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Kaohsiung and Southern Taiwan by High Speed Train

3 Days
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US$ 563

Travel south on Taiwan's modern high speed rail system and explore the vibrant city of Kaohsiung, the dramatic coastline of southern Taiwan, and the fascinating historic city of Tainan.

This 3-day Taiwan tour focuses on the city of Kaohsiung and southern Taiwan.

Transfer from Taipei via high-speed rail to Kaohsiung, the second largest city in the country and hub of the south. Visit the Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, and the Pier-2 Art Centre, which reinvigorates an abandoned warehouse as a modern gallery showcasing Taiwan’s best and brightest. Then hop a ferry to Cijing Island to see the awe-inspiring Tianhou Temple, before a bicycle rickshaw takes you to explore the old streets. In the evening, visit Liuhe Night Market, letting your taste buds explore the complex flavours of one of Asia’s great foodie destinations.

Kenting shows off southern Taiwan at its most scenic. Visit the Eluanbi Lighthouse at the country’s southern tip. See the ‘cat’s nose and head,’ and the dramatic limestone formations of Longpan Park. On your final scheduled day, visit the former Dutch fort of Chikan Lou, and Anping Fort, also built by the Europeans. The Dutch were driven out of Taiwan in 1661, and today, Chikan Lou supports two beautiful Chinese towers. Explore the old city of Tainan, before returning toTaipei in time for an evening in the capital.


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3 Days
Prices From:
US$ 563


Day 1

Taipei to Kaohsiung

This morning, transfer from your central Taipei hotel to the train station to catch the high-speed train to Kaohsiung. Northeast of Kaohsiung, visit the Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, with distinctive architecture including a grand front hall, 8 pagodas and a giant golden statue of the Buddha. Continue on to the Pier-2 Art Centre, housed in an abandoned warehouse and now a vibrant light in Taiwan's burgeoning arts scene. Next, take a short ferry ride to Cijing Island, which houses the historic Tianhou Temple. Take a bicycle rickshaw ride and admire the charming Old Street. Finally, visit Kaohsiung's Liuhe Night Market, with delicious snacks and street food on offer including papaya milk and steamed salty shrimp.

Duration2 Nights

Howard Plaza Hotel Kaohsiung

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    Howard Plaza Hotel Kaohsiung

    Located in the heart of central Kaohsiung with easy access to the railway station and the Liuhe Night Market, the Howard Plaza Hotel Kaohsiung offers 328 comfortable and contemporary guest rooms. Facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, modern fitness centre and 6 restaurants.

    Located in the heart of central Kaohsiung with easy access to the railway station and the Liuhe Night Market, the Howard Plaza Hotel Kaohsiung offers 328 comfortable and contemporary guest rooms. Facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, modern fitness centre and 6 restaurants.


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    • Conference Facilities
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi

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Day 2


Today you will enjoy a visit to some of the most scenic and dramatic locations in Tawian. Start by visiting the Eluanbi Lighthouse on Cape Eluanbi, the southernmost point of Taiwan. Continue to Maobitou ("cat's nose and head"), featuring a dramatic coral landscape shaped by the erosion of the sea. Maobitou forms the division between the Bashi Channel and the Taiwan Strait. Proceed to Longpan Park, a beautiful grassland near the ocean, with fascinating red soil and limestone formations. Finally, stop in at the town of Hengchun, the gateway city of Kenting National Park.

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Day 3

Kaoshiung to Taipei

This morning after breakfast, transfer to Chikan Lou, originally a Dutch fort built in 1652. Two ornate Chinese towers stand atop the old Dutch structure and there are impressive gardens and a koi fish pond surrounding the site. Continue to the Koxinga Ancestral Shrine, a traditional and elegant family shrine which also showcases some relics of daily life in old Tainan city. Next, visit Anping Fort, another 17th-century Dutch landmark, originally called Fort Zeelandia. The fort was renamed Anping when the Dutch were driven out of Taiwan in 1661. Take a wander around the Anping Tree House, the original warehouse for the British trading company Tait & Company, now a beguiling partially ruined site. Afterwards, transfer to Tainan train station for your high-speed train back to Taipei, arriving at your chosen central Taipei hotel between 5:00-5:30pm.

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  • 2 nights' accommodation
  • High speed rail travel as per itinerary
  • Guided group touring as per itinerary
  • Breakfast as specified
  • Transfers to/from central Taipei hotels


  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes unless specified
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature


Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

21 Dec 2019
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