A Different Lantern Festival in Yehliu

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Nearly 200 years ago, the Queen’s Head looked at the deity Sacred King – founder of Zhangzhou – floating in the sea. When visitors think about coming to northern Taiwan, many people put Yehliu on the list for its special geological landscape formed over millions of years. In fact, Yehliu has an interesting history and mythos. In 1820, there was … Read More

Keelung History in an Alley: Columbus Bar

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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, the soldiers left, the hustle and bustle of the … Read More

Take a Train to Qidu: Railway Cultural Festival

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Take a train to the north of Taipei, and you will find some interesting names of railway stations. They are arranged in order from Wudu, Qidu until Badu. “Du” in Mandarin means settlement; in the early days during the time of building settlements, Han Chinese immigrants resisted aboriginal Ketagalans’ attack along the bent terrain of Keelung River, so the naming … Read More

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

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  Whether it’s day or night, the “winding blue corridor” is filled with variation. You can see the actress Shu Qi on a midnight stroll and dance on the dreamy Zhongshan Bridge, enjoying a moment of freedom in the opening of the film “Millennium Mambo.” In this movie, Lin Qiang’s song, “A Pure Person,” paints a vivid picture for movie … Read More

Herb Alley

posted in: Culture, Eat & Drink 18

Many people come to Keelung to visit the famous Miaokou Night Market. In addition to enjoying tasty snacks, there are many interesting hidden wonders near the market. By the side door of Tien-Ji Temple, you can find one of these little gems: Herb Alley. The entrance is next to the famous A-Hua fried noodles stand. “Keelung Herb Alley” refers to … Read More

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