Cihou Fort

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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK1,85,087 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
This first was built in the late 19th century in the terminal period of Qing rule, to defend against Japanese aggression. Ultimately it surrendered after barely putting up a fight. The fort is undergoing restoration. The walls and rooms are all in excellent condition, but bare and there's not much in the way of documentation. The fort does offer great views over the coastal parts of the island and also leads the hiking paths and lighthouse.
Written 1 May 2024
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Steven S
Pattaya, Thailand778 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
I wouldn't place it at the top of my desired attractions. If it wasn't for the fact that the explanatory signage included english and you are afforded a great view over Cijin beach I would have found it pretty bland and boring. But it's free so that is a plus.
Written 7 November 2023
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Gene R J
Silver Spring, MD9,845 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We took the Gushan Ferry across the shipping channel to Cijin Ferry Station and walked 1 km west to Cihou Fort, choosing the incline pathway. Arriving at the fort, we walked behind to the pathway to the Cihou Lighthouse and its perfect morning views over the seaway and (perfect afternoon views) back to the city.
On our return, we climbed over the back of the fort for nice views out to the Qijin Coastal Park and Beach and back to the Kaohsiung skyline
While the 1720 Chinese fort is of little interest, it provides the access to the nicely preserved 1883-1918 lighthouse and the outstanding viewpoints depending on the weather and time of day.
Written 22 October 2019
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Till
Langelsheim, Germany77 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Solo
On a historic Fort you can see the ruins. Nice view over Cijin Island and the Taiwan Strait. No description of what you can see in the ruins
Written 9 August 2019
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BettyandLingShing
Malaysia638 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
Cihou Fort is located at the northern tip of Cijin Island. If we are moving around with electric bike, then we need to park the bike on the foot of the hill.

We need to walk 5 minutes uphill to reach the entrance of the fort. Consumed by time, the fort has nothing left but the concrete structure. These is a path leading to Cihou Lighthouse beside the fort. We didn't visit the lighthouse due to the hot weather.

ihou Fort was built in 1875 to secure the entrance to the port. The cannons were located on the upper level of the fort with the ammunition rooms and barracks built right under them. The fort was abandoned during the Japanese occupation. The fort was restored in 1991 and opened to public in 1995. To our surprise, the fort was designed by a British engineer
Written 9 August 2019
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limww
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia296 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
This is a historical site with partial rebuilt. I didn't find it particularly interesting but I had spent quite a bit of time sitting there to view the sunset (weather was good that day). From that height, one could capture a good view of the beach down there too. There were many photographers with sophisticated equipments stood by to shoot the sunset.

When nightfall, the view of the lit up town down there and the lightings of the opposite bank were a pleasant surprise.

There is actually a path from the Fort that leads to the back gate of the Kaohsiung Lighthouse area. There are drink vending machines and restrooms at the Lighthouse area but it closes around 6.30pm.
Written 24 April 2019
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RLmEC
Singapore, Singapore471 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Family
This was an old fort with certain areas rebuilt/restored. The fort itself was not really interesting: just an old building with lots of empty spaces and rooms.

If there were any historical significance to the place, it wasn't apparent, as there were no display or signboard telling any historical narrative. An old building without any historical narrative (or interesting story) is just an old boring building.

The vantage point here, though, was great!

You could stand on top of the fort and have a good view of QiJin and Kaohsiung Port. This was perhaps the most compelling reason to visit the fort.
Written 21 April 2019
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Kamsum W
Singapore, Singapore149 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
We walked to the Fort from the Lighthouse via a short-cut as there were situated side by side. As it was early in the morning, there wasn't much tourist, i find it a bit creepy to walk on the stone path to the fort.The fort was now a big empty space , showing the general outline.
Written 7 February 2019
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thelonious22
Seongnam4,367 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Friends
Cihou Fort and the Cihou Lighthouse are the two popular attractions on the western end of Cijin along with the beach. The unmanned fort, despite not looking flashy as most European influenced forts, is very photogenic especially near dusk. Views of Cijin and Kaohsiung skyline are spectacular from the top of the walls.
Written 8 January 2019
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JensTetz
Berlin, Germany326 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Solo
The Cihou Fort is an impaortant part of the history of Cijin Island. After walking up the hill (I would call it a hike) it's nice to stroll around to learn about the structore of the fort. You can walk on the massive walls and enjoy the views. However, it was not too impressive and I liked the views from the near lighthouse area more.
Written 7 January 2019
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