Four Historical Lighthouses in Keelung

posted in: Day Trips 1

Lighthouses have long had a unique hold on the human imagination. They are neither of the sea nor of the land. They exist in a liminal zone on the border between the elements, between the known world of houses, streets and hills and the dark, unknowable depths of the ocean. On the one hand, they are expressions of man’s noblest … Read More

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

posted in: Day Trips 2

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

From Landfill to Xanadu: ChaoJing Park at Badouzi

posted in: Day Trips 3

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

posted in: Day Trips 0

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)

posted in: Day Trips 1

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

posted in: Day Trips 0

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

National Museum of Marine Science and Technology at Badouzi

posted in: Day Trips 5

In addition to the National Palace Museum, there is at least one other museum worth spending a half day or more in northern Taiwan: NMMST, National Museum of Marine Science and Technology. This wonderful sight opened in 2014. The museum is neighbors with Port Bisha and Badouzi on the west side, and further east, the region connects to the famous JiuFen and … Read More