Getting Off The Beaten Path in Keelung

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Busy, noisy, rainy, and smelly – this is what you’ll hear about Keelung from locals and tourists alike, and all of this is true. Due to its past and present as a major port in Taiwan, Keelung isn’t a city shaped for the kind of easy, fancy tourism you read about in guidebooks. The famous touristic spot in Keelung: Miaokou … Read More

The Keelung Night Parade

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The Keelung Night Parade is one of the biggest events in Northern Taiwan’s ‘Rainy port’ following the Ghost Month Festival. With colourful costumes and a lot of noise, participants pass through the Night Market and various temples. Mila, founder of Keelung for a Walk (KFW), explains why the parade is so important for the inhabitants of Keelung. KFW: The Keelung … Read More

How to visit Keelung’s Night Market plastic free

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The popular night market in Keelung is a must visit when you are in the area. But did you ever wonder how much waste you are producing in a single street food tour? With a few tricks you can avoid disposable plates, cutlery and bags. This is a guide to a plastic free and more sustainable night market visit. Why … 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

Keelung Night Market: Cheap Eats

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Keelung Night Market If you’re planning to visit Taiwan, do yourself a favor and head across to Keelung to try one of the famous night markets across Taiwan. An hour bus rides or a 45-50 Minute Local Train from Taipei and bam! You’re in the downtown area close to Keelung Night Market. This spans across three blocks, that includes clothing … Read More

Keelung Port: Out for a stroll

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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 colors, and the lights on the water. It changes every few seconds, like a sort of disco for … 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