Theme Week Taiwan – Keelung

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 - 12:00 pm (CET/MEZ) Berlin | Author/Destination:
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Keelung, officially known as Keelung City, is a major port city situated in the northeastern part of Taiwan. It borders New Taipei with which it forms the Taipei–Keelung metropolitan area, along with Taipei itself. Nicknamed the Rainy Port for its frequent rain and maritime role, the city is Taiwan’s second largest seaport (after Kaohsiung).

Keelung City is located in the northern part of Taiwan Island. It occupies an area of 132.76 km² (51.26 sq mi) and is separated from its neighboring county by mountains in the east, west and south. The northern part of the city faces the ocean and is a great deep water harbor since early times.

SuperStar Libra at Port of Keelung © SElefant/cc-by-sa-4.0 National Taiwan Ocean University © SSR2000/cc-by-sa-3.0 Badouzi Fishing Port © Taiwankengo/cc-by-sa-4.0 © Taiwankengo/cc-by-sa-4.0 © Taiwankengo/cc-by-sa-4.0 Keelung Oceanic Culture and Art Museum © Bigmorr Harbor Building © Bigmorr Keelung Fisheries Research Institute © Bigmorr City port area © Kamakura/cc-by-sa-3.0 City Hall © Ch.Andrew/cc-by-sa-3.0
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SuperStar Libra at Port of Keelung © SElefant/cc-by-sa-4.0
Keelung City houses several universities and colleges, such as the National Taiwan Ocean University, Ching Kuo Institute of Management and Health and Chungyu University of Film and Arts. The city is home to Bisha Fishing Port, Chung Cheng Park, Heping Island Park, Embrace Cultural and Creative Park, Keelung Cultural Center and National Museum of Marine Science and Technology. Among the historical structures are: Baimiweng Fort, Dawulun Fort, Gongzi Liao Fort, Keelung Fort Commander’s Official Residence, Pengjia Lighthouse and Ershawan Battery.

One of the most popular festivals in Taiwan is the Mid-Summer Ghost Festival. The Keelung Ghost Festival is among the oldest in Taiwan, dating back to 1851 after bitter clashes between rivaling clans, which claimed many lives before mediators stepped in. The Ghost Festival of Keelung City is a reflection of Taiwan’s rich cultural history that is very much alive today.

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