The Keelung Marine Science Museum (國立海洋科技博物館) is a former power plant that has been converted into a museum and IMAX Theater. It also features many educational exhibits about Taiwan's sea life and marine science. It is definitely worth a stop during your next trip to Keelung.
The sandstone and sedimentary that forms the Badouzi formations were created between 10 and 20 million years ago, and was pushed out of the sea along with northern Taiwan thousands of years ago.
The rock formations formed by easily eroding sandstone, by the sea and waves.
The area around Chaojing Park was a protected military base and garbage dunmp, after which civilians were allowed to freely visit.
Kite flying is also a popular activity at the park.
The price for admission is 200 NT.
You can book tickets for a discount on Klook here or KKday here.
You can also book a chartered tour to the museum and nearby sights on KKday here.
Hotels in Keelung:
We recommend Just Live Inn-Keelung and Yung Feng Hotel, which are two great quality hotels for a reasonable price in Keelung's City Center.
You can book Just Live Inn-Keelung on Booking.com here, Agoda here, Klook here, Hotels.com here, Trip.com here, or Kayak here.
You can book Yung Feng Hotel on Booking.com here, Agoda here, Hotels.com here, Trip.com here, Klook here, or Kayak here.
How to get there:
By Car/Scooter: Drive to Keelung, then from downtown take provincial highway 2 east about 10 KM until you reach the the turnoff to Chaojing Park, and there is some paid parking if you drive to the very end, which will put you closest to the park.
If you are looking for car rentals, you can also search Qeeq here, Klook here, or KKday here. You can also check out our car rental guide here.
Looking for scooter rental in northern Taiwan? You can search on Klook here or KKday here to search for options. You can also check out our scooter rental guide here.
By Train/Bus: Take the TRA to Badouzi (八斗子） station, then walk about 1 KM northwest until you reach the Chaojing Park.
You can purchase a discount easy card to use on the MRT and buses from Klook here or KKday here. You can also book an MRT travel pass on Klook here.
By Bicycle: Cycling is the best way to enjoy Taiwan's landscapes if you have the time and energy. Looking for bicycle rentals in Taiwan? You can use Taiwan's many Youbike sharing stations, or search for rentals on KKday here, and search for tours on Klook here. You can also check out our Taiwan cycling guide here. You can also book a cycling tour on TripAdvisor here.
For more information, check out our Taiwan transportation guide here.
We visited the marine science museum once on a rainy day in Keelung. It was very interesting and educational, but I was sad that there were no live fish.
Despite its name, there are actually no marine animals in the museum. Everything is either a model, photo, or interactive exhibit. While still educational, it is not an aquarium.
The best part of the museum is the IMAX theater. The main film when we visited was weirdly a musical/visual tribute to the building's past as a former power plant. I'm all for historical preservation, but this was just strange and overboard.
Chaojing Park 潮境公園
Chaojing Park is a rocky area along Taiwan's north coast in Keelung. It includes a seafood market, marine science museum, and a wide grassy area. There are also many interesting rock formations in the area. It is a popular location for its seafood, flying kites, hiking, and enjoying the ocean scenery...(read more)
You can book tickets to Chaojing Smart Aquarium on KKday here.
Check out our full blog on Chaojing Park here.
Badouzi Harbor Seafood Market 八斗子漁港海鮮市場
Badouzi Harbor is a busy fishing harbor with a popular seafood market in Keelung, and also has a few seafood restaurants inside. You can also take a ferry to Keelung Islet from here. It is definitely worth visiting on your next trip to Keelung...(read more)
Check out our full blog on Badouzi Harbor here.
Baodouzi Weekend Night Market 八斗子假日夜市
Badouzi Weekend Night Market is a popular night market on the coast of Keelung near Baodouzi Harbor. Even though it is only open on weekends, you will find almost every Taiwanese night market snack you could want here. You probably won't see any other tourists or foreigners. Popular foods here include fried squid, steak, onion pancakes, papaya milk, and more...(read more)
Check out our full blog on Badouzi Weekend Night Market here.
Don't forget that there are many activities available along Taiwan's Northern Coast such as Wakeboarding, Surfing, Speedboat Surfing, SUP / Paddle Boarding, Diving, Snorkeling Kayaking, Canoeing, Water Biking, River Tracing / Canyoneering, ATVing, Horse Riding, Archery, Tree Climbing, Glamping, Motorcycling, Motorbike Tour, Dragon Boat Racing, Shen'ao Rail Bike, and more on Tripadvisor here, Klook here, or KKday here.
Check out our family and kids guide to Taipei here.
Check out our full guide to Taiwan’s Northern Coast here.
Check out our Taipei Museum Guide here.
Check out our guide to Keelung here.
You can also check out our full travel guide to Taiwan here.
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