7:00~ Keelung Port Disembarkation
08:30~11:00 Zhishan Garden, National Palace Museum
11:30~12:30 Taipei 101 Observation Deck
12:30~14:00 Lunch at 101
14:30~15:30 National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall
15:30~16:00 Return to Keelung Port
The Zhishan Garden is located in the Zhishan Garden next to the National Palace Museum in Taipei, covering a total area of about 7,000 square meters.
The design blueprint of Zhishan Garden is Wang Xizhi's eight scenic spots: Orchid Pavilion, Cage Goose, Qushui Liujing, Songfeng Pavilion, Waterside Pavilion, Biqiao West, Pen Washing Pool, and Zhaohe Tingying, fully expressing the exquisite and elegant art of landscaping. A visit to the Chinese garden and the scent of books will always make people think of ancient times.
The National Palace Museum - The "Forbidden City" in Taiwan
The Museum was completed in 1965. It is a Chinese palace-style building. The first to third floors are exhibition spaces, and the fourth floor is the resting cafe "Sanxi Hall". It has the largest collection of Chinese art treasures in the world. The collections are mainly inherited from the Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties, covering almost the entire five thousand years of Chinese history, with nearly 700,000 pieces. Cultural Treasure".
101 Observation Deck
Taipei 101 Shopping Center Group Building has 101 floors above ground, 5 floors underground, and a height of 508 meters. When it was completed, it was ranked as the tallest building in the world (currently the fourth in the world and the third in Asia). Calculated based on the actual building height, Taipei 101 was once the tallest building in the world. But on July 21, 2007, it was surpassed by the Burj Khalifa (located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates), which was built to the 141st floor at that time.
The number 101, in addition to representing the floor height of 101 floors, also represents the auspicious meaning of surpassing the perfect score and going up to the next floor. The 86th to 88th floors are observation restaurants, the 89th floor is the indoor observation floor, and the 91st floor is the outdoor observation deck. This avant-garde building, which integrates oriental classical culture and Taiwanese local characteristics, is shaped like a strong bamboo joint and is more flexible, symbolizing the meaning of endless traditional Chinese architecture.
National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall
The National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall is a memorial hall built in memory of President Chiang Kai-shek. Its top imitates the Beijing Temple of Heaven model, and its four sides imitate the Egyptian pyramids; the National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall has white marble, sapphire blue glazed tiles, and red flowers planted all over the garden. , just like the symbol of the blue sky and the sun full of red. In the main hall of the National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, there is a sitting bronze statue of Jiang Gong. There are exhibition rooms and projection rooms at the base. The cultural relics of Jiang Gong's great deeds to the country and the nation are displayed for the public to visit.
8:00 Hualien Port Disembarkation
9:00~11:30 Taroko National Park：Sandcastle Trail
12:00~13:30 Lunch at Mountain Moon Village, Bulohan
13:45~15:30 Baiyang Trail, Shuilian Cave, Tianxiang
16:30 Arrive at Hualien Port
Taroko National Park is famous for its majestic, nearly vertical marble canyon landscape, and "Taroko Gorge" is therefore one of the eight scenic spots in Taiwan.
Yanzikou and Jiuqu Cave are the most exciting natural wonders of the Taroko Gorge, and they are also the two narrowest sections of the canyon. There are pedestrian trails on the side of Linxi for tourists to stroll and enjoy. Many small caves can be seen on the marble cliffs on the other side of Yanzikou. Whenever spring and summer, there are often small swifts and foreign swallows on the cliffs.
They sing through the walls, or build nests in caves, hence the name Yanzikou. As for the tunnel landscape of Jiuqu Cave, which is "like the back of the intestines, like the song of the river", visitors can enjoy the canyon scenery along the twisting semi-light and semi-dark route.
There are 14 landscape trails planned in the core area of Taroko National Park (Kekou to Tianxiang), including the Shakartang Trail, the tributary of Liwu Stream, the Shakartang Trail, the Waheer Stream and the Tazjiri Stream. The Baiyang Trail is still the secret place of Taroko, which has been favored by tourists recently. Both trails are easy to get in and out of the same way. It takes about 1.5-2 kilometers to walk one way, and 2-3 hours to go deeper into the Taroko Gorge. Experience the beauty of mountains, forests, rivers, valleys and cliffs and the rich appearance of Taroko's landscape and geological ecology.
Tianxiang is the center of Taroko Gorge, the center of accommodation, catering, and various services. The original name was too much, and it was renamed Tianxiang in memory of Wen Tianxiang. Tianxiang's scenic spots include Xiangde Temple, Tianfeng Pagoda, Suspension Bridge, Wen Tianxiang Memorial Park, Plum Garden, Tianxiang Chapel, etc. Every winter, the plum blossoms in the plum garden are in full bloom. The plum forest extends from the highway, parking lot, memorial park to Xiangde Temple, forming a sea of white flowers. It is one of the most popular landscapes in Taiwan.
8:00 Kaohsiung Port Disembarkation
9:00~11:30 Fo Guang Shan Museum
12:00~14:00 Lunch at Dream Mall
13:45~15:30 Pier-2 Art Center
15:30 - 16:20 Romantic Love River Cruise
17:00 Return to the port
If you are looking for a memorable shore excursion in Kaohsiung, you might want to consider visiting some of the city's most popular attractions. Here is a sample itinerary that covers four of them:
- Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum: This impressive complex is home to the largest bronze Buddha statue in the world, as well as a museum that showcases Buddhist art and culture. You can admire the architecture, stroll through the gardens, and learn about the history and teachings of Buddhism.
- Dream Mall: This is the largest shopping mall in Taiwan and a great place to enjoy lunch and some retail therapy. You can find a variety of stores, restaurants, and entertainment options, including a Ferris wheel on the roof that offers panoramic views of the city.
- Pier-2 Art Center: This former warehouse area has been transformed into a vibrant cultural hub that features contemporary art exhibitions, street art, live performances, and creative workshops. You can explore the galleries, admire the murals, and join in the fun activities.
- Love River: This scenic river runs through the heart of Kaohsiung and is lined with cafes, bars, and parks. You can take a romantic cruise along the river and enjoy the views of the city skyline, especially at night when the lights reflect on the water.
This shore excursion will give you a taste of Kaohsiung's culture, history, and lifestyle. You can customize it according to your preferences and time availability. You can also add other attractions such as the Dragon Tiger Tower, Lotus Pond, or Ten Drum Creative Park if you wish.