Heping Island: the Offshore Island Linked with Taiwan’s Northeast Coast

Taiwan’s Heping Island was once a busy trade site of Southeast Asia but now a beautiful coastal park for various outdour activities.

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A Quick Guide to Keelung’s Mid-summer Ghost Festival

Here’s the lowdown on the celebrations around the northern Taiwan city.

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The ghosts were out in Keelung

We heard it before we saw it, the fireworks, chanting and singing. Before we’d even left the highway tunnel marking where the jungle-filled mountains between Taipei city abruptly becomes the bustling harbor city of Keelung we were being greeted by cacophony.

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Keelung: Seaport City of Deep Character

Keelung (基隆; pronounced “jee-long”), Taiwan’s second-busiest seaport after Kaohsiung, combines frenetic energy, distinctive local color, and great seafood with a long and fascinating history.

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