Wanli UFO Village

UFO Village

Back when the sun was hiding in December, we ventured out to Wanli District, an hour bus ride from Taipei, to see something unearthly.

It was afternoon by the time we arrived, and the weather was gloomy, with hints of strong rain coming soon.

I had always wanted to visit this place since I set foot in Taiwan. I had romanticized these pretty little flying saucers in my head, picturing post-apocalyptic scenarios as to why it was left and forgotten for over four decades.

We roamed around this beachside property as the wind from the sea softly gushed in our ears. The waves rolled slowly, and time seemed to pass by gently too as we looked out to the rough East China Sea.

To the right, hidden behind big bushes of plants, is where the UFO pods can be found—dark, eerily quiet, and preserved behind broken doors and brick floors, old newspapers, decrepit furniture, and windows.

Built in the 1970s, the village was said to be a relaxation place aimed at the American military.

Despite the initial appearance of complete decay, some parts of the village still seem to be occupied, with clothes hanging and bikes parked outside the houses, so be mindful of the residents.
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Wanli UFO Village

Wanli UFO Village

Wanli UFO Village

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