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.more
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.more
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’.more
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...more
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.more
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!more
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.more
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...more
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.more
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.more
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...more
I only eat pineapple cakes made by Lee-hou !!
It's an old store since 1882 ...
What to buy: Pineapple cake
Green bean cake
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 .....
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...more
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.