Chilung Travel Guide

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Chilung Things to Do

  • Ren Ai Market

    Another bustling market is the Ren Ai Market where one can find anything from fish to vegetables. The market is open during the day and also acts part of a night market. Many of the local produce and specialities can also be found here.

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  • Martyr Shrine

    The Martyrs’ Shrine was built in the memory of 330,000 men who lost their lives in the revolutionary years leading to the formation of the Republic of China and those who were martyred in the Sino-Japanese war and the Chinese Civil war. It is situated above the city of Keelung and to reach it one climbs a long staircase from the city below.

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  • Keelung Story House

    Inside the Keelung Story House display equipment is equipped with digital technology, creating an inventive and vivid visual effect. It imitates a three-dimensional digital story book that introduces Keelung's history. The vivid visual effect motivates visitor's interest to learn more about the history, environment and resources.

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  • Yehliu Geo Park

    This is an amazing landscape of bizarre rock formations scattered across a thin sliver of land jutting into the ocean. This lunar-like site boasts a large cluster of candle, ginger and mushroom-shaped rocks, all of which gain their names from their odd-looking appearance. The most recognisable and famous landmark is known as the ‘Queen’s Head’.

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  • Hall of Zhong Yuan Ceremony

    The Hall of Zhong Yuan Ceremony is part of the Jhongjheng Park, an impressive traditional cerimonial Chinese Temple which is used for ceremonial events with stunning views across Keelung. At the time when I visited the temple was undergoing renovation.

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  • YM Oceanic Culture & Art Museum

    The YM Oceanic Culture & Art Museum originally housed the Japanese Mail Boat Service during the time of the Japanese Occupation. The building was later taken over by the Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation and transformed into a museum. The museum has been acknowledged by the world's most authorative maritime museum - the British Maritime Museum...

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  • Foguangshan Jile Temple

    This temple is Keelung's largest Buddhist temple, featuring a specious hall to practice Zen meditation, a hall for lectures, a large library with books on Buddhism and other religions, an educational centre and a vegetarian restaurant. With its modern facilities it is an important centre for those who follow Buddhism.

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  • Chenghuang Temple

    Another smaller temple can be found just adjacent to the port of Keelung. The Chenghuang Temple, which enshrines the Divine Ancestor of the people of Changchou in the Fujien Province, the area from which a major portion of Taiwan's early settlers came.

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  • Miaokou Night Market

    Bustling, colourful and busy - and a must see if you are in Keelung. This is Keelung's most famous commercial are around the Miaokou Night Market where one can taste famous local snacks such as oyster omelet, Taiwanese style tempura, thick bean sprout soup, eel congee, butter crabs and plenty more!

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  • Dianji Temple

    The Dianji Temple is dedicated to Kaijhang Shengwang a partron deity of the people from Zhangzhou in the Fujian Province. The temple was built in the Qing Dynasty and features a number of old statues and intricate carvings. It is an important centre of worship for the faithful in the city.

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  • View from Jhongjheng Park

    As the Jhongjheng Park is right above Keelung one can enjoy splendind views over the entire port area and the town situated below. Make the way up as it offers splendid photo opportunities!

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  • Jhongjheng Park

    Jhongjheng Park is situated ontop the hill directly above the harbour. It is the most famous scenery in Keelung. The giant statue of Goddess of Mercy at the top of mountain has become the landmark for those arriving with ships, while the always-smiling Maitreya Buddha welcomes each visitor and tourist. With convenient transportation and various...

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Chilung Restaurants

  • Seafood at Keelung

    Our firends invited us to this restaurant for getting together. We are impressive for the fresh and delicious seafood there.

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  • Storyin Green Onion Pancake

    周家豆漿 = Chou's Soybean Milk. They are very famous because of their Baked Green Onion Pancake. (烤過的蔥油餅)Yummy.15 TWD each. Iced Soybean Milk and Green Onion Pancake ❤

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  • Storyin Fried Noodles With Curry and...

    Ah-Hua Fried Noodles ... Famous and Local people love it too.Yummy. Fried Noodles With Curry and Pork (肉絲咖哩炒麵 - 油 麵) ... about $2 USD a dish.

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  • Storyin Salt Shortbread with sesame &...

    They are famous for their 酥餅 Chinese Shortbread.Yummy. Iced Soybean Milk and Chinese Salt Shortbread with sesame and green onion ❤

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  • Caf'e with the great view

    Beard Caf'e is besides to the parking lot near the Dawulun Fortification. Located at the a big platform with great view of Greater Keelung area, it would be a great pleasure to take a cup of coffee here.

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  • Caf'e with view of Keelung Harbor

    Locating at 18th floor of the building besides the Keelung Harbor, the restaurant provide a great view of the Keelung Harbor as well as the view of Keelung downtown. The food is also acceptable at the reasonable price.

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  • Miaokou Night Market

    Keelung's Miaokou Night Market is for it's vast selection of food and meanders through lanes and alleys in the downtown area surrounding the Dianji Temple. The night market is easily accessible on foot for most travelers arriving from other cities.

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  • Bi Sa Fishing Harbour

    Like many fishing harbours attracting to Tourists in Taiwan, you can taste the seafood dishes or buy the fresh fishes in Bi Sa Fishing Habour, Keelung. Besides enjoying the food, you can also take the ferry here to two islets nearby (Keelung Island and Ho-Ping Island). Many people also play the kytes here because of the strong wind from the ocean.

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  • Free of charge if you are coming...

    We saw this in the seafood restaurant. It says "Free of charge if you are coming tomorrow." Anyway, you have to pay today.

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Chilung Transportation

  • Train to Taipei

    For those wishing to explore nearby Taipei can take the tain from Keelung to the Taiwanese capital. Trains are frequent and inexpensive and take about thirty minutes. The train station is situated directly next to the Port of Keelung. Train schedules can be found on the web link below.

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  • Jioufen

    There is a regular bus service from Taipei (nearby Sogo at Zhongxiao/Fuxing) to Jioufen. This is the quickest way from Taipei and takes about an hour, much of it driving on the freeway and a stop in Ruefang.From Keelung train station there is a bus to Jioufen/Jinguashih, twice an hour. Takes about 45 minutes, with a lot of stops. Along the winding...

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  • Train to Keelung

    Take the commuter train to Keeling. Frequency is 15 to 20 minutes. Take note that you should take trains with Keelung as their final destination.If not, you may find yourself in Taitung - a six hour journey from Keelung!!!

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Chilung Shopping

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    by storyin Updated Dec 26, 2003

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    I only eat pineapple cakes made by Lee-hou !!

    It's an old store since 1882 ...

    What to buy: Pineapple cake
    Green bean cake

    yummy~
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Chilung Local Customs

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    by storyin Updated Sep 24, 2004

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    my favorite festival experience since childhood is
    Mid -Summer Ghost Festival
    that we invite "Hungry Ghost(a.k.a. good brother)" to eat dinner

    whole Keelung city is full of lights at night...
    especially Chung-cheng Park .....

    Uncle carry me and my sister to join the Festival
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    • Festivals

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Chilung Off The Beaten Path

  • We're landed in the Moon_Yehliu Geopark

    Finally the weather is good for us on that day… it’s the last part of our prisoner’s escapade lol! For just 40NT you will be amazed by geological/ sea erosion landscapes, that rocks sculpted in different formations such as; mushrooms, ginger, Queen’s head, dragon’s head, elephant, fairy’s shoe, earth, peanut, pearl, and the marine birds. At first...

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  • Waimushan Beach

    It is quite surprise to find such a nice sand beach at Waimushan. Although the beach is not big, it looks clean and safe.

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  • Lover's Lake

    There are BBQ facilities around the Lover's Lake. Besides BBQ, you can also walk along the trails around the lake. The trails also led to the Dawulun and Waimushan seashore.

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Chilung Favorites

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    by dixonchan Written Jul 27, 2006

    Fondest memory: Keelung is best visited on a day trip out of Taipei.

    It can be easily covered in 1/2 to 3/4 of a day, depending on how many attractions you wanna go.

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