Duration: 4.5 Hours
Start/ End: Kaohsiung port/ Kaohsiung port
Highlights: Tainan City, Chihkan Tower, Koxinga Shrine, Confucius Temple
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Tour Category: Kaohsiung shore excursions from cruise ship
Upon arrival at Kaohsiung port, you will meet the local guide and driver. Your Taiwan shore excursion starts with a visit to Tainan – the oldest city in Taiwan. On the streets, the young local amateurs show their exceptional talent through several kinds of art. You can taste Taiwanese foods from the street vendor, or even a savory cup of coffee in a small shop at the side of the canal. The ancient city is famous for a series of cultural monuments and historic sites around the area. It not only is home to 166 temples and monasteries, but Tainan is also the land of over 40 Christian and Catholic churches.
Head to the Chihkan Tower, which is also known as Fort Provintia, was used as the administrative center during the Dutch’s occupation. Beside of nine turtle statues which carry a stone plate on its back. Near the tower is a horse statue with broken legs which hides a special story behind.
Leave Chihkan TowerNe, head to Koxinga Shrine – the Memorial Temple of Zheng Chenggong. Lost in the sacred atmosphere of the temple which is divided into three courtyard types, with the iconic statue of Zheng Chenggong standing in the center of the main ancestral hall. Witness a lot of stone-made animal statues and majestic architecture from the 17th century.
Our final is in Confucius Temple, also is the first and highest academy teaching Confucianism during the Ming and Qing dynasties. The Kaohsiung shore excursion finishes with a return to port for next China shore excursions.