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Hsuehshan tunnel, Taiwan

From series “The Greatest Tunnels in the World”
Year: 2006.

The famous Hsuehshan tunnel or Snow Mountain is cut through the mountain range in Taiwan. The tunnel was opened to the public in 2006. It connects the city of Taipei and the popular tourist area - the Yilan valley. Yilan valley is the focus of the most interesting natural and historical sights that are visited by thousands of tourists every day.

Hsuehshan tunnel is 12900 metres long. It has been laid under the massive mountain range, thus, travel time to the picturesque valley was shortened to 40 minutes. Earlier it took travellers at least two hours to cover the dangerous mountain roads. With the opening of the tunnel a number of prominent region’s attractions has become more accessible. The construction of the Hsuehshan took more than 15 years to complete, considering the complex geology standing on the way of the tunnel’s development.

Outstanding engineers and builders have managed to create a unique underground complex, which amazes both with its size and the level of equipment. Road surface of a perfect quality, an elaborate lighting system and road signs make the journey inside the tunnel safe and pleasant. The speed limit inside is 70 km/h. Drivers pay great attention to the observance of the speed mode since the fine is about 6000 US dollars. Cameras are installed through the length of the tunnel and police officers are always on duty, so driving unnoticed is simply impossible. Next - Gotthard-Strassen tunnel

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Hsuehshan tunnel - interactive map

Nearest airports:
 »  Taipei Songshan Airport TSA - in 29 km
 »  Taoyuan Airport TPE - in 56 km
 »  Hualien Airport HUN - in 98 km
 »  Taitung Airport TTT - in 247 km
 »  Ishigaki Airport ISG - in 252 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Hsuehshan tunnel

Ya Nold Fashion House

Located in 7 km from Hsuehshan tunnel
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Rooms: 44
Tang Wei Go Hotspring Park is just a 2-minute walk from Ya Nold Fashion House. Jiaoxi Train Station is a 3-minute drive away. It takes 15 minutes by … More: photo, rates and booking
Ying Xiang Wen Quan Hotel

Located in 8 km from Hsuehshan tunnel
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Rooms: 7
The hotel is a 10-minute drive from the bustling Yilan City Centre and an hour's drive from Taipei City and Taipei Songshan Airport. Private parking … More: photo, rates and booking
Spring Fountain Hotel

Located in 9 km from Hsuehshan tunnel
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Rooms: 36
This elegant hotel is located just a 10-minute drive from the bustling Yilan city centre and an hour's drive from Taipei City and Taipei Songshan … More: photo, rates and booking
Campestral Garden

Located in 10 km from Hsuehshan tunnel
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Rooms: 5
Fitted with parquet flooring, air-conditioned rooms are equipped with a fridge, mosquito net, a cable TV and seating area. Rooms come with a private … More: photo, rates and booking

Nearest unique sightseeing spots to visit

Fulong Beach
22 km - Fulong Beach
Fulong is one of the largest and most attractive beaches for surfers in Taiwan. It is located near the capital. The beach is covered with soft golden sand. Several hotels and restaurants are located in the immediate vicinity. The presence of constant strong waves …
Jiufen Village
24 km - Jiufen Village
In Taiwan, there is the charming town of Jiufen that also conquers travelers with its incredible atmosphere. The history of this town is very interesting; it had been founded many years ago as a small settlement of gold miners. There have been several mines, in which …
DS Music Restaurant
29 km - DS Music Restaurant
Those who love to relax in the unusual places that visit Taipei can visit the thematic restaurant DS Music. The restaurant is dedicated to medicine. At the entrance, visitors are greeted by the friendly hospital staff in white doctor coats and bonnets. The food is …
San Zhi
49 km - San Zhi
Sanzhi is one of the most amazing and unusual ghost towns in the world. It is not exactly an abandoned one in every sense. The thing is that people never lived there. There is one peculiarity about Sanzhi: its main buildings are unusual roundish futuristic houses with …
Pyramids of Yonaguni
136 km - Pyramids of Yonaguni
Pyramids of Yonaguni is another mysterious place in the world. They were discovered near the so-named Japanese island. Its area is about 28 square kilometers, also it has a resident number of population – about 2 000 people. For years this small island was attractive …
Modern Toilet Restaurant
138 km - Modern Toilet Restaurant
No sooner will the rational man ever come to the feast in the toilet. However, this idea does not seem so illogical and unfulfillable. And thanks to the modern bathroom in the city of Xin Gao. Its fashionable and colorful hall is more reminiscent of the WC. The …

Top destination around Hsuehshan tunnel - Taipei

Top-rated Shangri-la's Far Eastern Plaza occupies an incredibly beautiful high-rise building. The hotel is glad to offer its guests stylish rooms with a panoramic view of the Taipei 101. Its well-equipped relaxation area with swimming pools and furnished terraces is perfect for admiring the surroundings, and fans of wellness will surely be impressed by Horizon Spa, whose clients can enjoy many different types of massage. A pleasant surprise is prepared for business travelers - at their disposal is a large business center equipped with modern amenities and OSIM massage chairs.

W Taipei sharing one building with popular Uni-Hanku Mall has always been popular among shoppers. In addition, the hotel's infrastructure includes AWAY® luxury spa and stylish Woobar nightclub. If you want to organize an interesting leisure time, there is no need to leave the hotel grounds. Adherents of active lifestyle will have a chance to visit high-class FIT® fitness center occupying an area of 420 square meters. Besides a gym and spacious halls for aerobics, there are specially equipped rooms for yoga classes. Among the hundreds of hotels available in Taipei, you can choose the one suitable exactly for you, as the city offers establishments of various styles and levels.
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