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

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

“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

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

Off the beaten track in Keelung Hiking Trails

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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 off the beaten track, including Heping Island Park, Chaojing Island, and Lover’s Lake Park. Visitors can walk on worn … 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

From Landfill to Xanadu: ChaoJing Park at Badouzi

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In Keelung, the sea can be seen from almost everywhere. ChaoJing Park is no exception, offering one of the area’s best views of the sea. Take the 103 bus to the NMMST stop and walk along Beining Road. You will first arrive at ChangTanLi fishing port, which is surrounded by the Changtan community. This is a typical small fishing village, and old … 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

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