Keelung Islet

Keelung Islet is one of Taiwan's Outlying Islets, located approximately 4.6 km away from Keelung port. With an area of around 27,000 m2 and a peak elevation of 182 m above sea level, this beautiful volcanic island holds immense natural and scenic charm.


As a desert island, Keelung Islet is open to visitors from March to October each year, allowing them to explore its unique features. To reach the islet, one must take a ferry from Keelung port, enjoying a delightful 30-minute journey across the azure waters.


Renowned as one of Keelung's eight scenic spots, Keelung Islet boasts a graceful parabolic contour, surrounded by towering cliffs that contribute to its rugged allure. The absence of plains accentuates its dramatic landscape. Upon stepping onto the islet, visitors are greeted by wooden walkways that lead them through a mesmerizing display of indigenous Taiwanese plants, showcasing the island's natural splendor.


A visit to Keelung Islet in the spring is a truly enchanting experience. The island becomes adorned with the vibrant blossoms of the Formosa lily, transforming the entire landscape into a picturesque panorama. The sight is a feast for the eyes and a photographer's dream.


Additionally, adjacent to Keelung port, there are captivating rainbow houses that evoke the essence of the Netherlands. These charming and colorful dwellings add a whimsical touch to the already enchanting atmosphere of Keelung Islet, further immersing visitors in a delightful experience.


Keelung Islet's remote location and limited accessibility contribute to its tranquility, making it an ideal retreat from the bustling city life. The island's unspoiled beauty, panoramic views, and rich natural diversity make it a haven for nature lovers and photographers seeking inspiration.


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