No. 21, Yi 1st Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Keelung City 202, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Department of Tourism and City Marketing, Keelung City Government
Zhongzheng Park is situated on the side of Dashawan Mountain, which is in the east of Keelung City. There is a white statue of Goddess of Mercy in the park. This 25-meter high statue has become one of the characteristics of Keelung. The park overlooks Keelung City and the harbor. There are three levels in the park. On the first level is a historic cannon fort. On the second level is a Buddhist library, Martyrs' Shrine, and Zhuputan Temple. The temple attracts many worshipers on July 15. On the third level is Guanhai Pavilion. Sitting in the pavilion, visitors can see the entire Keelung and the ocean. The statue of Goddess of Mercy is the landmark of Zhongzheng Park. It is the biggest Goddess statue in Southeast Asia. Inside the statue is a stairway leading to the top. Zhuputan is where worshipers gather on Zhongyuan Festival. The first immigrants to Taiwan used to fight with each other for land. In order to stop the disputes, they set up a temple for yearly worship. The temple was in Gaosha Park during the Japanese occupation and moved to Zhongzheng Park. The Big Buddha Monastery of Guanyin in the park has become a landmark for ships coming back to the port. Maitreya Buddha with a laugh all the time welcomes every tourist's visit. The towering and magnificent Chupu Altar is the official place of ghost festival in Keelung Harbor. From the pavilion, you can look over the Keelung Harbor district in which ships come back and forth. It is also a good place to view the seascape at dusk.
Shoushan Rd., Xinyi Dist., Keelung City
Self-paid parking lot down the Big Buddha Monastery
Open space. No time limit.
Take Keelung buses 101, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 202, 203 to City Government bus stop and walk to park. Or, take Keelung buses 107, 202, 203, 204 to Keelung Hospital bus stop, after passing the Zhongzheng Park Gate follow the stone steps uphill or follow Shoushan Rd. uphill.