Keelung Islet, a Small Island in North Taiwan
Keelung Islet from the ferry
Do you know if Keelung Islet, a small island that located in northern Taiwan, is about 4.9 km from Keelung Port and open for the public to visit?
Keelung Islet is known by the local community as Jīlóngyǔ (基隆嶼). According to local beliefs, this island was once a ghost island, where a woman named Shih-Yun continued to grieve her husband who died in a shipwreck. She continued to mourn until the death picked her up and became a ghost who continued to mourn.
The coral rock around the islet
Keelung Islet itself primarily used as a military training base and was closed in 2015 for island cleaning. Since August 2018 the island was re-open for the public, especially in the spring - summer.
In 2019, the crossing area from Keelung Port to Keelung Islet was re-opening for the public starting in early May. The author also had time to take part in garbage cleaning activities on the island and tour the island for several hours.
The board that explain about Keelung Islet nearby the port
Keelung Islet is beautiful, but many trashes around this island, made it was closed before
The interesting thing about this Keelung Islet is the large beautiful coral filled with wild Lilies. Keelung Islet also has a helicopter ground or an emergency landing and traces of Japanese era that are well maintained.
Keelung Islet view to the Keelung area
At the top of the hill there is a lighthouse that stood since 1980 with a height of 189 meters. Aside from this, you can also enjoy the amazing sea view. On this island there is also a small prayer area for the Land of God and Goddess Guan Im (Goddess of Mercy).
Keelung Islet lighthouse
How to get there?
You should go to this island together with the family members or friends. The cost is about $ 500 - $ 800 NTD per person and the visitation to the island arranged by the group. For more details, you should ask with friends or family in Taiwan and check "Keelung Islet Tour" (基隆嶼導覽).