Eight things to do on Heping Island

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There is so much to see and do in and around Keelung. The city itself is home to a lively fish market, bustling night markets and a long multicultural history. One place of particular interest is the lovely Heping Island. There are so many things to do on Heping Island. With its beautiful coastline, park and fort, it is worth … 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

First Impressions

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Busy and crowded streets, cafés and bakeries everywhere … a month ago, when I first arrived in Keelung (also known as Jilong), I never expected to find this. Because of the poor images found on the internet and lackluster comments about the town from some Taiwanese friends, I had a completely different expectation from the reality. Once I got here, … Read More

Kanziding Fish Market Auctioneer: the legendary Tiaoshou!

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In 1975, the west side of the Asahikawa River began to leave its mark on local culture. Located in the most prosperous business district was a consignment store and the largest fish auction in northern Taiwan at Kanziding Fish Market. Maybe it’s hard for visitors to imagine, but during the daytime, all the fish stores are closed with garage doors, … Read More

Keelung Port: Keelung’s Deep Connection to the Harbour and Marine Life

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The first thing that struck me upon reaching Keelung was its harbour. It is there that Keelung’s heart can be found. Keelung Port is one of the largest in Taiwan. The city’s events and tourism have a strong bond with the harbour, and so does everyday life. Everything here is connected to or is somehow reminiscent of the sea: the … Read More