816 Nuclear Military Plant, underground top secret facility


816 Nuclear Military Plant was a huge underground top secret facility hidden in the mountains of Baitao town, in Chongqing area.

Work on the plant began in 1966 as tension between China and Soviet Union. 816 plant, built to withstand up to 8.0-magnitude earthquakes, has 18 main caverns (the largest of which is 80 meters high) and 21 kms of tunnels and passageways. The project was never finished after a 740 millions of RMB investment and the work stopped in 1984. The plant opened to domestic tourists in April 2010. Inside you can find a retrofuturist Chinese computer from the seventies.

Source s1979.com via Gochengdoo