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Zhaishan Tunnel, Kinmen County

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 Kinmen County trip app .
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  • The humidity is heavy, and in the first place you can feel the discomfort of being in the trenches, hoping to open the boat again, and if you can add some history notes it will be more appealing and more people will know about it.
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  • Zhai Shan tunnel located at the Golden door to the South. Is because the war fight artificial open 鑿 adit into the surface is cool, fast, and road 闊 easy go, the stadium is a real good these.
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  • This was a tunnel built in 50s for military transportation. The water and reflection inside the tunnel makes it very pretty.
  • Very nice to go. Added to the old weapons, you can visit the tunnel were they used to resupply the boats. Lots of stairs but it's worth it.
  • Impressed at how the managed to get this tunnel.
  • Atmospheric and impressive tunnel
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Where to stay in Kinmen County

The main town of Kinmen, Kincheng offers a number of hotels, ranging from high-rise luxuries, to characterful boutiques, and side-street budget options. Staying in Kincheng means you're never too far from restaurants, supermarkets, and other services. Outside of the main town, several traditional old buildings have been converted into guesthouses, with well-appointed rooms decked out in traditional decorations. Other old homes can be rented in their entirety, offering a good option for those planning on a longer stay.
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