Keelung Port and visiting the iconic Keelung sign

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When learning that there were white Hollywood-style letters on a hill overlooking the 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. … Read More

Visit Keelung to catch the best sunsets

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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

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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

10 Great Reasons to Visit Keelung

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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

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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 rainy day: what should you do?

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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 on a Keelung rainy day. Before we start, grab your umbrella; Keelung weather is unpredictable after all! If you … Read More

Visit Keelung: After Spending Some Time in Keelung…

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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

First Impressions Of Keelung By An Italian

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Busy and crowded streets, cafés and bakeries everywhere … a month ago, when I first arrived in Keelung (also known as Jilong), I never expected to find this. Because of the poor images found on the internet and lacklustre comments about the town from some Taiwanese friends, I had a completely different expectation from the reality. Once I got here, … Read More

Keelunger’s Shangri-La – Secret Coast

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Keelungers have always had their own cherished stores of “secret spots.” Different from most popular tourist destinations, these places usually host relatively few people, and as such are quiet, serene, and clean. I call these spots “Shangri-La.” On the coastal junction of Keelung and Ruifang, there is such a place. Want to step into the mist of the sea? You … Read More

My Glück – creating happiness

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It was out of love for the place and for each other that Zoe and Abra have chosen to call Keelung their home. Together, with Zoe in charge of design and Abra in charge of marketing, they have built My Glück, their very own design brand. They produce small batches of cloth bags and accessories featuring quirky illustrations revolving around … Read More

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