Gongtzulou Battery is located at the north of Shinnyi District, Keelung. It is surrounded by mountains with a large space. You can see great scenes of Keelung Islet, Ye-liou, Peace Island and Patoutzu harbor from here. Gongtzulou Battery is currently classified as the second-class historical site of Taiwan. This meaningful historical site is well preserved.
The area of Gongtzulou Battery is mainly five hectares. The battery is divided into three layers: entrance and cantonment of the first layer; Office, command post, and activity centers as second layer; and the third layer, At the third layer, you can see the fifth reconstructed area of Keelung on the right side and a well preserved battery on the left. Facing the ocean, there are six carriages of cannon with two for each set. There is a hole at each carriage for the use of passing information. The character of this battery is the ability of turning around in 360 degree. The cannons are fired in a parabola. Under the protection of “traverse”, the function of “hidden battery” can be sufficiently exerted. The importance of possessing a high military position can therefore be concluded.
1. Take Jhong-jheng Rd. in Keelung（2nd Province Rd）and turn right at the crossroad of Siang-fong St. and Li-de st. Go strait After passing the side door of Er-sin middle school, follow the signs.
2. Take Sin-Er Rd. and go toward local court. Turn left to Chong-fa St. Notice the sign near Shen-ao-keng Rd. Follow the sign on your left to reach Gongtzulou Battery.
3. Take 203 city bus, stop at Dong-mei first St and follow the sign.