Updated on: August 26, 2017
Andong Tunnel 安東坑道 located within Dongyin township of Matsu archipelago was built somewhere in the 1970s beside the NCO training camp serving as a operationally ready tunnel which can lead its army back to the army headquarters in Erchong mountain. It is truly a marvel to behold upon stepping into Andong tunnel which is at a sloping 30 degrees angle downward continuously for approximately 600 metres. There are 8 separate cannon holes which doubles up as a advantageous lookout point from high up above to control all military point.
Military personnel can well survive inside the tunnel for a very long time since Andong tunnel is meant to be a hideout place during wartime equiped with the basic military facilities such as sleeping quarters, restrooms, wells for drinking water, gas source for cooking, meeting rooms and even living quarters for live animals. The creation and architectural considerations of Andong tunnel is no mean feat and till date, it constitutes as a great architectural achievement.
Visit Andong tunnel to get a feel of how military personnel work and live while protecting the lives of their loved ones.