Pai-mi-wenge Battery（Dutch district）
The area of Pai-mi-wenge Battery is once called “Dutch district.” It might be named after the bulwark during the Dutch ruling period. The construction is now identified as the third-class historical site. The construction time was around Guang-syu period of Ching dynasty. The current sight is supposed to be built during Japanese rule.
The battery is located in the west of Keelung harbor. The location is a highland with the altitude of 70 m and hills on both sides. The natural barrier can be considered the first guard line of the west coast.
The character of this battery is the one-line arrangement from left to right—command post, four cannons, and observation post line in order and face the ocean. It is also the only battery with the one-line construction in Taiwan. The two hills on both sides can screen off the side attack, the highland also provide great visual field and thus become a perfect location for command post and observation post.
Moreover, the mission of Pai-mi-wenge Battery was to destroy the enemy boats in harbor with directly force. The one-line arrangement can exercise its best aggression and accomplish its mission of “battery for sea power.”
There is no cannon at these days. The vestiges of four cannons and sub-wall are still visible. The left side command post is rebuilt. The right side observation post can be reached through the stair next to the bower. The great view of ocean and sky is also enjoyable.
1. Visitors can take the bus forward to Tai-bai Li.
2. Drive along 37 alley of Guang-hau St. and follow the sign of Tai-bai community.