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Kaohsiung - Kaohsiung - A Sacred Conversation

Kaohsiung is so much more than simply the second largest city in Taiwan. It’s a place of traditions rooted in the love of the people; it’s also an urban revival itself. This modern metropolis is t...

  • Kaohsiung
  • 1 day / 9 hrs
  • Private Mandarin/English-speaking guide/driver
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Fo Guang Shan (佛光山), as the largest Buddhist architectural complex and the largest Buddhist monas...
Fo Guang Shan
The Lotus Pond is the largest pond in Zuoying district in Kaohsiung. The name might mislead you,...
Lotus Pond
As the largest area in northern Kaohsiung, Qishan Old Street (旗山) was once a major distribution c...
Qishan Old Street
Meinong, Kaohsiung has been famous for paper umbrellas, the techniques of which were imported f...
Meinong Paper Umbrella Culture Village
Established in 1879, the Former British Consulate at Takow is the oldest remaining Western mansi...
Former British Consulate at Takao
Eda World (義大世界) is the largest theme park in southern Taiwan! With a Greek-themed setting, the p...
Eda World
As the largest green space in downtown Kaohsiung, Shoushan is nearly the lung of the city and th...
Feel the breeze across your face as you take in a magnificent view of the ocean that surrounds C...
Pier-2 Art Center (駁二藝術特區) is located in the Yancheng District of Kaohsiung City. Through a serie...
Pier-2 Art Center
In the past, Confucius temples were essential event venue among all cities in Taiwan. Although th...
Qishan Confucius Temple
Qiaotou Sugar Factory (橋頭糖廠) is the first modern mechanical sugar factory in Taiwan, which opera...
Taiwan Sugar Museum
CNN has ranked the Formosa Boulevard Station as one of the 11 most beautiful subway stations in t...
The Dome of Light - KRT Station
In almost every great city, there lies a poetic river. For example, the Seine in Paris nurtures ...
Love River
Located on the mountainside of Shoushan, Kaohsiung Martyrs’ Shrine that honors the fallen soldie...
Kaohsiung Martyrs' Shrine
In an era when road travel was not convenient, goods needing to be exported via Kaohsiung Port w...
Kaohsiung Railway Cultural Park
Early in the Qing dynasty, Zheng Chenggong (鄭成功) was occupying Taiwan, while other Ming remnant...
Old Wall of Fengshan County
Only a ten minute drive from Zuoying High Speed Rail, Ruifeng Night Market is now the biggest an...
Ruifeng Night Market
As visitors increase and department stores pop up around HSR Zuoying Station, restaurants also ...
Tianshuiyue Hot Pot
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17 reviews
Gia Linh
12 Apr 2018
Friendly, nice and very warm driver
26 Apr 2018
12 Apr 2018
Charlie was congenial and full of attentions, especially in terme of choosing restaurants along the way, which was a very positive experience. The trick was that he could not really speak English and make himself understood. We had no other option but to communicate via the Google translator, which tended to be awkward and unnerving. Besides, he rigidly stuck to the pre-planned route and we practically skipped the Kenting part of the southwestern coastal itinerary for undefined reasons since we had plenty of time to reach Taitung in mid-afternoon.The general idea is that who pays, controls. We were more under control than controlling ! Still, we keep a overall good memory of our Taïwan tour and trip. I am very satisfied with my contacts with your agency , peculiarly with Jo Wang who was so friendly and professional in helping us set up this 6-day tour.
26 Apr 2018
Bee Hwa
11 Apr 2018
Driver takes care of my elderly parents well. I have written a good review in Tripadvisor!
25 Apr 2018
25 Mar 2018
Overall we are satisfied with the travel (driver/guide) arrangements during our trip, special thanks to Mr. John Hsieh our tour guide for first 4 days (longest period) in Taiwan for showing us around Kaoshiung/Tainan and sharing with us the insights/history of Taiwan.
08 Apr 2018
17 Jan 2018
Very Professional, courteous, and kind. Mr Chen was one of the best drivers I have had when visiting many international destinations with private drivers. He was genuinely very friendly, thoughtful, and made my day very pleasant and enjoyable. His driving skills were excellent and I felt safe and comfortable at all times. roundTAIWAN made the booking experience very straightforward, especially with the good english skills and clear communication involved. I was very happy that roundTAIWAN was able to provide a customised itinery for my specific interests. And I would certainly use the service again, and recommend it to my friends visiting Taiwan.
31 Jan 2018

about Kaohsiung - A Sacred Conversation

Kaohsiung is so much more than simply the second largest city in Taiwan. It’s a place of traditions rooted in the love of the people; it’s also an urban revival itself. This modern metropolis is the gateway to the laid back coastal culture of southern Taiwan, and a visit here is always full of surprises. It’s truly a tropical city with warm balmy weather tempered by sea breezes as well as fantastic beaches. Are you ready for the heat and hype of Taiwanese summer? Now join us on a one-day tour to Kaohsiung!

A pleasant lakeside tour of Lotus Pond will surely impress you with its colorful variety of Daoist, Buddhist, and Confucian temples. We will also explore the temples of Kaohsiung to learn how important the role of religion is in everyday life on a visit to one of the largest Buddhist monasteries in the world — Fo Guang Shan, a temple built brick by brick by monks and surrounded by 480 small golden painted Buddha statues that create a solemn scene as a whole. Today, it’s the most popular Buddhist organization and most prestigious shrine in Taiwan. For lunch, we will stuff our tummies nice and full with lots of yummy vegetarian goodies. Now, now. I know what you’re thinking: “Who on earth would like to have those bland and boring food?” Don’t jump to any conclusions before you try it yourself. The vegetarian fare served here is insanely delicious and satisfying. After the lunch, we will then head to the Pier-2 Art Center, a mecca for art enthusiasts all around the island as it hosts a wealth of exhibitions and gigs of all sorts. After the cultural part of the tour, we will hop on a ferry to cross the harbor to Cijin Island for a relaxing afternoon of seafood and beach fun. Before the sun goes down, a stop at Martyrs' Shrine offering panoramic views overlooking the giant Kaohsiung metropolitan area towards the south-west is the perfect way to finish off a day filled with impressions and pleasant surprises.

Tour Information

Pick up Locations
HSR Zuoying Station (Exit 5) / Kaohsiung Train Station front exit / Hotels in Kaohsiung City Downtown / Kaohsiung Airport / Port of Kaohsiung
Drop off Locations
HSR Kaohsiung Station / Kaohsiung Train Station / Hotels in Kaohsiung City Downtown / Kaohsiung Airport / Port of Kaohsiung
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Cancellation Policy
Severe weather conditions or cancellation made by customer more than 72 hours before departure will qualify for a 100% refund. Otherwise, no refund will be issued.
  • This tour is 9 hours a day. Generally we start from 9am and end at 6pm. We can shift your schedule between 8am to 8pm based on your preference.
  • Fo Guang Shan is closed to public on Tuesday.
  • Contact Us
    For any query, please email Alternative, you may call +886-4-24361910 for any urgent request.
    Overtime Extra Charge
    Optional : If you wish to extend your tour, every extra hour over the agreed schedule of a private tour is charged TWD500 (US$17) for a sedan-based or van-based tour, or TWD1000 (US$34) for a bus-based tour. There will be no overtime extra charge for a shared tour.
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    Kaohsiung - A Sacred Conversation-Custom itinerary: 4 spots
    • * Fo Guang Shan
    • * Lotus Pond
    • * Qishan Old Street
    • * Meinong Paper Umbrella Culture Village
    2024 Jun
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