Chilung (Keelung, Jilong) is a major port city situated in the northeastern part of Taiwan. It borders New Taipei and forms the Taipei–Keelung metropolitan area, along with the Taipei and New Taipei.
Chilung has many historic forts that protected Chi-lung over the past few centuries, including: Gongzih Liao Fort in northeast Keelung, Dawulun Fort on the west side of Keelung Harbor, Ershawan Fort (also Haimen Tiansian) atop Ershawan Mountain, Baimiwong Fort on the northwest Keelung harbor, and Shihciouling Fort, the highest and strongest fort in the Port of Keelung.
Keelung Islet is also an important landmark on the island. It is located outside Keelung City and was formed by a volcano. Hoping (or She-liao) Island is the gateway to the harbor and the home to the native Kaitaglan tribe. Today the island contains a seashore park along its coast.
Things to See & Do
* Miaokou Night Market
* Dianji Temple
* Zhongzheng Park
* Historic forts
* Keelung Islet & Hoping Island
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – New Taiwan dollar (NT$) (TWD)
Language – Taiwanese
Population –390,000 approx
Land Area – 132.75 km²
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT plus eight hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 886
Port Location – The port of Keelung is located approximately 5km from the city center.
Travel Links – Chilung is accessible from Taipei by train and bus.
Regular domestic ferries to the outlying islands of Kinmen and Matsu are also available, though they are very basic and used mostly by military personnel. There is a nightly ferry service to Matsu leaving from the harbour at 11PM.