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Lovers Lake Park Keelung

Things to do in Keelung: Lovers Lake Park

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

Things to do in Keelung: Heping Island

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...

Keelung's Mid-Summer Ghost Festival