The 3 Best Night Hikes in Keelung

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 Why go on a night hike in Keelung?  During the day Keelung, the Taiwanese port city neighboring Taipei, is a beautiful (if not usually overcast) place. However, the city truly comes alive only after the sun sets. The city is surrounded by mountains, making it an apt place for exploring to get some spectacular views of the nighttime skyscape. Without … Read More

Why are there so many churches in Keelung?

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Keelung, Taiwan: a city that attracts tourists from far and wide with its ornate temples, scattered shrines, and peaceful pockets of Buddhist and Taoist spirituality. Any Westerner who is lucky enough to find themselves in Taiwan will quickly be struck by the abundance of temples which decorate the quiet streets, bringing them to life with glowing red lanterns and the … Read More

5 Must-watch Films and Series inspired by Keelung

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Cinematic journey through Keelung You might be interested to find that Keelung has served as a backdrop for various films and series, offering viewers a glimpse into its unique charm and character. From acclaimed dramas to futuristic thrillers, there are notable works that draw inspiration from or prominently feature the city and its surroundings. Let’s take a cinematic journey through … Read More

Keelung Tower: The Gateway of Keelung

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First-time visitors of Keelung are usually aware of 2 things: 1) the city has a big port, and 2) there are many hills that surround said port. Beyond this, however, the city still remains a mystery, and knowing where to start isn’t exactly obvious. Fortunately for me, Keelung Tower was my first destination.   Standing as a beacon in the … Read More

Working Remotely in Keelung: Hidden Spots Away from City Life

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Hidden Spots in Keelung Ever found yourself caught up by work on your travels? Some of the digital nomads among us might relate to the feeling of work taking away your ability to enjoy your destination. However, work and sightseeing do not have to be mutually exclusive: rather, Keelung has many beautiful spots to get work done. Today, I’ll guide … Read More

Bubble Tea: Demystifying Taiwan

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If tea is the national drink of Britain, vodka is the national drink of Russia, and soju is the national drink of South Korea, then bubble tea must be the national drink of Taiwan. The origin of the bubble tea is not clear: it is sometimes said that it was invented in Taichung, some other times in Tainan. Bubble tea … Read More

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

11 fish species you can find at the Keelung Fish Market

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The most famous Keelung Fish Market: Kanziding Fish Market The Keelung Kanziding Fish Market is the main fish market in Northern Taiwan and one of the top tourist attractions on the island. It’s a unique experience to walk through the market streets brimming with people and trucks full of fish (at midnight when it opens!), appreciate the abundance of life … 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

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