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“Not Just a Ferry Ride to Qi Jing” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cijin Ferry

Cijin Ferry
Ranked #9 of 280 things to do in Kaohsiung
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Brisbane, Australia
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Not Just a Ferry Ride to Qi Jing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

There are two ways to get to Qi Jing Island. One is over the water (ie, via ferry), the other is via underground tunnel. The ferry route is the more popular because its much more scenic (you can get a good view of Gushan as well as the Kaoshiung skyline) and also takes you to the heart of Qijing (ie, shopping and restaurants area, beach park).

While the Gushan ferry terminal is very basic -- just has toilets outside and a closed in waiting area, you won't have to spend long there because theferries are very frequent --- basically every few minutes. there is a fruit juice shop just next to the ferry terminal which I do recommend you try. They serve real fruit juice chilled and make it there and then. This is a very welcome relief from the weather in Kaoshiung which can get quite humid and hot.

The ferry has two levels. The lower level is mainly for people with scooters and bicycles while the top level is where most people on foot find themselves.. Also, the view is much better from up here. It is never too crowded so you can definately walk around the deck and enjoy the scenery as well a the sea breeze. You will be disappointed if you forget your camera.

It costs an adult tourist NT$15 for a one way ferry ride to the island which is pretty reasonable (about AUD or US $0.50). If you bring your scooter you will have to pay NT$20 for your fare. However you only have to pay the NT$15 for yourself if you take your bicycle. You will need to have exact change though because you put your money down a slot under the watchful eye of a ferry employee who does not give change.

To conclude, Qijing Island is definately worth a visit and IMHO the ferry is the best way to get there.

Visited April 2012
6 Thank sunday9987
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“A short welcome boat trip”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

Took the ferry after a LONG day of eating and enjoyed the fresh air, and time on the water. Pulled into Qijing and got off to walk along the main street, and look into the food stalls and game vendors. Played a few mini carnival games, had a grilled corn and shaved ice, and then went to look at the ocean. It was a bit dark to see around but it was a nice relaxing walk. The ferry is cheap and quick and its a nice way to get out on the water. Its also fun to watch all of the motorbikes piling into the bottom level of the ferry and watching them drive off when you dock.

Visited October 2011
1 Thank Trey C
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Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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“Qijing Ferry”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

It smells a bit, but overall the trip is great! The island is actually beautiful and this is the only way across, so it is well worth it!

Visited May 2012
1 Thank 365BonVoyage12
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Camas, Washington
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“fun for the whole family”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

did this every time we visited Kaohsiung. So fun, inexpensive, and great views from the island.

Visited June 2011
1 Thank mimijj
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Taipei, Taiwan
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“Best time!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

Although line up for the ferry may look long and discouraging, there are so many ferries going back and forth that it goes by fast. Rent buts when you visit, we did and it's cheap and a fun way to get around the city. Go before 4pm, because the lighthouse closes around 4-430pm, unfortunately we missed it. Make sure when you are in the chihou fort & lighthouse area to not forget to see the cijin star tunnel :) Eating at the night market is a must as well :) Definitely a fun way to spend a day is visiting this island!

Visited March 2012
2 Thank Randi B L
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