Reasons for nomination: (1) Historical and cultural value (2) Demonstration of regional style (3) Value in the history of architecture or technology
Description: After the Nationalist government retreated to Taiwan, it set up a lot of sentry posts and bunkers in each of the major roads, bridges, and railway lines to protect the important transport facilities from being bombed by the Communist army. The Chonglun Bunker along the Taichung railway line was built up between 1946 and 1949. Constructed in a reinforced concrete structure, the square bunker measures about 400 cm long, 300 cm wide, 310 cm high, and 30 cm in wall thickness. With an entrance in the south, each of the other three sides was cut through with a rectangle gunpoint hole. Military functions of the bunker have declined a great deal as hostility between the sides of Taiwan Strait is gradually easing. The construction of Chonglun Bunker along the Taichung railway line has a historical background and an educational significance regarding the civil war, showcasing the possibility that Taiwan might be caught at any time under the flames of war in the turbulent 1940s to 1980s.