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Cihou Lighthouse

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Address: No.34 Qixia Lane, Qijin District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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Lovely hike up

The Cihou Lighthouse and the Fort can be combined with a lovely hike up the small hill that overlooks and reward you with amazing views of Kaohsiung and the ocean.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jose Eduardo B
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Miami, Florida

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hike up is short, but during the summer where temperatures hit the high 30s celsius in the mid morning, you might want to reconsider. You have to park your bikes at the beginning of the slope up to the lighthouse. The views up there are just average, shows the port of Kaohsiung and the coastline. Would recommend only if... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cihou Lighthouse and the Fort can be combined with a lovely hike up the small hill that overlooks and reward you with amazing views of Kaohsiung and the ocean.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

A short hike up from the base - easy to follow road signs can lead you to the entrance. The slope is not steep about 15 degrees - takes less than 20 mins to reach the top. Plenty of phototaking spots.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

A nice stroll from the ferry, up the mountain, with nice views. You can then walk down on the other side (west side) to go see the fort.

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Kyoto, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Although the lighthouse and nearby fort aren't anything spectacular to look at it makes for a very nice walk and some nice harbour/sea views from the top.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

Overlook Kaohsiung City from high above. Good view. Abt 20-30 minutes walk from the old town up the hill. Bit of fresh air. Not much to see but worth the exercise.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Cihou lighthouse is a historical lighthouse in Kaohsiung. It overlooks the pier and in close proximity to Cihou Fort (2 Part stop Recommended with Cihou Lighthouse). Getting up to Cihou LIghthouse is a bit tricky, we used Google Maps. There's two paths to get up and down (left is to Cihou Fort and right is Cihou lighthouse). The views from... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

walk up was hot and tiring and it was so damn crowded. if the weather was better maybe the experience would have been better. But it is after all just a light house

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

This place is a must go in the island. They view is good and windy. The walk up to the lighthouse is a little tiring but well, just take it as an exercise and enjoy the view along the way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

Very chilled out mini walk around the lighthouse. Ideal for a late afternoon walk around the coast. Once on top, you will be able to see the shoreline on one side and the city on the other. The old Qing dynasty fort next to it is also a good place for photos and exploration. Truly enjoyable.

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