Keelung: New Sites in a Historic Harbor Town

Some suggested outings for those who enjoy museums, hiking, and ocean views.

The News Lens
Date: 2016/09/04
By: Scott Weaver

The port city of Keelung bustles with the currents of international commerce, but is also home to

Photo Credit: Bing-Fang Lee CC BY-SA 2.0

Photo Credit: Bing-Fang Lee CC BY-SA 2.0

picturesque shores, scenic hills, museums, a fascinating history, and a colorful night market. And new attractions have been added in recent years,
contributing toward a more tourist-oriented and greener environment. In particular, the National Museum of Marine Science & Technology (NMMST) and the associated ecological park in the eastern Badouzi District offer a new and different set of attractions, as does the new Yang Ming Marine Museum closer to downtown.

Getting there

Driving is the easiest way to get to Keelung, but mass transit services are also available. Local trains depart from Taipei Main Station to Keelung via the Hsinchu-Keelung Line every 30 minutes or so, and the trip takes about 47 minutes. Express train service via the Chaozhou-Keelung Line exists but is infrequent.

Buses to Keelung are also widely available. From the Greater Taipei area, departure points include Taipei Main Station, as well as the major suburbs.    [FULL  STORY]

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