Colours of Keelung

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Keelung’s a city full of colour, with its vibrant side streets, rainbow houses, lush landscape, and colourful culture. Here I’ll introduce some of the myriad ways colour shows up in Keelung. Side Streets Keelung’s side streets are awash in colour, lined with drawings of cartoon characters and bustling, glowing snack bars. I personally love stumbling upon a neon-lit restaurant on … Read More

8 typical not-fish marine species found at the Keelung Fish Market

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Keelung is well known for its Kanziding Fish Market. It’s not only a top tourist attraction, but it’s also the place to go for restaurateurs -big and small- to get the best and cheapest seafood to satisfy their demanding clienteles’ palate.  Not-fish marine species found at the Keelung Fish Market In a previous article , we told you about some … Read More

11 fish species you can find at the Keelung Fish Market

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The most famous Keelung Fish Market: Kanziding Fish Market The Keelung Kanziding Fish Market is the main fish market in Northern Taiwan and one of the top tourist attractions on the island. It’s a unique experience to walk through the market streets brimming with people and trucks full of fish (at midnight when it opens!), appreciate the abundance of life … Read More

Four Hidden Forts in the Most Fortified City in Taiwan That You Won’t Find in a Brochure (II)

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The Most Fortified City and Its Hidden Forts Keelung is the most fortified part of Taiwan.[1] The landscape is a strategic masterpiece evidenced by its history of defensive positions in each era of occupation. For example, the Japanese occupation beginning in 1895 spawned nearly 700 bomb shelters resulting in Keelung’s claim to the highest density of hiding spots in all … Read More

Four Hidden Forts in the Most Fortified City in Taiwan That You Won’t Find in a Brochure (I)

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The Most Fortified City Keelung is the most fortified part of Taiwan.[1] The landscape is a strategic masterpiece evidenced by its history of defensive positions in each era of occupation. For example, the Japanese occupation beginning in 1895 spawned nearly 700 bomb shelters resulting in Keelung’s claim to the highest density of hiding spots in all of Taiwan. [2] Hidden … Read More

Keelung’s Lido Butterfly Garden: a peaceful refuge from the hustle and bustle of Keelung’s downtown

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  Finding a little quiet time for yourself in Keelung After a full day of visiting Keelung’s Renai day market, the E-square mall, and the many stores, cafes, and little restaurants in the downtown core, you might want to find a little place to sit down and have a little quiet time for yourself. Recommend: Keelung’s Lido Butterfly Garden Keelung’s … Read More

A closer look into 4 Keelung lighthouses

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Lighthouses exist in a liminal zone on the border between the elements, between the known world of houses, streets and hills and the dark, unknowable depths of the ocean. One one hand, they are expressions of man’s noblest ideals: structures whose sole purposes are to save lives, to reassure the lost, and to let societies prosper. On the other, they … Read More

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