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Zhaishan Tunnel, Kinmen County

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Landmark Tourist Spot
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. To visit Zhaishan Tunnel on your holiday in Kinmen County, and find out what else Kinmen County has to offer, use our Kinmen County trip itinerary planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • Many tunnels on the Kinmen island because of the war. This is the biggest one worth of a visit. However, it is no use any more. Think of the cost, it is really a waste! No war! Peace is the most valua...  more »
  • A less known chapter in the cold war between PRC and ROC unfolds when visiting these tunnels. The classical music playing in the tunnels add to the surrial feeling.  more »
  • This tunnel is a MUST to visit for two reasons. Firstly to see the technical expertise which the KMT Forces had when they designed the tunnel. Secondly to see and appreciate how the soldiers dug throu...  more »
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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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