Keelung Tower: The Gateway of Keelung

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First-time visitors of Keelung are usually aware of 2 things: 1) the city has a big port, and 2) there are many hills that surround said port. Beyond this, however, the city still remains a mystery, and knowing where to start isn’t exactly obvious. Fortunately for me, Keelung Tower was my first destination.   Standing as a beacon in the … 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

The Amazing Hospitality of Taiwanese People

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The hospitality of Taiwanese People “Taiwanese people are the most generous and kind people we’ve ever met.” I’ve heard this statement from several people who have visited Taiwan previously. Many also said that the people of Taiwan are some of the most amazing people they’d ever met. I was very fortunate to experience two overwhelming experiences of this myself, both … 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

Baimiweng Fort: The Land of Giants

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The History Of Baimiweng The Baimiweng Fort, or alternatively, Holland Castle, is a former fort located in the Zhongshan District of Keelung. Keelung was once an important battlefield in northern Taiwan. The city has survived through war-torn history, from welcoming new rulers of Taiwan to defeating foreign invaders. While many buildings and castles have been struck down from hundreds of … 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