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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.