The Story Of Keelung
Keelung City is a port city in the northeastern part of Taiwan. The city was ruled by the Spanish in the early 17th century before being handed over to the Dutch, then taken over by The Qing Empire. During The Japanese Era, the Japanese took over and Keelung was elevated to a city. After the handover of Taiwan from Japan to China in 1945, the city was eventually established as a city of Taiwan.
The Charming Port City Of Taiwan
Just a stone's throw away from Taipei, Keelung is the perfect place for anyone looking for a memorable getaway. The city's iconic harbour extends deep into the city center, creating a unique blend of land and water. Get lost on a relaxing stroll along endless rows of old school shophouses, or visit beautiful surrounding islands like Keelung Island, Penjia Island and Mianhua Island.
A Subtropical Climate
In Keelung, summers get very hot and winters are cool and windy. It is typically wet all year round, so it's always good to bring along an umbrella. Heavy rains often occur in autumn and winter, and the best time of year to visit Keelung City for warm-weather activities is from early October to late November.
Keelung is very accessible from Taipei. The journey takes about 30-40 minutes from Taipei, depending on the mode of transportation. The most common ways to reach Keeling from Taipei is either taking Bus 2088 from Taipei City Hall Bus Station, or Bus 1813 from Taipei Bus Station. Otherwise, visitors can also use the local train TRA train. The train ride takes about 40 minutes and departs from Taipei Central Station every 15-20 minutes.
Every city needs groups like them to voice the stories about its residents and places, to find back the lost memories from previous generations in today’s fast-paced society. The connections in human beings would conquer all the mobility and uncertainty in lives. And Keelung For A Walk showed us the strong ties of Keelung community in the tour!
One of the best tours I’ve ever joined! Friendly and knowledgeable tour guide 🙂
Loved this walking tour, got to see and discover much more of the city than if I was just living there a must for anyone staying in the city for more than a few days.
Thank you very much for the walk tour. Exploring the community by walking creates another level of traveling. 🙂
I participated in a walking tour around the outlying islands of Keelung. The detailed explanation from the tour guide Neil gave us a deeper understanding of Zhengbin Fishing Port and Heping Island👍
The red light taboo is a very interesting experience. I have explored Railway Street by myself before, but with explanations, as a local, I have a better understanding of Keelung’s cultural history. It’s great~
Experience Keelung as a local. Benny is a fantastic guide, he took me around the most famous places in Keelung but also the hidden gems, giving a very in-depth historical background. The best tour you could ever do if you visit Keelung!
The guide is very kind and knowledgeable. A must do if you want to know more about local history and stories.
I had the chance to do a tour with Keelung for a Walk to some of the highlights of the city. Amazing how much this city has to offer and the tour was just perfect. Very instructive and gratifying.
Keelung For A Walk did a great tour for us to some great hidden gems around the city. The guide Mila was great, and was very knowledgable about the area. Don’t miss out on this one when you are in Taipei/Keelung
If you are in Taipei for a couple days, make a day trip or two to Keelung, you won’t be disappointed with KFW as your guides!
They designed this whole trip just for today! Amazing spirit! Very professional and well designed! Highly recommended trip!
When you’re in Keelung you should definitively go on a walking tour with Mila and her team from Keelung for a Walk! I especially recommend the fish market tour. We learned a lot about the city’s history and culture 🙂
This was our first visit to Keelung, the tours are a great opportunity to get to know the city ^_^. The tour guide is professional in his explanations, leading everyone to learn more about the historical city, and every pitstop came with a story. Highly recommend 👏👏 Of course I will come again~😁
A very interesting tour that showed me the local history of Taiwan. The guides were very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and taught me a lot about the cool little local details of the area. And we got to see fireflies!