The Window of Keelung Port: YM Oceanic Culture & Art Museum

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The window of Keelung is always facing the ocean, and over the past few centuries, the oceanic culture of the region has accumulated rich and diverse imprints and experiences. In the mid-nineteenth century (1863), Keelung Port opened, and it served an important role in the strategy and trade that attracted attention overseas. During the Japanese colonial period, Keelung Port was … Read More

The Ruins of Agena Shipyard

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Agena Shipyard’s Glory Days The remains of Agena Shipyard sit quietly by the Bachimen fishery port. Built and operated by American company Agena in the Japanese colonial period, Agena Shipyard had its glory days. For context, much of the region’s prosperity back then was due to its land being rich in precious metals. The gold and copper ores mined in … Read More

Badouzi Fishing Village Museum: A Surprising Story of Swordfishing

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Badouzi is now widely known for its newly built National Museum of Marine Science and Technology (NMMST) and the many boats next to its fishing port. However, Keelungers’ impression of Badouzi is winding valleys and scenery from the hidden lives of a fishing village. The Badouzi Fishing Village Museum Badouzi Fishing Village Museum is situated in the tortuous alleys of Badouzi Street. The … Read More

From Landfill to Xanadu: ChaoJing Park at Badouzi

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In Keelung, the sea can be seen from almost everywhere. ChaoJing Park is no exception, offering one of the area’s best views of the sea. Take the 103 bus to the NMMST stop and walk along Beining Road. You will first arrive at ChangTanLi fishing port, which is surrounded by the Changtan community. This is a typical small fishing village, and old … Read More

Keelung History in an Alley: Columbus Bar

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In keelung history this place is a hidden gem. Keelung’s bar culture started when the US military participated in the Vietnam War.  The city became a central location where the soldiers could rest and take a break. Many American soldiers arrived at Keelung Port and helped establish new developments such as bars, consignments stores and jeans streets. After the war, … Read More

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

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