Keelung, known officially as Keelung City, is a major port city located in Taiwan's northeastern part. Keelung borders New Taipei with which forms Taipei–Keelung metropolitan area, together with Taipei itself. The nickname of Keelung is the Rainy Port due to its maritime role and frequent rain. The city is the second largest seaport in Taiwan, after Kaohsiung.
Keelung City occupies an area of 132.76 km2 (51.26 ml2) and is separated from the neighboring county by mountains. The northern part of Keelung faces the ocean and is a major deep water harbor since early times. In 2016, Keelung had a population of 371,880.
The Ghost Festival of Keelung City is one of the oldest in Taiwan. It dates back to 1851 following bitter clashes between rivaling clans, claiming many lives prior to mediators stepped in. The Keelung Ghost Festival is a reflection of the rich cultural history of Taiwan, much alive today.
Coal mining in Keelung peaked in 1968. The town quickly developed and by 1984, the harbor was the world's 7th largest container harbor. Keelung City houses Taiwan's only fully oil-fired power plant, Hsieh-ho Power Plant, located in Zhongshan District. The power plant's installed capacity is 2,000 MW.
A major tourist attraction is Bisha Fishing Port. Taiwan's 2nd largest port, Port of Keelung, is located in the city. Port of Keelung serves for destinations to Xiamen, Okinawa and Matsu Islands.
Highlights: Taipei, Buddhist shrines, National Palace Museum
Keelung cruise terminal
Cruise ships in Keelung dock on a pier located in the port's industrial areas. From the pier, the city is within approx 10 min walking distance. At the pier there is an information tent providing tourists with schedule times and maps.
The port offers plenty of sightseeing and other activities, most of which are within approx 10 min walking distance from the cruise ship pier.
- Yingge Ceramic Museum
- Tzushr Temple
- Sansia Old Street
- hand-made souvenirs shopping
- Miaokou Night Market (downtown Keelung) - entertainment, dining, shopping
However, most of the shore activities and excursions are in the Taiwan's capital city Taipei. The Keelung Station (train station) is also located relatively close to the docking pier - at approx 15 min walking distance. Trains are the cheapest and quickest way. Train travel to Taipei's main station is approx 50 min.
The images below are design projects for building of a dedicated cruise ship terminal in Keelung. 1 2
The Keelung cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Keelung, Taipei, Taiwan.
If you lose the Keelung location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
Port Keelung cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Keelung, Taipei, Taiwan. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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22 January, 2017
30 January, 2017