Parent and Child Keelung Experience: Exploring Local Culture and Traditional Handicrafts!

Keelung, a small port city in northern Taiwan, is a great destination for families looking for a fun and educational trip. From its rich history to its natural beauty, there is no shortage of activities and experiences for parent and child to enjoy.

One of the must-see attractions in Keelung is the Miaokou Night Market, which is a bustling street market filled with local food vendors and shops. The market is especially popular for its seafood, and visitors can try a variety of dishes such as grilled squid, oyster omelets, and shrimp rolls. Kids will love trying new foods and experiencing the lively atmosphere of the market.

For families interested in learning about the city's history, the Keelung Maritime Museum is a great choice. The museum features exhibits on the city's maritime history, including its role as a major trading port during the Qing Dynasty. Kids will enjoy the interactive exhibits, such as a simulation of a ship's deck and a virtual reality experience that takes visitors on a tour of Keelung's harbor.

Another historical attraction is the Baimiweng Fort, which was built during the Qing Dynasty to defend against invaders. The fort is perched on a hill overlooking the city, and visitors can enjoy panoramic views of Keelung and its harbor from the top.

In addition to its attractions, Keelung also offers plenty of outdoor activities for families to enjoy. One of the most popular is the Badouzi Coastal Park, which features a scenic walking trail along the coast. Families can take a leisurely stroll or bike ride along the trail while taking in the views of the sea and nearby islands.

This is only scratching the surface of the many wonderful activities to do and sights to see in Keelung. Not to mention the food and drinks. The residents of Keelung are also incredibly kind and happy to welcome you and your family. Overall, Keelung offers a wide range of experiences for parent and child to enjoy together. Whether you're interested in history, nature, or just trying new foods, this charming city has something for everyone.

We've included some links to bookable activities below. Please take a look!

【Let's Make Dough Figurines】

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    大小手來捏麵
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    米雕與捏麵
  • 基隆親子體驗活動傳統捏麵工藝
    中元祭裡的米雕
  • 基隆景點城隍廟
    城隍廟走讀
  • 基隆景點慶安宮
    慶安宮走讀

 

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Making Traditional Dough Figurines 【Cute & Creative Lion Head Ornaments 】

Keelung Temples Walking Tour: Exploring Temples & Ritual Ceremony

Let’s walk hand in hand with children!

  • Enjoy a tour of Keelung's temples.
  • Experience the traditional handicrafts- “DIY Dough Figurine” which is easy for both parents and children to make. The dough in a lion's head shape means to approach luck and avoid evils. It’s also a good way to learn about local culture through handmade ornaments.
  • You can bring it home after the tour.

| Time | 14:30~ 16:30

【Finding Ferns in Zhongzheng Park】

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    親手採集植物
  • 基隆親子體驗蕨類拓印畫
  • 基隆景點中正公園採蕨活動
    山階上的小角落
  • 基隆景點中正公園
    中正公園的森林
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☞ DIY Wall Picture【Leaves Printing】

☞ Keelung Parks Walking Tour: Exploring Parks & Fern Ecology

  • Listen to tales about Keelung Zhongzheng Park
  • Learn about more than twenty kinds of ferns and plants in the park
  • Play Fern Games with your child: Collect ferns and make your own DIY Leaves Prints

| Time | 14:30~ 16:30

【Traditional Pop Music: Beiguan】

  • 基隆景點慶安宮
    慶安宮廟埕
  • 基隆景點廟口奠濟宮
    北管基地-奠濟宮
  • 基隆親子北館體驗活動
    北管演奏體驗
  • 親子北管體驗活動
    北管演奏體驗
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    北管基地-城隍廟

 

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 ☞ Have Fun Playing Beiguan【Rock Music in Traditional Culture】

 ☞ Stories about Beiguan in Keelung【Following Xipi and Fulu Groups】

  • A way to learn about local and traditional music!
  • Worship of two Gods related to Xipi and Fulu groups separately: Tián Du Yuán Shuài & Xī Qín Wáng Yé. 
  • Learn how to play Beiguan from professional Beiguan musicians with your child.

| Time | 14:30~ 16:30