Whilst doing some urban exploration a few weeks ago I stumbled upon an abandoned military outpost on the outskirts of central Taipei.
Apart from being the usual time capsule (ammo boxes; bits of uniform - hats etc),
I found a hatch which was rusted shut and seemed not to have been opened for years.
After opening the hatch and fighting off sinister cobwebs with a stick, I dropped down through the hatch onto some steps into what I thought was a cellar.
However, it was something far more unusual: an expanse of forgotten tunnels.
These tunnels go on for ages and still haven’t been fully explored by myself. They go deep under streets and seem to go, from what I can work out, under a “famous” night market in Taipei. There are a few Japanese inscriptions on the walls written in chalk, plus some interesting artifacts.
I don’t particularly want to inform people of the location on a forum as it is a good secret. This is something interesting and forgotten to society and should be left that way.
However, I did take a few pictures. Here’s a couple:
I have had some old guys, well 1 old guy and a native mountain guy down further south who was in his 60’s, tell me that there are a lot of these around the island.
I think the Taiwan Army did a mapping of them, well at least to the entrance to a lot of them, back in the early 60’s. Now as to where those maps are is anyones guess.
Sure they are. It’s just the locals growing vegetables within the grounds that have unrestricted access these days.
Of course. It’s complicated to explain, so bare with me for a while.
I know for a fact that there are some in Kaohsiung, on one of the mountains near the sea. They are well off the beaten track and difficult to get to, but they too are very extensive and go well into the mountain.
Well, I might divulge the location to one particular person in return for a CFM56 high bypass, coaxial front fan/booster, driven by multi-stage low pressure turbine, multi-stage compressor with one-stage high pressure turbine and annular combustor.