Qihou Lighthouse

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  • Phone:+886 7 571 7442
  • Address:No.34, Qixia Ln., Qijin Dist., Kaohsiung City 805, Taiwan View on Map
The trails heading toward Qihou Lighthouse (also known as Qijin Lighthouse) are steathily hidden amongst the alleys of Qijin Old Street, with one part heading towards the lighthouse and the other leading to a fort. When traversing up the trail leading to the lighthouse, you can already observe the beautiful scenery of Kaohsiung Harbor. As soon as you come across a white building, you'll see "Kaohsiung Lighthouse" written on the front gates. Don't worry, this is the official name of the lighthouse; Qihou or Qijin Lighthouse are two alternatives for it due to how striking they sound. It's current name, however, is less commonly known. The lighthouse was built towards the end of the Qing Dynasty, and was originally a Chinese-styled, square-shaped, brick tower. Nowadays only a foundation remains, at the northern side. Later during the Japanese occupation era, Kaohsiung Harbor was extended and the lighthouse on Qijin Island was rebuilt. The ground floor is built in a baroque style, and it's main rear is an octagon-shaped, brick tower while the topmost part is circular in shape. Inside, photographs and models related to history are displayed. This lighthouse located on top of Qihou Mountain is the most optimal location for enjoying the vie wof Kaohsiung Harbor. The Hamaxing District, Shaochuantou Park, Chai Shan, Sun Yat-Sen University, and even Qijin and the distant 85 Building are plainly visible. Here's another secret: through the small alley located by the lighthouse's rear, you can reach the fort. There's no need of going through all the effort to climb again! 


Opening Hours
09:00-16:00 (Monday off)

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Nat'l Hwy 1→Exit at the Wujia Interchange→Xingsen Rd.→Guogong Tunnel→Qijin 1st Rd.→Qijin 2nd Rd. →Qijin 3rd Rd.
1.Kaohsiung MRT Sizihwan Station→Take Bus Wufu Route→Get off at Gushan Ferry Pier Stop→Qijin Ferry Pier→by Walking or Cycling