Historical Keelung Mayor’s Mansion

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Keelung’s Hidden Museum: Mayor’s Mansion  If you’re tired of touristy museums, Keelung Mayor’s Mansion, painted with decades of history, is perfect for you. Anyone who has spent some time on walks through Taipei or other cities in Taiwan will surely have noticed the countless abandoned and decayed old Japanese homes and thought: It’s a shame that nobody takes care of … Read More

Jiufen: a picturesque day trip from Keelung

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Jiufen is one of the most touristic spots in Taiwan and a must visit place for many travellers. It is barely 15 km away from Keelung and you can easily get there by bus in around 50 minutes (Bus number 788 stops right in front of Jiufen’s Old Street). Another great option is to rent a car or motorbike for … Read More

“Must visit” Baimiweng Fort plus 2 places

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Baimiweng Fort Baimiweng Fort is located at the western entrance to the port of Keelung. It is the smallest of the four forts of Keelung, but in exchange offers a wonderful view of the sea and on the harbor (from a small hill next to the fort). The fort served as an artillery battery and was used in this role … Read More

The Best Keelung Hiking Route: Mountain Hongdan

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One of your first stops when you visit Keelung will probably be its amazing night market, one of the biggest attractions in the city. But if you want to burn some calories after tasting the amazing local food you have several hiking options near Keelung. In this post we’ll explore the Keelung hiking route that passes by Mountain Hongdan, which … Read More

The Rotary Tower – beautiful view of Keelung

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A little known attraction in Keelung is the hike up the Rotary tower. In fact, it was only by chance that I came across it. Every day I would see the mountain behind the house and wished to climb it So one late afternoon I set off without any idea of where I was going to end up. The beginning … Read More

Keelung at Night: 8 Spots to Visit

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A harbor city makes for great entertainment when it’s dark. Here are our recommendations when you visit Keelung at night.   Maritime Plaza Keelung’s heart and soul. Watch the eagles soar, the boats drift in, and the bright neon lights at night. A great spot to relax, eat and watch the world go by before visiting many of the city’s … Read More

Intrepid Travels: 6 Must Visit Spots for a Daytime Walk in Keelung

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6 Must Visit Spots: It’s not always sunny in Keelung but if you catch a nice day: Here are some spots to visit during a daytime walk.   YM Oceanic Culture & Art Museum This museum is much less scientific than the National Museum of Marine Science and Technology. Exhibits (in Mandarin and usually English) include a section dedicated to … Read More

Visit Keelung: A Little Universe for Butterflies

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Visit Keelung Not so long ago, Keelung was known as the town of butterflies. What I like about this city, although it is not as big as Taipei, is that you can find everything: typical city attractions like squares, restaurants and shops, historic buildings and markets are just a short walk away. But if you want to get away from … Read More

Keelung Indigenous Culture Hall

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Keelung Indigenous Culture Hall Taiwan culture has many stories to tell. One way of learning the history is through Keelung’s many museums, the Indigenous Culture Hall being a good place to start. There are two ways to explore this museum. One is to follow the route through the building; the other is to use the road outside the building. If this … Read More

Keelung Port: A Relaxing Stroll Along The Dock

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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 colours, and the lights on the water. It changes every few seconds, like a sort of disco for … Read More

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