Lover's tower, which is about a half hour hike through the woods from Lover's Lake. It is one of the best spots to enjoy the scenery on the Taiwan's Northern Coast. It is definitely a must visit on your next trip to Keelung.
This blog is about the Lover's Tower in Keelung. For more information about Lover's Tower at Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf, click here.
The name "Lovers Lake" comes from the fact that there are actually two lakes, one larger and one smaller, so they are a like a couple in love.
The sandstone that forms the area was created between 10 and 20 million years ago, and was pushed out of the sea along with northern Taiwan thousands of years ago.
In the past the area was run by a private company, which went out of business. Recently the Keelung City government has taken over control, and has installed a trail that circles the lake.
There is also a suspension bridge, windmill, and stone tower overlooking the lake.
Nearby you can hike to Dawulun Fort or Eagle Rock that provide great views of the north coast.
Currently the lake is popular with hikers and intagrammers, as well as wedding photographers. On the weekends it can get quite busy and parking can be hard to find.
You can book a tour to Lover's Tower on KKday here.
Don't forget that there are many activities available along Taiwan's Northern Coast such as Yachting, Fishing, Surfing, SUP / Paddle Boarding, Diving, Snorkeling Kayaking, Canoeing, Water Biking, River Tracing / Canyoneering, Glamping, Motorcycling, Motorbike Tour, Shen'ao Rail Bike, Night Fishing, Instagram Tour, Metaverse VR experience, Seaside Picnic, and more on Tripadvisor here, Klook here, or KKday here.
Hotels on Taiwan's Northern Coast:
We recommend Fullon Hotel which has locations in Tamsui and Fulong near the beach (book on Booking.com here, Tripadvisor here, Agoda here, or Hotels.com here).
We have also stayed at and recommend Hai Xia Your Home which is right in front of Fulong Beach (book on Booking.com here, Tripadvisor here, Agoda here, or Hotels.com here).
Looking for a hotel? We recommend booking through Booking.com here, which provides the best quality selection of accommodation in Taiwan.
Find out where to stay in our Taiwan hotels guide or search for the best hotel deals in Taiwan here.
How to get there:
By car/scooter: Take provincial highway northwest out of Keelung, and take a right on Jijin First Road toward Keelung Chang Kung Hospital. The Lover's lake parking lot is at the top of the hill before the road turns into one lane. There is limited parking, and you may have to park further away. The trail is not wheelchair or stroller friendly.
However there is always plenty of scooter parking.
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 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.
By Bus: Unfortunately there are no buses that directly get there, so you will have to walk from provincial highway 2, or take a taxi. 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.
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I have been to Lover's lake once in August 2020. There were nice views, but to be honest the trail around the lake was a bit of a let down due to construction going on. Hopefully after the construction is over it will be a much better place to visit.
You can book a tour to Lover's Tower on KKday here.
Check out our drone video above for an overview of the area.
Or check out the 360 degree spherical panorama above.
Lovers Lake 情人湖
Lovers Lake is a small lake a recreation area in Anle District of Keelung City. It has some easy trails, bridges, and a tower that looks over the area. The lake trails also connect to Dawulun Fort. Overall it is a nice scenic spot for a day trip in Northern Taiwan...(read more).
You can book a hiking tour of Lover's Lake on KKday here.
Check out our full blog on Lover's Lake here.
Dawulun Fort 大武侖砲台
Dawulun Fort is a Qing Dynasty era fort that once guarded the coast along Wanli, Jinshan, and Keelung, among a network of other forts. Now it stands as a wonderfully preserved monument to the past, with great views of Keelung Harbor and Wanli District...(read more)
You can book a tour to Dawulun Fort on KKday here.
Check out our full blog on Dawulun Fort here.
After you hike up to Lover's Lake, its another steep hike up to Dawulun Fort.
View of the tower further up the trail from Dawulun Fort. There is a trail the leads to the mountain in the foreground to Eagle Rock, which has great views of the northern coast.
Another view of the tower from the viewing platform near the fort. Yehliu in the distance.
You can book a tour to Taiwan's North Coast on TripAdvisor here, Klook here, or KKday 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 guide to Keelung here.
Check out our Taipei hiking and trails guide here.
Check out our full guide to Taiwan’s Northern Coast here.
You can also check out our full travel guide to Taiwan here.
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