The Tael Tunnel in Benguet

Tael Tunnel Bokod Benguet Cave Location History Construction Japanese Imperial Army World War Military Hospital Entrance Hiking Trail Discovery Length Height Tour Guide Kilometer Distance Cavern Info The Tael Tunnel is located in Bokod in Benguet Province. Also referred to as the Tael Cave, it was constructed by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II and used as a military hospital. Continue reading

Dipnaysupuan Japanese Tunnel in Batanes

Dipnaysupuan Japanese Tunnel Tukon Hills Basco Batanes Construction History Occupation Soldiers Military Imperial Force Map Entrance Length Location Distance Ivatan Shelter Hiding World War Chamber The Dipnaysupuan Japanese Tunnel is located in the Tukon Hills area in Basco, Batanes Province. The Dipnaysupuan Tunnel is an interconnected network of tunnels built during the Japanese occupation of the country for the refuge of Japanese soldiers and lookout post on Batan Island. It served as a shelter for the Japanese imperial forces during the Japanese occupation in the Philippines until the end of World War II. Because of its strategic location, the Japanese imperial forces forced the Ivatans to dig these tunnels for their shelter. The Japanese soldiers spent years hiding in these tunnels until the end of Word War II. There are five doors to the tunnel and it has several chambers. The entrance is low and one has to duck-walk towards the back until one can stand up. It is cold and damp and chilly inside. Continue reading

Japanese War Tunnel at Ligñon Hill

Japanese Tunnel Lignon HillThe Japanese Tunnel is an L-shaped tunnel used as an arsenal by the Japanese Imperial Army during the World War II. It measures 40 metres (130 ft) long and around 7 feet (2.1 m) deep below the ground. The tunnel is located in Brgy. EM’s Barrio South in the Albay District.

The historic Japanese war tunnels in this town will be one of the new tourist attractions in Albay province. This as Albay Gov. Joey Salceda has included in his top priority tourism program onsite and offsite development around Mount Kitwinan where a network of Japanese tunnels remain preserved and Continue reading