Liouguei Tunnels

The Liouguei Tunnels (traditional Chinese: 六龜隧道; simplified Chinese: 六龟隧道; Hanyu Pinyin: Liùguī Suìdào; Tongyong Pinyin: Liòuguei Suèidào) are six tunnels in Liouguei District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Liouguei Tunnels
Overview
Official name六龜隧道
LocationLiouguei, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Coordinates22°56′39.8″N 120°38′04.5″E / 22.944389°N 120.634583°E / 22.944389; 120.634583Coordinates: 22°56′39.8″N 120°38′04.5″E / 22.944389°N 120.634583°E / 22.944389; 120.634583
Operation
Opened1936
Closed1992
ReopenedSeptember 2017
Technical
Length792 meters (total)

HistoryEdit

The tunnels were originally constructed during the Japanese rule of Taiwan during the road construction in 1936 to facilitate the transportation of Camphor and logs from the region. The tunnels were later abandoned in 1992 after the completion of Provincial Highway 27A.[1] In September 2017, the Forestry Bureau reopened three tunnels to visitors.[2]

EcologyEdit

The tunnels are currently inhabited by bats and swallows.[2]

Technical specificationsEdit

The tunnels have a total combined length of 792 meters.[1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Salmonsen, Renée (16 February 2018). "Abandoned tunnels in Kaohsiung, Taiwan turned into eco-habitat". Taiwan News. Retrieved 19 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Liouguei Tunnels prove popular visitor attraction". Taipei Times. 16 February 2018. Retrieved 19 February 2018.