Jiufen: A day trip from Keelung

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Jiufen is one of the most touristic spots in Taiwan and a must visit place for many travellers. It is barely 15 km away from Keelung and you can easily get there by bus in around 50 minutes (Bus number 788 stops right in front of Jiufen’s Old Street). Another great option is to rent a car or motorbike for … Read More

Keelung at night: The 8 spots for a walk

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A harbor city makes for great entertainment when it’s dark. Here are our recommendations when you visit Keelung at night.   Maritime Plaza Keelung’s heart and soul. Watch the eagles soar, the boats drift in, and the bright neon lights at night. A great spot to relax, eat and watch the world go by before visiting many of the city’s … Read More

Intrepid Travels: 6 Must Visit Spots for a Daytime Walk in Keelung

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It’s not always sunny in Keelung but if you catch a nice day: Here are the 6 must-visit spots to visit during a daytime walk.   YM Oceanic Culture & Art Museum This museum is much less scientific than the National Museum of Marine Science and Technology. Exhibits (in Mandarin and usually English) include a section dedicated to fishing villages … Read More

Eddie’s cafe Et Tiramisu

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Three or four years ago, the first time visited Eddie’s coffee, in the halfway, my classmate asked me suspiciously: “Is here the right area to have the coffee shop?! ” Walk into the café, took a bite on the mentioned Grilled black coffee and tiramisu, my classmate laughed and said: “Fortunately, we didn’t not skip it in the halfway, it’s … Read More

Keelung Culture: City’s red light district

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Just a few blocks down from Miaokou Night Market, you can find the red light district of Keelung. Here the lights are dim, storefronts are partially shuttered and people passing through walk hurriedly with umbrellas hiding their eyes. Rocky ledges of storefronts create a barrier to distance its owners from the street hustlers and scantily clad women; motorcycles zoom pass … 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

Herb Alley

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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