We suggest that you spend one day and night in order to discover the true beauty of Keelung.
Keelung Temple Street Night Market
You can stroll around the Keelung Temple Street Night Market near the port at night. It is one of the most famous night markets in Taiwan.
It's dubbed as Temple Street due to its similarity to Hsinchu City God Temple. The food stands have always been doing business by the temple.
The oldest food stands in Keelung Temple Street Night Market are situated by Dainji Temple.
There are only a few stands by the Temple Street, the rest have all been relocated to Rensan Road.
Among the food stands by the Temple Street, Ding Bian Chuo is the most popular.
The stands on Rensan Road are all by the pedestrian arcades and tidily arranged. Even the shop signs are numbered.
There have been ever-increasing crowds in Keelung Night Market; the food-stand spots are not limited to Rensan Road.
The night market in Aye 4th Road has grown to be larger than the one in Rensan Road. It becomes a L-shaped night market when merging both night markets.
You should slow down your pace strolling around Rensan Road as it's too easy to inadvertently miss some delicious and well-known food stands.
It's perhaps the best to go by the shop number to avoid mix-ups.
The stands on Rensan Road are very representative of typical Taiwanese Cuisine.
For instance, there are Rice Vermicelli Soup, Tempura and Shrimp Chowder from Xiao Chen Shop.
The Shrimp Chowder has very clear soup. The color is between that of the chowder from Chai-yi and from Tainan.
Braised Pig's Feet goes well with Braised Pork Rice. It's very tasty.
It's too bad that the stand just happened to be closed when we came.
Additionally, there are Japanese dishes, such as Nigiri Sushi and Sashimi with Rice, which are very common in Taiwan.
Curry Rice in Keelung is a very distinctive dish as it's quite different from Indian Curry.
Braised Congo Eel is also delicious.
This Salty Porridge stand was specifically recommended by famous Taiwanese writer Yu-fu; Salty Porridge goes well with Deep-fried Chicken Rolls and Sailfish Floss.
Yu-fu's father took him here to dine when he was little. It's a delicious dish from heaven in his memory.
There are dishes from several stands that came out the earliest in Taiwan. Due to their popularity, other night markets are emulating them.
Such examples are Eat Tempura in One Bite, Eat Sausage in One Bite, Bubble Ice and Nutritious Sandwich.
Making a turn onto Aye 4th Road, you'll see the majority of the stands that became established at later times excluding Ji-jia Pig's Feet and a few others.
This section is very bustling with employees from numerous seafood shops bringing in business at their respective shopfront.
The crowds here are actually larger than the ones on Rensan Road. Take the crowds attracted by Charbroiled Sandwich as an example.
Coming to the Temple Street Night Market, we got to see the delicious dishes from heaven in Keelung.
You get to view the very romantic Keelung night scenes from tall buildings surrounding the harbor. There are large cruise liners periodically moored here.
In addition to National Taiwan Ocean University, there is a place called "Wang-yo Valley" if you like to check out the beautiful Keelung during the day.
Wang-yo Valley is also dubbed as "Worry-Free Valley." It's the highlands located next to Bah-dou-zhi Fishing Port.
From behind the National Museum of Marine Science and Technology, you can search for an alley next to the museum. Follow the signs to get to the entrance.
After driving up the hill road, continue going right to get to the highland when you arrive at a fork in the road near Bah-dou-zhi Coastal Park.
There is a parking lot on the highland. Once you park your car, you can get a panoramic view of Bah-dou-zhi Fishing Port and Keelung.
Walking down the trail, you can see the gorgeous Keelung Islet by Keelung.
National Museum of Marine Science and Technology
If you have time, you can check out the National Museum of Marine Science and Technology.
This museum was planned for construction around the same time as the National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium in Pingtung.
The defunct North Thermal Power Plant operated by Tai-power was entirely reconstructed to give children a unique marine education.