The 3 Best Night Hikes in Keelung

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 Why go on a night hike in Keelung?  During the day Keelung, the Taiwanese port city neighboring Taipei, is a beautiful (if not usually overcast) place. However, the city truly comes alive only after the sun sets. The city is surrounded by mountains, making it an apt place for exploring to get some spectacular views of the nighttime skyscape. Without … Read More

Why are there so many churches in Keelung?

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Keelung, Taiwan: a city that attracts tourists from far and wide with its ornate temples, scattered shrines, and peaceful pockets of Buddhist and Taoist spirituality. Any Westerner who is lucky enough to find themselves in Taiwan will quickly be struck by the abundance of temples which decorate the quiet streets, bringing them to life with glowing red lanterns and the … Read More

Working Remotely in Keelung: Hidden Spots Away from City Life

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Hidden Spots in Keelung Ever found yourself caught up by work on your travels? Some of the digital nomads among us might relate to the feeling of work taking away your ability to enjoy your destination. However, work and sightseeing do not have to be mutually exclusive: rather, Keelung has many beautiful spots to get work done. Today, I’ll guide … Read More

Chiang Kai-shek’s Statues in Keelung

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Formerly Taiwan’s public places, schools, parks, and government offices featured approximately 45,000 statues of the former president of the Republic of China (ROC), Chiang Kai-shek.[1] Although the removal of Chiang’s statues and symbols of oppression began in the late 1980s and 1990s, thousands of statues still stood in public spaces well into the 21st century. Since the start of Taiwan’s … Read More

Keelung Culture: Handicrafts Part 1

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Keelung culture and the Ghost festival are closely intertwined.  There are three artisan objects that serve as symbols of the Ghost Festival: molded figurines made of rice (midiao), wooden basket lanterns (doudeng), and paper lanterns. Over time I have been lucky enough to come to know the manufacturer of organic rice dough sculptures, known as midiao. If you search for … Read More

Visit Keelung: After Spending Some Time in Keelung…

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It was my first time to visit Keelung. Keelung surprised me. I never expected the tourism in this area to be so advanced. The city is well-connected with the nearby Taipei through various shuttles that run regularly until midnight, but it is also extremely easy to get to its beautiful neighboring areas. I never imagined to find so many buses … Read More

2 of the 25 best cafés in Keelung: “Shalom Café” and “Eddie’s Café et Tiramisu”

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Cafés in Keelung Keelung, located in the northeast part of Taiwan, is a beautiful port city that is becoming more popular among tourists. Keelung has many attractions, such as the night market, Zhongzheng Park, and the Keelung Islet. However, a trip to Keelung would not be complete without experiencing its unique cafe culture. Eddie’s Cafe and Shalom Cafe are two … Read More