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

Keelung’s Lido Butterfly Garden: a peaceful refuge from the hustle and bustle of Keelung’s downtown

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  Finding a little quiet time for yourself in Keelung After a full day of visiting Keelung’s Renai day market, the E-square mall, and the many stores, cafes, and little restaurants in the downtown core, you might want to find a little place to sit down and have a little quiet time for yourself. Recommend: Keelung’s Lido Butterfly Garden Keelung’s … Read More

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

The Best Keelung Hiking Route: Mountain Hongdan

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One of your first stops when you visit Keelung will probably be its amazing night market, one of the biggest attractions in the city. But if you want to burn some calories after tasting the amazing local food you have several hiking options near Keelung. In this post we’ll explore the Keelung hiking route that passes by Mountain Hongdan, which … Read More

Keelung at Night: 8 Spots to Visit

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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

Keelunger’s Shangri-La – Secret Coast

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Keelungers have always had their own cherished stores of “secret spots.” Different from most popular tourist destinations, these places usually host relatively few people, and as such are quiet, serene, and clean. I call these spots “Shangri-La.” On the coastal junction of Keelung and Ruifang, there is such a place. Want to step into the mist of the sea? You … Read More

LOKA Café: Watch the Harbor at a 2F Chung Cheng Road Spot

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Being a Keelung “ke-á kid” when I was a child (Ke-á means “street” in Taiwanese, and Keelungers refer to it as the downtown area covering the Keelung Train Station, the Miaokou area, the  No. 31 Bridge, and the area surrounding the Tianliao River), I had no impression of Chung Cheng Road until the time when my mom and I found … 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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