Zhengbin Fishing Harbor

Visit The Colorful Zhengbin Fishing Harbor : Things to do in Keelung #3

When I think of iconic Keelung places, the one that immediately springs to mind is the Zhengbin Fishing Harbor. In fact, if you search “Keelung” in instagram, this is one of the spots you’ll see most of. Built during Japanese colonial rule in 1934, it was once Taiwan’s biggest fishing port. It has, since, become a much more sleepy part of town. *COVID-19* note: please be aware that during Taiwan’s Level 3 alert, business hours listed in this post may...

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A Keelung Day Trip:The Secret Spot Itinerary

The most common Keelung day trip is likely, in my estimation, some combination of Zhongzheng Park, Miaokou Night Market and Maritime Plaza, adjacent to the cruise ship dock. Maritime Plaza is a great place to see the harbor, while Zhongzheng Park offers views from above along with some local culture, and Miaokou is a classic Keelung haunt, not to mention its island-wide fame. I love all three of these places, and this is a fine itinerary, but Keelung has so...

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Hike at Lovers Lake Park: Things to Do In Keelung #2

One of the best things about Keelung is its abundance of beautiful trails. If you’re in the mood for a walk or a hike, venture out to Lovers Lake Park (情人湖公園). It’s popularity as a wedding venue attests to its allure. At the park’s entrance stands the Ancient Engine, an old train, overlooking a view that is surprisingly gorgeous for only having reached the entryway. Between the entrance and the lake, walk through a beautiful park with ample outdoor shaded...

Heping Island

Swim at Heping Island Park: Things to Do In Keelung #1

Heping Island Park (和平島公園: “Peace Island”) is my favorite place to go in Keelung. It is a small yet beautiful geopark situated north-east of the Keelung Harbor. It boasts magnificent views of the coastline, areas to bask in water and sand, and charming cafés. This is where to go to get away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Keelung (or Taipei, for that matter!). Here you can relax, slow down and enjoy Taiwan’s natural beauty. Background The island displays...