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Qijin is a long slender island known as Qihou in earlier times. The Lilliputian island has numerous visitor attractions and is today accessible by both ferry and car. Tianhou Temple on Miaoqian Road is a historic site dating back 300 years. Qijin Old Street is lined with restaurants selling fresh and budget-friendly seafood alfresco style. 

Qihou Battery
Qihou Batter is a Chinese-style fortification replete with an engraved gateway tablet reading "Mighty Power of the South." Double-happiness characters fashioned into the brickwork, bat motifs on the corner towers, and many other traditional designs on the walls and steps further add to the Eastern spirit and beauty of the fort.

Qihou Lighthouse
The ground level of Qihou Lighthouse consists of a baroque style ground level building and octagonal light tower. The lighthouse commands a beautiful bird's-eye view of the Port of Kaohsiung and scenic surroundings.

Tianhou Temple at Qijin
Tianhou Temple at Qihou is dedicated to the goddess Matsu and therefore is also known locally as "Matsu Temple." The temple is heavily visited throughout the year, and in 1979 it was designated as a grade three historic site(municipal heritage).

Qijin Seafood Street
With the ocean on all four sides, Qijin is a natural haven for seafood, with plenty of restaurants serving up fresh-from-the-sea cuisine. Many of the eateries are clustered along Miaoqian Street by Qijin Ferry Pier as well as at the beach area. As you drive from Qijin Road to the Cross-Harbor Tunnel, you can also see many seafood restaurant owners vying for your business.

YM Museum of Marine Exploration Kaohsiung
YM Museum of Marine Exploration Kaohsiung is located in a striking ship-shaped building. There are over 200 historic exhibits on display here, with themes including Kaohsiung's maritime history, the modern fishing industry, and life in the ocean depths. From the second floor, visitors can also see view the Kaohsiung skyline and harbor, further making this an excellent spot to learn about the ocean and maritime world.

Qijin Seaside Park
The Kaohsiung City Government created the Qijin Seaside Park to highlight the local geology of Qijin Island and the surrounding seaside view. The park facilities include trails, a swimming beach, seascape viewing path, cross-country area and a natural ecology area.

Shell Exhibit at Qijin Seashore Park Visitors Center
The Qijin Seashore Park Visitors Center occupies a white, gray-blue, and light blue building, reflecting the maritime hues of the surrounding area. On the second floor is the largest shell exhibit in Southeast Asia, a collection of nearly 2,000 types of shells donated by Kaohsiung native Huang Ke-liang. The displays give visitors an up-close look at the strange and beautiful creatures of the ocean deep.

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(Traffic information is subject to change. Please check with the transportation station before departure.)

Nat'l Fwy 1 → Exit at the Kaohsiung End Interchange → Xinsheng Elevated Rd. → Xinsheng Rd. → Zhongxing Rd. → Cross Harbor Tunnel → Qijin 1st Rd. to 3rd Rd. → Miaoqian Rd. → Hai'an Rd.

  1. Take THSR to Zuoying Station or take TRA to Kaohsiung Station, transfer Kaohsiung MRT to Sizihwan Station, and take Ferry to Qijin Ferry Pier.
  2. Take THSR to Zuoying Station or take TRA to Kaohsiung Station, transfer Kaohsiung MRT to Caoya Station,  and transfer Kaohsiung City Bus Red 9A to Qijin Ferry Pier.
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