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“Fun little island with loads to do with family” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chichin Island

Chichin Island
Haian Rd., Qijin Dist., Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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Ranked #4 of 107 attractions in Kaohsiung
Type: Islands
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“Fun little island with loads to do with family”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

To access to this island, one has to take the ferry from Kaohsiung harbour (very cheap) and once there, you can decide whether to rent a bike, walk or get someone to ride the bike to take you around.

The best time to visit is around the weekend and in the afternoon so you can take the day to cycle around and enjoy a bit of the beach. In the evenings, you can go to the night markets to try loads of local delicacies. Definitely tried the sticky tofu (is not too bad once you past the smell), stew food, dried seafoods, seafood restaurants and the tomato with the local flavoured sauce to go with it. I am not sure if the BBQ corns are still around but it is definitely worthwhile to try as it tastes very different and so much yummier than the ones that we have overseas. Highly recommended.

Also go to the temple on the island that is very close to the ferry terminal, it is the oldest temple I believe in Kaohsiung that is over 300 years old. The locals believes no pictures should be taken when you are in the house of Gods so please do respect the rules and have a look at the local belief that makes an island special. It is the outer island of Kaohsiung that protects the main parts of Kaohsiung so you can also climb up to the higher part of the mountain follow the trials and that will allow you to see the panoramic views of the island the some part of the port. Very highly recommended if you want to experience a bit of the local culture, this is certainly a place to go. ^_^

Visited January 2012
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“Great place to go while you're in Kaohsiung”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Just a cheap tube and ferry ride from central Kaohsiung.
Walk along 'Seafood Street' (Miaoqian Rd) and choose the freshest seadfood and fish cooked however you like it for you lunch.
Call in at the Queen of Heaven Temple (alluded to be Kaohsuings oldest).
Walk down to the beach and dip your toes in the South China Sea.
Take a walk to the Lighthouse.
Cycle paths and walks all along the seafront.
A lovely relaxing place to be when the sun is shining.

Visited October 2012
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“Nice 1/2 day excursion”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Took the ferry from Kaohsiung harbor and stopped at the tourist info center on Cijin island to get a map to walk to the island's main attractions -- the lighthouse and fort. There are also many bicycle rental shops at the ferry terminal, but we decided to experience the island on foot.

The uphill trek to the lighthouse took about half an hour, with stops to catch one's breath and enjoy the panoramic view of Kaohsiung across the channel.

Visited May 2012
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“Spend a day cycling around the island”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

We took the ferry over and rented a bike from the many rental stalls just outside the ferry station. Stock up on water, get a map from the bike store and spend the day enjoying the view. We went up the lighthouse, the seashell museum, some parks, passed by a few temples. All in all, a relaxing day for a few photos. The bike trail is well marked with plenty of rest stops but some areas near the sea were undergoing renovations so we had to make detours.

Oh and do walk through the streets near the ferry for a stall selling ONLY winter melon tea (cups/bottled). The best I have ever drank.

Visited March 2012
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“Nice place to visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

Just a short ferry ride away from Kaohsiung city, Cijing island is a nice place for a short getaway. We went on a cycling trip around the island, visiting the various landmarks such as the lighthouse and the fort. However do remember to visit this place after checking the weather. We were on the return leg of our cycling trip towards the ferry terminal when it started to rain heavily causing us to be drenched from head to toe.

Visited July 2012
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