Ershawan Fort (Haimen Tianxian)

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  • Phone:+886-2-2428-7664
  • Address:Shoushan Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Keelung City, Taiwan (R.O.C.) View on Map
Ershawan Fort, otherwise known as "Haimen Tianxian", is located at Keelung City's Zhongzheng District, on Shousheng Road. It was constructed using traditional Chinese gate architecture and was built to prevent the invasion of the British Army during the Anglo-Chinese Opium War. It was an important military location. Because the fort's cannons were destroyed, it was later rebuilt by Taiwan's governor, Liu Mingchuan. Due to its geographical location at Ershawan, the stone gate of the old fort was engraced with "Haimen Tianxian", meaning "Seaside Stronghold". Ershawan Fort features a east and west cannon fort, which guard the inner and outer sea gates. City gates, cannons, camp walls, stairs, guns, sub-walls, and ammunition depots can be seen in the area. The fort's sub-walls are made out of iron-cement. while the walls are stones stacked together. Inside the fort, there's replicas of ancient cannons. The fort is also considered to be a highland fort, located on high ground. In the military camp area, there's many walls and fences, as well as "Haimen Tianxian" gates. The trails of the fort are covered with dense forests, featuring birds and insect ecology. Two tombs are located at the foot of the mountain, which are tombs of national heroes and of fallen French soldiers. It was the fated location where soldiers from both sides during the war fought and lost their lives. 


Opening Hours
Everyday 09:00-17:00

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Nat'l Hwy 1 →Exit at Keelung Interchange → Zhongzheng elevated Rd. → Zhongzheng Rd. → Zhengfeng St. → Fengren St. → Zhengxin Rd. → Shoushan Rd. → Ershawan Fort (Haimen Tianxian)

Take the train to TRA Keelung Station, transfer Keelung City Bus (No. 101) to Haimen Tianxian stop.