5 days in Kaohsiung & Tainan Itinerary

5 days in Kaohsiung & Tainan Itinerary

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5 days in Kaohsiung & Tainan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Kaohsiung
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
2
Tainan
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Singapore

2
nights
Kaohsiung

Kaohsiung ©
A small trading town in the 17th century, Kaohsiung now stands as a sprawling metropolis, its harbor representing the largest on the island.
On the 19th (Thu), head off the coast to Cijin Island, view the masterpieces at The Pier-2 Art Centre, then make a trip to The Dome of Light, and finally get outside with Ai He (Love River). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): get a sense of history and politics at Kaohsiung Main Public Library, then don't miss a visit to Dragon Tiger Tower, and then take an in-depth tour of Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kaohsiung day trip site .

Singapore, Singapore to Kaohsiung is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. In September in Kaohsiung, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Tainan.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

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The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre
The Dome of Light
The Dome of Light
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum

2
nights
Tainan

Tainan
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Anping Fort (Anping gubao), then steep yourself in history at Anping Tree House, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia), and finally explore the wide array of goods at Hayashi Department Store. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Chimei Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tainan day trip site .

Take a train from Kaohsiung to Tainan in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tainan

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Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
Anping Tree House ©
Anping Tree House

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