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
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
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
From here we take the ferry, which is just down the
“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.