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Cihou Fort

The top of this historic island fortress offers a panoramic view of Cijin Beach and the 85 Sky Tower.

Once the guard tower of Kaohsiung Harbour, Cihou Fort is an 18th-century site of fortified barracks and battery emplacements. It was built in 1876 during the Qing Dynasty, and new guns have been installed over the centuries. Learn about the various battles that took place at this fort against local and national armies.

The fort’s Western style is reflected in the concrete and redbrick used to construct the site. This is because an English architect, H. W. Harwood, designed the fort. Explore the island for other defensive sites that collectively made this area one of the most heavily fortified in the world.

Make your way to Cijin Beach to sunbathe on a hot day. It is a little dangerous to swim, but you are likely to see surfers testing the waves most days. Visit Cijin Lighthouse and enjoy views of the Taiwan Strait separating the island from the rest of Asia.

During a battle, a Japanese shell destroyed the main gate. View the reconstruction completed in the 1990s along with the Chinese symbols that were inscribed on the original gate. The letters have an ambiguous meaning, but some interpret their translation as “The Great Stone Holds the Southern Sky.”

The fort was not in use during the Japanese rule of Taiwan in the first part of the 20th century. Once back in Chinese possession following World War II, the site was further fortified with machine guns.

Cihou Fort is on the northern tip of Cijin Island, a narrow stretch of land southwest of Kaohsiung. Take the Orange Line of the metro to Sizihwan Station and walk for 5 minutes to reach the harbor. Then ride the ferry to Cijin Island, where you will find the fort. The boat journey takes about 10 minutes and has a small fee.


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      3.5 out of 5.0

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        4.5 out of 5.0

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          Located in Kaohsiung City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Sanfong Temple and Liuhe Night Market. Pier-2 Art Center and 85 Sky Tower are also within 3 mi (5 km). Kaohsiung Station is 6 minutes by foot and Kaohsiung Formosa Boulevard Station is 10 minutes.

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