Witness remnants of Taiwan's military history at Zhaishan Tunnel. Built to escape bombing from mainland China during the 1958-shelling of the island, the two-part 101 m (331 ft) long tunnel was the only way supplies could be transported to the defending island. Construction commenced in 1958 and was conducted 24 hours a day without skipping a day until its completion three years later. The fact that the tunnel is completely made of granite adds to the engineering masterpiece's impressive features. The water channel comfortably houses 42 small boats, thanks to its 357 m (1,171 ft) length and sits attached to the tunnel. It was abandoned in 1986 due to sediment deposition. Put Zhaishan Tunnel on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Jincheng trip app.
Zhaishan Tunnel reviews
Having seen other wartime and historic sites and tunnels, I was dubious about yet another. But this is THE ONE to include if you're sightseeing. The island has an interesting history with two... more »
Best to rent a scooter and just go there. So much history, just doesn't take much time to go through it all. more »
The accessibility to this tunnel has been improved since my first visit. However in some way it loses that “war zone” feel now.
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