Hello Keelung walkers, let’s go for a swim at the Heping Island Park!

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  Swimming in Winter? I arrived in Keelung at the start of winter in Taiwan (January), and I was told that it would be too cold to swim in the ocean just outside of my window (more or less). I, of course, felt an inconsolable sadness after hearing this as one of my favorite hobbies was to swim with aquatic … Read More

Keelung’s Lido Butterfly Garden: a peaceful refuge from the hustle and bustle of Keelung’s downtown

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  Finding a little quiet time for yourself in Keelung After a full day of visiting Keelung’s Renai day market, the E-square mall, and the many stores, cafes, and little restaurants in the downtown core, you might want to find a little place to sit down and have a little quiet time for yourself. Recommend: Keelung’s Lido Butterfly Garden Keelung’s … Read More

“Must visit” Baimiweng Fort plus 2 places

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Baimiweng Fort Baimiweng Fort is located at the western entrance to the port of Keelung. It is the smallest of the four forts of Keelung, but in exchange offers a wonderful view of the sea and on the harbor (from a small hill next to the fort). The fort served as an artillery battery and was used in this role … Read More

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

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6 Must Visit Spots: It’s not always sunny in Keelung but if you catch a nice day: Here are some 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 … Read More

Visit Keelung to catch the best sunsets

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When the sun isn’t completely obscured by clouds, the Keelung area offers some spectacular sunsets of all varieties. Maybe you’re a solo traveler, a family, a couple, and you’re looking for a great photo opportunity or just want to take in the quiet transition from lightness to darkness while you’re in Keelung. Well, you have plenty of excellent choices. For … Read More

Things to do in Keelung: Hiking trails off the beaten track

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Surrounded by high mountains and a beautiful ocean there are endless things to do in Keelung. One thing Keelung is perfectly situated for is hiking. A short thirty minute bus ride (NT15) can bring you to some of the more well-known trails, including Heping Island Park, Chaojing Island, and Lover’s Lake Park. Visitors can walk on worn dirt paths and … 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

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

Baimiwong Fort: Watching the World Change

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20 minutes from Keelung City Bus Station, I get off the mini 301 bus next to a bunch of shipping containers and head up a narrow road. I’ve headed out for the day to explore the remains of Baimiwong Fort. The Google Maps directions are a little sketchy, and there’s not really any walking route up the steep hill. I … Read More