There’s not a whole lot to do at Lotus Pond — a big man-made body of water surrounded by colourful temples and pagodas — other than marvel at all of the pretty buildings, but it’s still absolutely worth a visit.

Why?  Well, I think I’ll let the pictures do the talking.  It’s an impressive place to walk around.

Though I think the Keelung night market is a compelling enough reason to visit Keelung on its own (the fact that it’s so easy to get here from Taipei makes this a no-brainer), you might want to do some other stuff while you’re here.  I mean, you’re here already, you may as well.

Or you could just eat.  That works too.

But if you want to walk off some of that food, there are a few interesting things around the city that you could check out.