Wartime tunnel in Taichung opens in April

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TAIPEI (The China Post) – Qing Shui Gui Dong (清水鬼洞), the underground military tunnel built during the Japanese occupation era, is located in the northeastern side of Aofong Mountain Park in Taichung.

To attract more visitors, the 420-meter-long tunnel has recently been repaired; and it will be open in April to the public, for you to better experience the history of the battlefield.

Extending to all directions, the tunnel, which was built in 1943, is cool in summer and warm in winter; the wall on the two sides are made of pebbles, steel bars, and concrete. They provided a solid defense during wartime.

Not in use anymore, the facilities are well preserved and you can still feel the tension back in the colonization period.

The sub-tunnels are connected to the main tunnels, inside which the facilities include a dormitory, storage room, sentry post, kitchen, water storage tank, toilet, pillbox, and a sniper area.

Opening hours: from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends and holidays.

Appointment times: from 9 am to 4 pm from Tuesday to Friday (open to groups of 15 or more, no individual appointments) Closing times: Mondays, national holidays, and on government notice