Located west of Keelung Harbour, this temple was previously a public grave before it was moved here during Japanese colonial rule and turned into a temple. Laodagong (老大公) is a respectful name for martyred ancestors. The temple is where the Gates of Hell are ceremoniously opened and later closed during the famous Keelung Ghost Festival in the seventh month of the lunar year. During the seventh lunar month, Keelung is host to Taiwan's most renowned Ghost Festival, a fascinating mix of Taoist and Buddhist beliefs and rituals. The festival lasts the entire month (usually August or September), and each year a different…

Keelung (基隆; Jīlóng) is a perennially wet, largely run-down port city, famous in Taiwan for its excellent night market and August/September Ghost Festival. Thanks to its strategic importance over the centuries the area also has a number of old forts.   Travel Info Keelung [基隆 / jī lóng] -Located in:Northern Taiwan -County:Keelung -Features:Nature Landscapes, Beach Spots, Outdoor activities -Highly recommend to:Outdoors Enthusiasts -Location: Editor : [email protected] Thanks to Lonely Planet for the content sharing. Original article:https://goo.gl/L8gJBF