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Liugui Tunnel

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    Liugui Tunnel

The Liugui Tunnel is located in the Eighteen Arhats Mountain and was put into use in October 1934. The tunnel was first dug by the Japanese colonial government, who wanted to transport camphor logs and camphor oil extracted from Liugui District, especially in the Shan-Ping Experimental Forest. The tunnel weaved its way through the sedimentary rock terrain of the Eighteen Arhats Mountain, which was referred to as Liuzuoku, or Six Caves, by people at that time.

However, after a bypass came into use in 1992, the locals rarely used the tunnel. It was only after Typhoon Morakot took its toll on mountain areas in central and southern Taiwan and destroyed the bypass in 2009 that the tunnel attracted people’s attention again. Rescue vehicles continued to drive through the once-dilapidated tunnel to affected areas until the bypass was reopened.

Since the tunnel goes through the Eighteen Arhats Nature Reserve, it is off-limits to tourists unless they have permits from the Pingtung Forest District Office, so make sure you apply in advance should you wish to visit the place.

Visitors are recommended to spend an hour here, listening to explanations from professional guides and appreciating the profoundness of local culture. 

Last Update:2022-07-14

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