|Taiwan Keelung (Jilong) | Port City & Maritime Plaza|
|Tuesday, 10 August 2010 00:00|
Keelung today is a booming city, it is the home to many high rise and modern buildings as well as several historical sites. The past of Keelung was not a glimpse of smooth journey but took several twists and turns with invaders and pirates. Earliest inhabitants of Keelung were Ketagalan people, a tribe of Taiwan aborigine. After that, it was ruled by Spanish, Dutch, Ming Dynasty, French and Japanese over a few centuries which explains the existence of numerous foreign remains, gun emplacements and forts near Keelung.
As a popular destination among day trippers from Taipei, Keelung can be reached by public bus or train in less than an hour during non peak hours. Both the bus and train terminals of Keelung are situated right next to its port in the bustling Keelung Downtown.
One of the recent city scape that attract visitors' attention is Keeling Maritime Plaza. A spacious wooden platform that occupies a sizable bay area overlooking Keelung's port, Maritime Plaza is a public park that was built with elegant designs of reef and sea wave to strongly represent marine ambiance. Apart from providing a space to catch some breath, unwind, watch locals or take a peek at the wharfs, it is also a good spot to see Keelung in a glance especially from the pedestrian bridge adjacent to it.
Not too far from here, cross the main road and explore the gourmet galore at Miaokou Food Street!
Keelung City Tourist Information Center
No. 1, Gangsi Street, Keelung City, Taiwan R.O.C. - near Keelung Train & Bus stations
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 August 2010 20:45|