Very Little that we knew about Kaoshiung when we were crafting and planning to visit Taiwan, we included Kaoshiung city in our itinerary ONLY as our exit point to the Philippines. I just checked the map to look for the southernmost city of Taiwan where we could exit back home. My primary intention was to to experience the High Speed Rail of Taiwan from North to South.
I’ve become so passionate about Train Travels since I’ve got to experience High Speed Trains in Europe. I was missing the experience, I wanted to rejuvenate the experience without breaking bank account. I’ve discovered Taiwan as an alternative. Surprisingly, the overall experience has gone beyond what I expected! 🙂
Lotus Lake is a place to be. It is a popular destination in Zouying district, Kaoshiung City. It is one of the best landmarks in Kaoshiung if I may say from personal experience. Yes! intstagrammable worthy collections of lakeside Pagodas are waiting for you
Nonethelss, If you are looking for a peaceful trail, waterfront resting spot, and great wildlife viewing in the park’s woods and wetlands, Lotus lake should be included on your bucket list. The park has a 1.6 Kms boardwalk to enjoy the gigantic statues.
Getting there by Train:
- Take a metro/subway from Kaoshiung Main Station to Ecological District Station, NT20
- Take a bus ride from Ecological District Bus Station to Lotus Lake Bus Station, NT12
Cigin Island is a growing tourist destination in the south of Taiwan, it is situated in the city of Kaoshiung, the 2nd largest city of Taiwan. Cigin area is a small island which is just 15 minutes away from the harbor of Kaoshiung city.
When we visited Taiwan, we included city of Kaoshiung in our itinerary. We had Kaoshiung as the final leg of our 7-day adventure in Taiwan. We entered in Taipei and exited from Kaoshiung on our way back to Philippines.
Topping the list of our Kaoshiung adventure was Cigin Island where we almost spent our entire day biking in Cigin island. Biking is the fastest way to navigate each point of interests in the entire island. Walking is advisable as well, while biking is full of fun!
Getting there by Train & Ferry:
- Take a Metro/MRT from Kkaoshiung Main Station to Siziwan Station – NT20
- From Siziwan Station, walk all the way to Gushan Pier (5 Mins walk)
- Take a Ferry from Gushian Pier to Cigin Island – NT30
- Bike Rental at Cigin Island – NT100
- Foods ranges from NT30 to NT200
7 minutes walk from Love River to Kaoshiung Main Station
Walking at Gushan area from MRT/Metro Siziwan Station
It may appear on the photo that I was the only person walking, we arrived very early in the morning around 7AM, but in reality Cigin is touristy travel destination. 🙂
Gushian Pier 2
Ferry is packed with tourists all over the world, I highly recommend to go to Cigin island early in the morning
BIKING at Cigin Island
Cigin Island is the place where we enjoyed the most in Kaoshiung City