Keelung Port: Out for a stroll

posted in: Day Trips 3

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Keelung port is undoubtedly the heart of Keelung. In summer, when it’s less hot in the evening or after dinner, you can take a walk along Maritime Plaza and enjoy the boats, the colors, and the lights on the water. It changes every few seconds, like a sort of disco for … Read More

Keelung Port views and visiting the sign

posted in: Day Trips 3

When learning that there were white Hollywood-style letters on a hill overlooking Keelung Port, my first thought was “that’s silly.” But then I thought immediately; I want to visit those letters! The “Keelung” sign is one of the city’s major landmarks. The history of the sign is somewhat of a mystery, but locals say it was built in 2006. The sign … Read More

Taiwan Culture: The Ghost Festival Part 2

posted in: Culture, Day Trips 4

Previously, I talked about Taiwan culture and the heart of the Ghost Festival, which as the name implies, is intended for the spirits. This festival in Keelung is particularly cherished because of the historical background of the city. In summary, the city was first invaded by the Chinese, then by the Spanish, by the Dutch, by the French and then by … Read More

Taiwan Culture: The Ghost Festival Part 1

posted in: Culture, Day Trips 6

During my time in Keelung, I met so many people and saw many places related to the Ghost Festival, an event closely tied into Taiwan culture. If I had to put into words everything I learned about this festival, I think I could write a thesis; I will try to only share with you a brief version. The Ghost Festival is … Read More

Visit Keelung to catch the best sunsets

posted in: Day Trips 2

When the sun isn’t completely obscured by clouds, the Keelung area offers some spectacular sunsets of all varieties. Maybe you’re a solo traveler, a family, a couple, and you’re looking for a great photo opportunity or just want to take in the quiet transition from lightness to darkness while you’re in Keelung. Well, you have plenty of excellent choices. For … Read More

Keelung Visitor top 5 Tips

posted in: Day Trips 12

From one Keelung visitor to another, these are my top 5 practical tips to make your visit to Keelung a little smoother. Read on and see how easy it is to enjoy your stay in this beautiful city of Keelung. 1. Accessing free Wi-Fi iTaiwan’s free Wi-Fi is a government initiative that started back in 2011, providing members of the … Read More

Taiwan Street Food: 10 Reasons to Visit Keelung

posted in: Eat & Drink, Day Trips 8

Without being biased, the number one reason to visit Keelung has to be the Taiwan street food! Below is a list of some of the other great reasons to come and enjoy this city. 1. The Taiwan Street Food The food here is cheap and delicious. Taiwan street food. dumplings, noodles, soups, seafood, steamed buns, sweet things, savory things. Many … Read More

Things to do in Keelung: Hiking trails off the beaten track

posted in: Day Trips 2

Surrounded by high mountains and a beautiful ocean there are endless things to do in Keelung. One thing Keelung is perfectly situated for is hiking. A short thirty minute bus ride (NT15) can bring you to some of the more well-known trails, including Heping Island Park, Chaojing Island, and Lover’s Lake Park. Visitors can walk on worn dirt paths and … Read More

Keelung Weather: What Should You Do on a Rainy Day in Keelung?

posted in: Day Trips 4

Keelung’s nickname is “The Rainy Port,” and it’s no secret that it rains frequently in the area. However, if you find yourself in this great city, don’t get down because of the weather; there are so many things you can do in Keelung on a rainy day. Before we start, grab your umbrella; Keelung weather is unpredictable after all! If … Read More

Visit Keelung: After Spending Some Time in Keelung…

posted in: Day Trips 3

It was my first time to visit Keelung. Keelung surprised me. I never expected the tourism in this area to be so advanced. The city is well-connected with the nearby Taipei through various shuttles that run regularly until midnight, but it is also extremely easy to get to its beautiful neighboring areas. I never imagined to find so many buses … Read More

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