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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 is located in Dashu District, Kaohsiung City. ‘Fo Guan’ means the light of Buddha. ...
Fo Guang Shan
The Lotus Pond is the largest pond in Zuoying district in Kaohsiung. The name might mislead you,...
Lotus Pond
Qishan is at the center location of Kaohsiung City. This district was formerly known as the Sweet...
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
Open in 2010, Eda World is the one of the best amusement parks in southern Taiwan. With two big a...
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...
Old warehouses are turning into new age art centers around the world. They were usually huge in s...
Pier-2 Art Center
In the past, Confucius temples were essential event venue among all cities in Taiwan. Although th...
Qishan Confucius Temple
The first modern mechanical sugar factory in Taiwan had operated from 1902 to 1999. Established...
Taiwan Sugar Museum
Although its subway system is not as crowded as that of Taipei, and the subway lines available a...
The Dome of Light - KRT Station
In almost every great city lies a poetic river. For example, the Seine in Paris nurtures the po...
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
  • Keeping it to 3~6 spots per day is the best way to enjoy your Taiwan tour.
  • The pick-up schedule will be provided 12 hours before the tour and the itinerary will be optimized to save your travel time.


17 reviews
01 Feb 2015
Allie helped to make our trip truly memorable. He responded to any request and kept us on track and safe. We particularly appreciated his warmth and unrelenting focus on customer service. Because of our trip experience we plan to visit again and I see his professional support as being a part of our decision. He is our driver of choice going forward.
15 Feb 2015
19 Dec 2014
We had a great time in Taiwan, especially enjoying the natural scenery and hiking. We managed to do 3 peaks in Sheipa NP in one day – Pintian, Chiyou and Tao and then all the way down again. Very tiring but very beautiful and we had great weather.We really enjoyed Tarako NP and Walami Trail, and the butterflies at Maolin. I think we packed in a lot in a short time. Thanks for organising our permits, car and driver. Wade was a very good driver and very helpful and pleasant. He always did his best to help us with whatever we needed. And he gave us space to do our own thing. He also gave us a farewell gift which was a great surprise. We will recommend you to our friends who visit Taiwan in future.
02 Jan 2015

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
Transportation (fuel, parking, and toll fee) / Passenger insurance / Tax
Meals / Entrance fees
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
    2021 Apr
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