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

Radar Tukon in Batanes

Radar Tukon Basco Batan Island Batanes DOST Pagasa Weather Station Abandoned Building Lighthouse Typhoons Location HistoryRadar Tukon is an abandoned United States weather station located on a hilltop 2.75 kilometers away from Basco on Batan Island. It is currently being used by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) as the Basco Pagasa (Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration) Station to monitor weather in the Batanes region. This Tukon Radar offers a magnificent 360-degree view of Batan Island, the South China Sea, Mount Iraya, Basco proper, boulder lined cliffs and the Pacific Ocean. Continue reading