Keelung Tourism New Highlights-Walking Tour Service has officially started
Straw hats with summer vibes, marine style scarfs and eye-catching red T-shirts; the Keelung City Government's new "Walking Tour Service" has been launched during the Dragon Boat Festival long weekend! In the hope of having domestic and foreign tourists to sense welcoming travel services, so the Keelung City Government sends walking tour guides to provide tourists with the most convenient travel consulting services at the soonest around Maritime Plaza and Miaokou Business District.
Tseng Tzu-wen, the director of Tourism and Urban Marketing Department, stated that the city government currently operates visitor information centers at No. 5 Gangxi Street and E-Square to serve a large number of tourists throughout the year. Its new "Walking Tour Service" will extend the fixed visitor information centers outdoors where most tourists are gathered, and the walking tour guides will provide map brochures, transportation information, recommended itineraries, travel consultations, and help taking photos. Moreover, an online interpreting service including English, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese and Indonesian is offered to assist not only with travel problems in a timely manner, but also allow domestic and foreign tourists to truly feel Keelung's enthusiasm through the active and thoughtful services provided by the walking tour guides.
The city government has also released brochures of “City Tour-Food” and “City Tour-Time Travel,” which include Taiwanese food, scenic points, and souvenir shops nearby of South Station business district and Ginza of Taiwan—Yi 2nd Road. The warm tones with hand-drawn maps allow each tourist to search and explore Keelung, and the brochures are currently displayed at Keelung Visitor Information Center and East Visitor Information Center. Tourists can also ask the walking tour guides for the brochures or download the e-files from the Keelung Tourism Website. Let’s make the most of it.
Director Tseng mentioned that the walking tour guides’ outfits are designed specifically with marine style scarfs, eye-catching red T-shirts, and coupled with summer vibes straw hats. Also, technology is fully applied; each tour guide will be equipped with a tablet in order to provide clear and visible travel information for the tourists. So in essence, introducing Keelung’s cultural landscape to every tourist with sincere service and a warm smile, and creating an image of Keelung as a foreigner-friendly city to visit.
Walking Tour Consulting Service Routes
1. Service Route of Miaokou Business District:
East Visitor Information Center-Keelung Story House-Keelung City Government-Xin 2nd Road-Yi 2nd Road-Miaokou Business District-Ren'ai Market-Keelung Fude Temple-Ai 3rd Road-East Visitor Information Center
2. Service Route Around Maritime Plaza:
Keelung Station South-Keelung Visitor Information Center-Keelung Station North-Keelung Harbor Building-YM Oceanic Culture and Art Museum-Maritime Plaza-East Bank Ferry Boarding Area
Walking Tour Service Hours
1. From 10:00-16:00 on weekends & long weekends in 2020
2. From 8:00-17:00 on arrival of the cruise in Transit
3. From 10:00-16:00 during the municipal major events
Keelung Visitor Information Center & East Visitor Information Center Service Hours: From 9:00-17:00, daily
Contributor: Keelung City Government Tourism and Urban Marketing Department
Contact Person: Deputy Director Wang Yingzhe
Chief Tsai Huiting
Contact Number: (02)2427-4830
Source: Keelung Walking Tour Service