Badouzi Park: See the Green Valley Beside the Sea

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Badouzi Park: See the Green Valley Beside the Sea In today’s fast-paced world, we all need a break from time to time. Sometimes, we just want to escape from the hustle and bustle of our daily lives and find a quiet place to relax or release our stress. If you’re in Taiwan and looking for such a place, then look … Read More

Zhongshan Bridge: The Blue Corridor in the Image of Dr. Hou Hsiao-Hsien

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  Zhongshan Bridge’s History Zhongshan Bridge is the oldest bridge across a railway in Taiwan. It was named Takasago before being rebuilt, and it linked immigrant settlement Seine-Tsai-Liu (this region was the main passage in高砂町Takasagomachi during the Japanese occupation) to Keelung Train Station. In order to benefit a larger area, this bridge was made like a few blue belts on … Read More

Secret Badouzi Coast: Daping (Sea-Eroded Terrain of Badouzi)

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Taiwan’s tourist-famous Yehliu has the “Queen’s Head” rock; but in its underrated sister Badouzi, there is a secret mushroom hidden in plain sight. The Badouzi Coastal Park in Keelung is a hidden gem, and a one-of-a-kind intertidal zone that’s definitely worth exploring. In spring, the tide brings green and lush seaweed up on the rocky stones. The local visitors splash … Read More

Baimiweng Fort: The Land of Giants

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The History Of Baimiweng The Baimiweng Fort, or alternatively, Holland Castle, is a former fort located in the Zhongshan District of Keelung. Keelung was once an important battlefield in northern Taiwan. The city has survived through war-torn history, from welcoming new rulers of Taiwan to defeating foreign invaders. While many buildings and castles have been struck down from hundreds of … Read More

National Museum of Marine Science and Technology at Badouzi

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A Coastal Museum At Badouzi In addition to the National Palace Museum, there is at least one other museum worth spending a half day or more in northern Taiwan: NMMST, National Museum of Marine Science and Technology. This wonderful sight located right at the Badouzi Peninsula opened in 2014. The museum is right next to the beautiful Port Bisha and … Read More

Cheng-Bing Fishery Building

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One stormy afternoon, my mom took me to see where she lived during her elementary school days—the fishery building. This building’s architecture is like a time capsule back to the fishing industry during the period under Japanese control. It is surrounded by a fish market, a fish container factory, an ice factory, and a radiotelegraph office. It can be found … Read More

Keelung Port: Keelung’s Deep Connection to the Harbour and Marine Life

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The first thing that struck me upon reaching Keelung was its harbour. It is there that Keelung’s heart can be found. Keelung Port is one of the largest in Taiwan. The city’s events and tourism have a strong bond with the harbour, and so does everyday life. Everything here is connected to or is somehow reminiscent of the sea: the … Read More

Baimiwong Fort: Watching the World Change

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20 minutes from Keelung City Bus Station, I get off the mini 301 bus next to a bunch of shipping containers and head up a narrow road. I’ve headed out for the day to explore the remains of Baimiwong Fort. The Google Maps directions are a little sketchy, and there’s not really any walking route up the steep hill. I … Read More

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