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

Hiking in Keelung: 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 explore the beautiful Mountain Hongdan, which is at walking distance from the center … 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

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

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

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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

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