Cijin, Kaohsiung

What do you do when you want to see the ocean and hear the crash of its waves when you're in Kaohsiung? Just hop on the MRT. Today I'm going to show you around Cijin.
We’re at Central Park Station, and in order to get to Cijin, we need to take the orange line to Sizihwan. There’s this special ticket set that you can get which includes the fare of the MRT and the ferry, and a discount on bike rentals, but I'm going to stick to my iPass, because it works on the MRT and at convenience stores.
If you get the package, this is the bike rental place that will give you a discount but there are lots of options to get around, including public bikes and electric scooters.
From here we take the ferry, which is just down the street.
“Qi” in Cijin means “flag,” and “jin” has to do with “water.” From the air, this little area of land looks like a flag, which were triangular in the old days.
The lighthouse on Cijin is a national historical site. From here, you can see the city and the harbor. I think it’s quite lovely.
Because of its strategic location, a battery, lighthouse and network of tunnels were built here.
It's so dark in here, really mysterious. I feel super adventurous today. This is great.
This is an old bunker, soldiers used to look out through here and see if enemy is approaching. Da-da-da-da-da-da.
Cijin is where it all began for Kaohsiung. This is where explorers from China first came and settled. In fact, this was the point of entry for a lot of people, including missionaries, who brought not only Western religion, but modern medicine as well. The first church and hospital in Taiwan were here in Cijin.
I like Kaohsiung because it’s a big city, yet it’s laid back. There's history, culture and nature, and so much of it is accessible via the metro. It’s convenient. You should come.
 
高捷運旅行 旗津看港都

今來到高雄,如果突然想看海景,聽浪聲,怎麼辦?搭上捷運就能夠到海邊啦。今天我要帶大家到旗津玩!
這裡是高雄捷運中央公園站,到旗津呢,我們要搭橘線到西子灣。其實有個套票可以買,捷運票,船票,還有租腳踏車的折價券都包括在套票當中。不過,我要用我的一卡通,因為捷運,便利商店,也都能通。
如果買套票,這家是配合活動的腳踏車租賃業者,其實還有很多其他的選擇,包括公共腳踏車,還有電動摩托車等等。
從這裡呢,我們要去搭渡輪,這條街走到底就到了。
(音樂搭配主持人搭渡輪畫面)
旗津的「旗」是旗子的意思,「津」是跟水有關。鳥瞰旗津,像一面旗,古時候的旗,是三角形的。
旗津燈塔是國家古蹟,從這裡可以看到市區和港口,我個人覺得蠻讚的。
正因為旗津的地理位置很重要,所以旗津不只有燈塔,有砲台,還有四通八達的隧道。
哇,這裡面好黑,好神祕。今天很有探險家精神。讚讚讚!
這裡以前是碉堡,阿兵哥就從這邊看是不是有敵人要上來了。然後就噠噠噠噠噠噠。
旗津是高雄的發源地,以前中國人來到南台灣開墾,就是從這裡開始。其實早期很多外國人也是從高雄進來台灣,包括傳教師,而這些傳教師不但帶來西方的宗教,還有現代醫學。台灣第一間教堂和第一間西醫院都在旗津。
我喜歡高雄,因為它是個大都市,但感覺蠻放鬆的。這裡有歷史,有文化,有大自然,而且搭捷運就能到,很方便。大家要來喔∼