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Keelung's Miaokou (lit. temple entrance) is located in the center of Keelung City. The rise of the night market has much to do with the Dianji Temple. In the early days, pilgrims to the temple would gather at the temple; sometimes outdoor performers and other entertainers would perform near the temple as well. Street vendors selling food and drink were in turn attracted to the area by the large amount of foot traffic, and all of these factors contributed to the rise and prosperity of Miaokou. The number of vendors increased and the night market gradually stretched from its center at Ren 3rd Road into Ai 3rd Road and Ai 4th Road. This is the famous "Miaokou Night Market", the prime tourist attraction of Keelung.
The characteristic of Miaokou's snacks is that vendors present all of their dishes clearly in front of customers. Every individual dish served in the night market has its own flavor and history. Miaokou's exhibition hall of delicious food and snacks is open year-round, displaying a wide variety of dishes made from rice, flour and beans, as well as seafood, meats, desserts and frozen treats. Many food experts praise Miaokou as having "the largest variety of dishes in the whole of Taiwan". Some famous dishes include tempura, dingbiancuo (potside scrapings), sandwiches, chicken rolls, butter crab, thick bean-sprout soup, fresh seafood, pork knuckle, braised eel soup, bubble ice, etc.
The National Museum of Marine Science & Technology (NMMST) is located in the Badouzi area on the east side of Keelung City. The museum has a themed exhibition area and research and landscape facilities. Facilities in the Themed Exhibition Area include: Marine Science and Technology Gallery, Marine Ecology Gallery (aquarium), Marine Theater, etc., displaying information about the ocean from multiple angles. Visitors can learn about marine biology, ecology and culture through inventive, interactive exhibits. The theme of Regional Exploration Hall is "the ocean gave birth to this piece of land" and presents the unique features of the region's marine tourism resources through film, wax models, tools, etc. The exhibitions describe Badouzi's past and present through the areas of local landscapes, culture and industry. IMAX 3D Marine Theater displays films including topics on marine biology, environmental protection, natural ecology and other educational themes. The museum utilizes advanced 3D technology, high-end audio equipment and Taiwan's largest 3D screen to provide visitors with an immersive experience and a strong marine atmosphere. Marine Ecology Exhibition Hall will be presenting the richness and diversity of the ocean'secosystems via aquariums at the end of 2016.
Facilities around NMMST include Badouzi Coastal Park, Chaojing Park, and Bisha Recreational Port. Visitors can view the famous Badouzi sunset, gaze at Keelung Mountain and Jiufen. Wangyou Valley, 65 Highland and 101 Highland all have platforms from which to look upon Badouzi's landscapes from different angles.
The Indigenous Cultural Hall is located at the Heping Bridge at Bachimen in the Zhongzheng District. It was opened officially in April 2005 with a collection of more than 200 indigenous artifacts from various tribes, including clothing, hunting equipment, bamboo ware, wood carvings, beadwork, musical instruments, pottery and other kinds of traditional household items or works of art. Behind the hall is the Indigenous Cultural Plaza, which borders an indigenous residential complex. The plaza is an open, themed plaza and park and covers an area of about two hectares. Because 60% of the plaza consists of steep hills, two smaller upland plazas were created; the two plazas are linked via a suspension bridge which symbolizes "communication." The observation decks on both plazas offer great views of Keelung Harbor and Keelung Islet. The larger plaza to the east has a pedestrian boardwalk, stone slate houses, woodcarving artifacts gallery, outdoor arena and nine, 2.2 meter-high wooden carved columns. The columns symbolize the original nine tribal groups that Taiwan's indigenous peoples were divided into (currently 16 tribes are recognized).
Chung Cheng Park, built close to the harbor and alongside the mountains, is the most well-known scenic spot in Keelung. Tourists can drive through Shoushan Road all the way up to the parking lot of the Giant Buddha Temple (大佛禪寺), or ascend through the stairs at the decorated archway opposite to the fire commission at Xin 2nd Road (信二路) accompanied by the shade on both sides. The first floor is the fort relics and sports facilities; the second floor is the main altar for Ghost Festival sacrificial ritual (中元祭普度祭典); the third floor is a huge statue of Avalokitesvara, the most famous landscape in the city of Keelung where people can overlook the wide and vast scenery of mountains and seas.
Wholesale Seafood Market’s Bisha Recreational Port houses many recreational facilities, including a large grassy square within which visitors can fly kites or enjoy a picnic. The port is North Taiwan's biggest yacht and recreational fishing port. Usually, a dozen yachts, sailing boats and recreational fishing boats are docked here. This important base for marine leisure activities makes it possible for visitors to go out to sea to enjoy the scenery, fish or visit surrounding scenic spots such as Keelung Islet. The fishery outlet center is a famous tourist fish market.
The market brings together dozens of fresh seafood restaurants, providing a variety of fish including offshore, inshore, coastal, and aquaculture species. To meet the needs of tourists, visitors can order dishes in the neighboring food street or give the raw seafood they purchased in the market to the restaurants to prepare into delicious dishes. A very striking fisheries research vessel stands at the entrance of the port. It is the retired Hai-Kung research vessel from the Fisheries Research Institute. The vessel was the first oceanic research vessel from Taiwan to engage in polar expeditions.
Shen’ao Fishing Port is located at the north of Shen’ao Village, a quiet and simple place. The port was built near the valley in between mountains on the left side of Shen’ao Bay. The promontory resembles the profile of an indigenous chief so villagers named the location, Fanziao. Another story goes that Ketagalan tribes people lived and fished here in earlier times, and gave the place its name.
The port won first place in the 2012 "Fishing Legends: 10 Fishing Ports with Classic Charm" voting event of the Fisheries Agency, Council of Agriculture. It is Ruifang's largest fishing port and the port with the largest catches of pencil squid in North Taiwan, as well as having the greatest number of sea fishing boats. The peak fishing season is in summer from July to September; the main catches are mackerel, skipjack tuna, pencil squid and largehead hairtail. The main catches in summer are largehead hairtail, horse mackerel, mackerel, pencil squid, etc. The main catches in winter are red seabream and yellow tail.
In addition, the port is surrounded by reefs and is a good location for rock fishing; coupled with the vast hinterland, it makes both rock fishing and boat fishing very convenient. Whenever summer comes, fishing boats go out to sea one after another. They leave filled with hope and often return with big catches. Also, Shen’ao Port's marine erosion terrain includes the most famous Elephant Rock resembling an elephant with its trunk stretching into the sea, located within the Shen’ao Headlands.
Can't find a place to see the most beautiful sunrise? It is just available in Taiwan! The Sinovision Net has listed all the best places in the world to view the sunrise, and the view with the “tofu rock” in Heping Island is included.Heping Island was originally named Sheliao Island and is located northeast of Keelung. It is the gateway to Keelung Harbor, as well as being the first place Europeans set foot on north Taiwan. The island is also where the first Han immigrants began cultivating land in Keelung. In earlier times, this island was originally populated by the Ketagalan people. Later, it became listed as a military restricted zone. Currently the coastal area has been opened to the public and established as Heping Island Park. The strangely-shaped rocks and boulders along the coast were formed by long-term marine and wind erosion. The special terrain includes sea cliffs, wave-cut platforms, sea grooves, tafoni, lion rocks, bear rocks, etc. These rock formations are the recreational focus of the park. The most famous formations are the "tofu rock" and "people heaps" (mushroom rocks).
In addition, the park is also home to a fairly well-known historical site, Fanzi Cave. The cave is one of the few remaining relics of Taiwan's Dutch Formosa period. The cave is 20 meters high and it is said the Dutch carved text inside the cave when they left the island in 1668. But because the cave is sandstone and because its location next to the ocean means that it was battered by strong northeasterly winds over the centuries; the text within the cave has become weathered and unreadable and can only be deciphered through close observation.
Yizheng Park (役政公園), located close to the Chung Cheng Park, turns out the first park for decommissioned weapons and equipment from the army, navy, air forces in Taiwan. Apart from seeing the old war-tested cannons, you can also witness many modern weapons. Tourists can touch the weapons and equipment that cannot be seen in daily life.
The one with the most historical value is the “Armstrong Rifled Breech-Loaders” (阿姆斯托朗後膛鋼砲) left from the hands of Liu Ming-Chuan (劉銘傳), a Grand Coordinator of Qing Dynasty. This is one of the few huge cannons handed down from the Qing Dynasty as well as the only real cannon in the areas of Keelung, so it is very precious.