“Must visit” Baimiweng Fort plus 2 places

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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 during the … 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

Things to do in Keelung: Hiking trails off the beaten track

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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, including Heping Island Park, Chaojing Island, and Lover’s Lake Park. Visitors can walk on worn dirt paths and … 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

See the Green Valley Beside the Sea at Badouzi Park

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Sometimes when you don’t want any distractions, it is best to find a quiet place in a corner somewhere to just relax or release your stress. From the moment you enter Wangyou Valley, at Badouzi park, you will see its V-shaped green valley breaking into the blue coastline. In addition, you can see Keelung Islet and fishing boats heading back … Read More

Secret Coast: Daping (Sea-Eroded Terrain of Badouzi)

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Yehliu has the “Queen’s Head” rock; in Badouzi, there is a secret mushroom hidden in plain sight. This is an intertidal zone you should definitely explore. In spring, the tide brings green and lush seaweed up on the rocky stones. The local visitors splash in the waves, and the Taiwanese Sea Ladies squeezes through the caves underwater to get fresh … Read More

Baimiwong Fort: Land of Giants

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Keelung was once an important battlefield in northern Taiwan. This port city welcomed the new ruler of Taiwan and defeated the invaders. Due to different wars and rulers in the past hundred years, most buildings wouldn’t have been able to survive without renovation. However, atop the hills surrounding the Keelung port area, you can find ruins of a key structure in … Read More

Baimiwong Fort: Watching the World Change

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20 minutes from Keelung City Bus Station, I get off the mini 301 bus next to a bunch of shipping containers and head up a narrow road. I’ve headed out for the day to explore the remains of Baimiwong Fort. The Google Maps directions are a little sketchy, and there’s not really any walking route up the steep hill. I … Read More