departure from this millennia old art form.


Mixed Fruit Freeze

If you feel hot, you may want some ice or drink products. In Kaoshiung, you can have cheap and delicious shaved ice mix with many kinds of in-season fruit in a tureen dressed with strawberry syrup. The famous ice shops are just out side of our conference venue.


Other Useful site collection:

  1. Hospitable Homestay-Kaohsiung travel guide (ebook) 高雄民宿旅遊手冊
  2. Tourism Bureau of Kaohsiung City  (日本語 Japanese site) 高雄旅遊網
  3. Tourism Bureau, Taiwan (日本語 Japanese site) 台灣觀光局

RECOMMENDED TOURS

(Information from Tourism Bureau of Kaohsiung City)

1 Day Package Plan

Travelling schedule synopsis
【Central Park】
Central Park is the green “lung” of Kaohsiung. It links Jhongshan 1st Rd., Wufu 3rd Rd., Jhonghua 3rd Rd. and Minsheng 2nd Rd. Urban Spotlight is its next door neighbor. It’s a good place for urban relaxation.【Singuang Ferry Wharf-Cijin Fishing Port】
There are a seaside park, Singuang Parkway and a play pool at Singuang Ferry Wharf (Maritime Park).The graceful sundial-style plaza attracts many people who wish to enjoy the harbor scenery. You can take a boat back and forth from Love Pier and Cijin Fishing Port.【Wind Power Park】
7 giant windmills stand above the beach. They are a wellknown characteristic of the park. It’s the first sightseeing and environment-protective wind power park in Taiwan. Visitors can walk along the coast path, ride, run, or fly a kite on the bikeway and lawn.【Cijin Fishing Port】
The port contains the Red Lantern Seafood Market, which combines fish sales, roasted food and beer, and fresh seafood. YM Museum of Marine Exploration, Kaohsiung is beside it, with an attention-ca-catching ship shape. The museum arranges related exhibitions for visitors. Seafood lovers can buy fresh seafood in the port from 8:00 am till noon.
travelling schedule course
Day  1 :
R9 Central Park → about one-minute walk → ShinKuchan Shopping Area → Sanduo Department Store and Shopping Area → lunch → Singuang Ferry Wharf → Cijin Tourist Fishing Harbor → Wind-power Park → back

 

2 DAYs PACKAGE PLAN

Travelling schedule synopsis
【Singuang Ferry Wharf-Cijin Fishing Port】
There are a seaside park, Singuang Parkway and a play pool at Singuang Ferry Wharf (Maritime Park).The graceful sundial-style plaza attracts many people who wish to enjoy the harbor scenery. You can take a boat back and forth from Love Pier and Cijin Fishing Port.【Wind Power Park】
7 giant windmills stand above the beach. They are a wellknown characteristic of the park. It’s the first sightseeing and environment-protective wind power park in Taiwan. Visitors can walk along the coast path, ride, run, or fly a kite on the bikeway and lawn.【Cijin Fishing Port】
The port contains the Red Lantern Seafood Market, which combines fish sales, roasted food and beer, and fresh seafood. YM Museum of Marine Exploration, Kaohsiung is beside it, with an attention-ca-catching ship shape. The museum arranges related exhibitions for visitors. Seafood lovers can buy fresh seafood in the port from 8:00 am till noon.【Cihou Lighthouse】
This lighthouse was built in 1883, Emperor Guangsyu’s 9th year. During the daytime, you can look out over the sea, ships moving in and out, and the harbor sights. In the evening it is closed, but you can view the moonlight from the entrance stairs.【Cihou Fort】
In Emperor Tongjhih’s 13th year, the Cing Dynasty sent Shen Baojhen to Taiwan to resist the Japanese army and to built forts at Cihou and Syongjhen North Gate. They are Chinese style constructions. The word “si” is set into the entrance brickwork, and the forts are inscribed “Shaking Heaven’s South” and “Guarding the notth gate.” The top of the fort is open, so there is an excellent view. It’s the best place to view the scenery of the bay.
travelling schedule course
Day  1 :
R8 Sanduo Shopping District → about 8 minutes walk → Singuang Ferry Wharf → Cianjhen Fishing Harbor → Wind-power Park → bus 35 → Cijin Seaside Park → lunch → Cihoushan Tunnel → Cihou Fort → Cihou Lighthouse → viewing ships entering Port of Kaohsiung → Cijin Ferry Station → Gushan Ferry Station → transger to bus 1, 50, 248 → Liouhe Tourist Night Market → dinner → back to hotel
Day  2 :
R11 Kaohsiung Main Station → R21 Metropolitan Park → R22A Ciaotou Sugar Refinery → R6 Kaisyuan → about 3-5 minutes walk → Dream Mall → back