Monday, April 25, 2011

Pingtung Railway Bunker

On my way home from Pingtung last week I took a few minutes to stop by the bunker on the railroad line there not far from Fangshan.

The bunker is nearly 2 kms long and appears to be constructed to protect trains in case of air attack. If you walk alongside it has airholes punched in the sides for ventilation.

The south opening. We searched around for a plaque or other explanation of what it is or when it was built, but couldn't find one. Cool, though. UPDATE: Map is here, I've marked the southern entrance.
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Gene said...

What is interesting if this is indeed a bunker for safety from aircrafts, it is the only one in Taiwan except tunnels which were used to go through hills.

MJ Klein said...

very cool!

Anonymous said...

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Michael Turton said...


It is on my blog at here. There's a link to a map and other info.


Anonymous said...

Thanks again Michael!


Ryan said...

Holy Crap! That's the coolest thing I've seen in a while. I got to check that out.

Patrick Cowsill said...

Interesting. Did you happen to get a date on when the bunker was built? Where exactly in Pingtung is it? Thanks.

Michael Turton said...

Patrick, I've marked it on a Google map, the marker is at the southern entrance on this map.