World’s 6 Strangest Tunnels
Yet again, another set of lists for the interesting places you can add on your must-travel list. Today we had gathered some of the strangest places bound to be discovered by those who haven’t been there. Let’s talk about tunnels and how different countries have tried to take a different approach towards the idea of tunnel usage. Sit back and read on: the World’s 6 Strangest Tunnels!
span style=”font-weight: 400;”>The creation of the immersed tube tunnel in Istanbul, Turkey in 2004 will be the first rail tunnel joining two different continents (Europe and Asia). It runs under the Bosporus Strait, wherein large portions of the tunnel will be built on a dry rock that is floated out into the water and sunk. This tunnel’s maximum depth of 180 feet will mark the world as the deepest immersed tube tunnel. To check out brief details of this project, click here.
One of the most contentious borders in the world throughout the 1970s appeared to have originated in North Korea. Though this third tunnel of aggression came within 26 miles of Seoul, South Korea, it was large enough to shuttle through an entire military division per hour. This was obviously built during North Korea’s means to launch a massive military offensive attacks.
Since then, underground mail delivery was experimented, but only London, England took an entirely different approach. A scaled-down railroad system to be used only for parcels was built 70 feet below the London streets. Loaded with 4 million letters the train could make it through the 6.5 mile long tunnel in less than 30 minutes, stopping at 9 different sorting stations along the way.
As with all great natural wonders, in Switzerland, the majestic Jungfraujoch saddle in the Bernese Mountains has a good ol’ tourist attraction attached to it. Tourists love to clamber through this man-made ice tunnel within the confines of Jungfraujoch high-altitude railway station. This had been considered as the top ice tunnel of Europe which connects tourists to Ice Palace, a cave filled with wildlife sculptures carved out of ice.
Once considered as Shanghai‘s most bizarre attraction. A virtual facility underground which provides a memorable experience of the special multimedia effects. Visitors who ride the automated cars below the Huangpu River are treated to a spectacle of lights, strange visual effects and otherworldly voices uttering foreboding words, like “hell” and “magma.”
The gorgeous long, leafy green tunnel you see is natural and not manmade. The green dream view of the tunnel attracts tourists worldwide and had been one of the top destinations in Ukraine. It measures 1.8 miles long, the unusual rail route in Eastern Europe is also a popular spot for lovers’ promises. Kleven train tunnel is a beautiful example of what happens when nature is allowed to grow freely around manmade infrastructure.
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