Underground Project 131

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The 131 underground project (Chinese .mw-parser-output

131 “地下工程, Pinyin“131” Dìxià Gongcheng) is a bunker complex consisting of numerous tunnels in China’s Hubei Province

Entrance area


The tunnel system was built in the late 1960s to early 1970s to protect China’s military leadership in the event of a nuclear attack. However, the facility was never completed or used and is now a freely accessible tourist attraction.

The 131 underground project is located near Gaoqiao Township (高桥镇) in Xian’an County of Xianning Prefecture City, Hubei Province. It is located about 15 km east of the Xianning urban area and 80 km south of central Wuhan.

The tunnel system is to be 456 meters long and the construction cost is estimated at 130 million yuan.

In a tunnel

Bunker doors near the entrance

See also

  • Underground guidance system

Web links

Commons: Underground Project 131– Collection of pictures, videos and audio files