The Tragic Remains of 2 Forts: Baimiweng and Sheliao East

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What do fallen empires leave behind? The Keelung remains from previous empires that can be found around town are astonishing. In a scene of the movie “The Life of Brian”, a zealot asked an assembled group of other zealots: “What have the Romans given us?” The round answers in turn: “The aqueduct?” “And the sanitation.” Et cetera.   Finally, the zealot … 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

Keelung Port: A Relaxing Stroll Along The Dock

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I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Keelung port is undoubtedly the heart of Keelung. In summer, when it’s less hot in the evening or after dinner, you can take a walk along Maritime Plaza and enjoy the boats, the colours, and the lights on the water. It changes every few seconds, like a sort of disco for … Read More

Keelung rainy day: what should you do?

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Keelung’s nickname is “The Rainy Port,” and it’s no secret that it rains frequently in the area. However, if you find yourself in this great city, don’t get down because of the weather; there are so many things you can do on a Keelung rainy day. Before we start, grab your umbrella; Keelung weather is unpredictable after all! If you … Read More

The Window of Keelung Port: YM Oceanic Culture & Art Museum

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The window of Keelung is always facing the ocean, and over the past few centuries, the oceanic culture of the region has accumulated rich and diverse imprints and experiences. In the mid-nineteenth century (1863), Keelung Port opened, and it served an important role in the strategy and trade that attracted attention overseas. During the Japanese colonial period, Keelung Port was … Read More