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Picturesque spot

Cihou Fort and the Cihou Lighthouse are the two popular attractions on the western end of Cijin... read more

Reviewed January 8, 2019
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Great views from here

Spent half a day here. Good gradual hike up to the top. There is a short cut if you are coming from... read more

Reviewed January 3, 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked to the Fort from the Lighthouse via a short-cut as there were situated side by side. As it was early in the morning, there wasn't much tourist, i find it a bit creepy to walk on the stone path to the fort.The fort...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 8, 2019 via mobile

Cihou Fort and the Cihou Lighthouse are the two popular attractions on the western end of Cijin along with the beach. The unmanned fort, despite not looking flashy as most European influenced forts, is very photogenic especially near dusk. Views of Cijin and Kaohsiung skyline...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 6, 2019

The Cihou Fort is an impaortant part of the history of Cijin Island. After walking up the hill (I would call it a hike) it's nice to stroll around to learn about the structore of the fort. You can walk on the massive walls and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JensTetz
Reviewed January 3, 2019 via mobile

Spent half a day here. Good gradual hike up to the top. There is a short cut if you are coming from the Star Tunnel. From the top there are great views from the top. Not much on the history of the fort listed there....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Vanillachan
Reviewed December 3, 2018 via mobile

The ruins of an old fort that once stood to defend the land. Interesting place to visit and very scenic. Lots of photogenic places who you can have a great view of the port, the university and the city area. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank joshua-chinys
Reviewed October 13, 2018

Cihou Fort is only about a 5-minute walk from Cihou Lighthouse. It was constructed in 1876 and turned into a Municipal Historic Site in 1995. Like the lighthouse, it sits atop a hill and offers great views of the ocean and island.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank yesjasontan
Reviewed September 6, 2018

The fort or battery (although there are no more cannons) is the next attraction after the lighthouse. You have a good view of the sea, but there is nothing else there. It's on the way down after seeing the lighthouse.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank yss97
Reviewed May 30, 2018

No big deal about the fort, but nice view from here Able to capture photos of the sea and Cijin island. Good to linger up here for a while to enjoy the scenery

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank bennyvectra
Reviewed April 22, 2018

The ruins of the Fort tells a story. You can see the various quarters for the men and how small and just functional they are. The different position of where the cannons were supposed to be etc. The Fort is rather large with several different...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank LeeNClarke
Reviewed December 3, 2017

From this fort, you will be able to see the entire stretch of Cijin beach as well as the sea. It is definitely a great place for photo taking. We came here after the lighthouse and then we proceed down to the Cijin Star Tunnel...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank aaong86
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jed t
Singapore, Singapore
Kaohsiung attractions - cijin island (1 Reply)
Hi everyone! Im looking to visit cijin island on one of the weekdays. I'm looking to visit these places in cijin - Cihou Lighthouse, Cihou Fort, Cijin Seashore Park, Windpower Park. May I know are they within walking distance to the harbor? And are these places near to each other? How long will I spend there? May I know the operating hours for the ferry? Thanks!
August 20, 2012|
Response fromtaiwanDIY|
Areas near the Cijin Ferry Pier are Cihou lighthouse, Cihou fort, Starry tunnel (星空隧道), Tienhou Temple. Cijin renowned seafood street (廟前路) – restaurants and food stalls in front of ferry terminal and near Tienhou Temple. Bicycle and pedi-cabs or cycle-rickshaws (三輪車) rental can be found near Cijin Ferry Pier. A pedicab / trishaw tour costing around NT$200 for 20 mins. Bicycles are probably the best way to get around Cijin Island. Rent a bicycle near the Cijin ferry terminal for NT$100 for...More