Thursday, July 02, 2015

Taroko Road in Japanese era

National Historic Monuments of Taiwan on Facebook sent around this lovely old pic of the road above Taroko in the Japanese era. Unfortunately the spot on the modern road is covered by vegetation. But enjoy this anyway.
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Mike Fagan said...

What was the purpose of the road? Logging?

Michael Turton said...

Yes, and also troop access against aborigines, and military access in general. After Russo-Japan war, the Japanese became very conscious of their internal communications in their colonies.