Introducing Keelung (Jilong)
Keelung (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.
Keelung's bus and train stations are adjacent to each other and located at the northern end of the city. There's a visitor centre just outside if you need it and Richard Saunders' Taipei Escapes 2 covers pretty much everything you could think of to do and see here.