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4.Keelung Harbor, Yeliou & Northern Coast Tour:(Morning)
Departure Time: 08:00-09:00 AM
Departure Point: Hotel Lobby
Duration: 4 Hours
Tour Fare
(per person):
NT$ 1,200(Adult)
NT$ 1,000(Child)
【Adult—above 12 & Child—between 2 and 12】
  Tour Stops:
(1) Keelung City
(2) Chung Cheng Park
(3) Buddha Statue
(4) Yeliou Scenery
(5) Queen's Head Rock
(6) Exquisite Shopping Center
Bus transportation, English-speaking tour guide, tickets and travel insurance.
Lunch & dinner, tips and any personal expense.
(Suggestions for Tip: Half Day NT$100, Full Day NT$200 per person)
Description :
/ezfiles/0/1000/img/1/arr_02.gifKeelung City

Keelung belongs to northern Taiwan, with mountains surrounding on three sides, while Dunghai in its north front. Serving as a natural harbor with immense water, Keelung has its bay cut into downtown deeply. Within the city are much more slopes than planes, and moreover, the protective Keelung Islet and Hoping Islet screen on both sides of the water. These factors mentioned above have contributed to this natural and strategically difficult point, which combines roles of commercial, military, and fishing harbor, yet most importantly, keeps guard at the gates of the whole Taipei area. Famous foods in Keelung include the night market in front of the temple gate, Lienjen Cake Store, Lihu Cake Store, and Taiyanggu (Sun Valley) Honey Store.

/ezfiles/0/1000/img/1/arr_02.gifKeelung Harbor

Keelung Harbor is located at the northern tip of Taiwan Island, between Cape Fukui and Cape Bitou. The harbor is embraced by mountains to its east, west, and south with a narrow waterway approximately 2,000 meters in length and 400 meters in width that extend from the inner harbor in the southwest to the harbor mouth in the northwest. Featuring both military and commercial applications, Keelung Harbor serves as an excellent harbor in Northern Taiwan. Situated facing the Pacific Ocean, the sea is as familiar to the city of Keelung as its own breath. To arrive at Keelung is to be baptized by the ocean. Make a trip to the harbor city, and you will find its many-faceted beauty. Walking out of Keelung Train Station, what meets your eyes is the scenic view of Keelung Harbor. Here, the residents live every day of their life with the azure sea. You can stop here to view the sea harbor, and the luxury passenger and postal liners coming in and out, making it one of the best spots for enjoying intimate conversations and night views. In the future, Keelung Harbor will go beyond a port where commercial vessels come and go and great volumes of goods are swallowed and spit out. Through integrated development of the surrounding architecture, portside parks, as well as aquatic business and ocean tourism, a new harbor landscape will be remade to be closer to the general public.

/ezfiles/0/1000/img/1/arr_02.gifChung Cheng Park

Chung Cheng Park is situated on the side of Ta Sha Wan Shan, which is at the east of Keelung City. There is a white statue of Goddess of Mercy in the park. This 25-meter high statue has become one of the characteristics of Keelung. The park overlooks Keelung City and the harbor. Chung Cheng Park was called Kang Park in the past. There are three levels in the park. On the first level is a historic canon fort. On the second level is a Buddhist library, Chung Lieh Temple and Chu Pu Tan Temple. The temple attracts many worshipers on July 15. On the third level is Kuan Hai Pavilion. Sitting in the pavilion, visitors can see the entire Keelung and the ocean.

/ezfiles/0/1000/img/1/arr_02.gifBuddha Statue

The statue of Goddess of Mercy is the landmark of Chung Cheng Park. It is the biggest Goddess statue in Southeast Asia. Inside the statue is a stairway leading to the top. Chu Pu Tan is where worshipers gather on Chung Yuan Festival. The first immigrants to Taiwan used to fight with each other for land. In order to stop the disputes, they set up a temple for yearly worship. The temple was in Kao Sha Park during the Japanese occupation and moved to Chung Cheng Park.

/ezfiles/0/1000/img/1/arr_02.gifYeliou Scenery

Yeliou is a cape of about 1,700 meters long formed by Datun Mountain reaching into the sea. When overlooked from above, the place is like a giant turtle submerging into the sea. Thus, it is also called "Yeliou Turtle". Because the rock layer of seashore contains sandstone of limestone texture and it is subject to sea erosion, weathering and earth movements, there is particular scenery consisting of sea trenches/holes, candle shaped rocks, and pot shaped rocks. The place is divided into three sections. The first section has rocks like Queen's Head, Fairy's Shoe and Candle. The second section has rocks like Bean Curd, Dragon Head. The third section has sea-eroded caves, seal shaped rock, etc. The place is suitable for geological study and field research. In addition, there is a statue of Lin Tien Jane in commemoration of the person's bravery of scarifying own live for saving others. The monument describes in details the touching story. There is a marine world in Yeliou. The marine world is the first marine center in the country for exhibition of ocean evolution. It has the best sightseeing tunnel under sea, showing about 200 rare fish species and marine lives. The area of marine live specimen demonstrates many specimens of precious marine mammals and fish. It is very educational. There are excellent shows of whales, dolphins and seals, such as diving, ballet on water and other talent shows. There is a stadium with 3,500 seats. On holidays, the place attracts many visitors for the show. When you visit Yeliou, don't forget to visit sea world and feel the marine wanders.

/ezfiles/0/1000/img/1/arr_02.gifQueen’s Head Rock

Queen's Head is a particularly well-known example of the countless fascinating rock formations sculpted by wind and waves along the coastal area of Yeliou.



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