With the deep-rooted folk religion in spiritual life along with the modern lifestyle of Chinese, the city of Kaohsiung is home to both traditional and modern places to visit. This Kaohsiung shore excursion let you explore little by little from the man-made Spring and Autumn Pavilion and the sacred Buddha Memorial Center to the spectacular Love River and Dream Mall with hundreds of exciting activities waiting to be enjoyed.
 

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Duration: 7 hours
Start/End: Kaohsiung Harbor/Kaohsiung Harbor
Highlights: Spring and Autumn Pavilion, Buddha Memorial Center, Love River, Dream Mall, Pier-2 Art Center
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Tour Category: Kaohsiung shore excursions

 
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When your cruise ship arrives at the port, your guide and driver wait with the welcome board and transfer you to the city and start this Kaohsiung shore excursion.

A-Glimpse-of-Kaohsiung-shore-excursionsThe first spot in this Kaohsiung shore excursion is Spring and Autumn Pavilions which are connected by a curved bridge. Standing on the bridge, you can have the spectacular view over lotus pond with a green color from lotus leaves and pink color from lotus flowers in the summertime. The entrance is decorated with a dragon and a tiger statue with colorful wall paintings inside.

Spring-and-Autumn-Pavilion-Kaohsiung-shore-excursionsThen, head to Fo Guan Shan (Buddha Memorial Center) – the largest Buddhist monastery in Taiwan. This place is lined up with two rows of pagodas designed in the traditional towering style of China Buddhism, while in the middle, the Bodhi Square leading to Jade Buddha Shrine and a huge metal statue of Shakyamuni Buddha sitting in the end.

Fo-Guan-Shan-Kaohsiung-shore-excursionsOn the way to the next place, pass by Love River. Enjoy the peacefully spectacular view over the river contrasting with the sight of skyscrapers far behind. After that, have fun in Dream Mall – the largest shopping mall in Taiwan and East Asia.

Love-River-Kaohsiung-shore-excursionsAfter that, stop at Pier-2 Art Center. Used to be a forgotten place with uninhabited warehouses, nowadays, it becomes the liveliest, most colorful, and bustling district in Kaohsiung city. The perfect fusion of old-fashion house design and modern contemporary fine art creates a wonderful place to capture the most unforgettable photos. The trip ends with a transfer back to port.

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What’s included?

  • Round trip transfer from Kaohsiung Harbor to Kaohsiung city  in private air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fee and port fee
  • 1 bottle of water per person per day

What’s excluded?

  • Taiwan visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Lunch (optional US$ 12 ~ 15 per person, with the assistance of local guide)
  • Tips to the guide and driver
  • Other personal expenses