Keelung at night: The 8 spots for a walk

posted in: Day Trips 5

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

Keelung Festivals

posted in: Culture 5

Throughout the year, there are many Keelung festivals to visit. Most of these festivals operate according to the Chinese Lunar calender, so dates will vary from year to year. If you are planning on visiting Keelung or Taipei during these times, make sure you do not miss these lively festivities as Keelungers love a good reason to celebrate! February/ March … Read More

A Different Lantern Festival in Yehliu

posted in: Culture 6

Nearly 200 years ago, the Queen’s Head looked at the deity Sacred King – founder of Zhangzhou – floating in the sea. When visitors think about coming to northern Taiwan, many people put Yehliu on the list for its special geological landscape formed over millions of years. In fact, Yehliu has an interesting history and mythos. In 1820, there was … Read More

Take a Train to Qidu: Railway Cultural Festival

posted in: Culture 2

Take a train to the north of Taipei, and you will find some interesting names of railway stations. They are arranged in order from Wudu, Qidu until Badu. “Du” in Mandarin means settlement; in the early days during the time of building settlements, Han Chinese immigrants resisted aboriginal Ketagalans’ attack along the bent terrain of Keelung River, so the naming … Read More