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August 26, 2011

Tunnel 88 Military Cave Holding Distilled Liquor in Jars - Nangan, Matsu Islands, Taiwan - Daily Travel Photos
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Large jars hold distilled liquor in a former military cave, Tunnel 88, on Nangan island in Matsu, Taiwan.

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As mentioned yesterday, many former military facilities have now been handed over to the local government for their own use. Above, a local distillery uses the constant humidity and temperature of a former military cave as an ideal place to store liquor using an ancient technique which enhances the pure taste of the alcohol.

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Large Containers Jars Hold Distilled Liquor in Humid Cave - Nangan, Matsu Islands, Taiwan - Daily Travel Photos
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Large jars hold the liquor stored in the caves at Tunnel 88 in Nangan Island, Matsu, Taiwan.

As you can see by the slick walls, there is a constant humidity within the caves. Summer weather conditions are sometimes uncomfortable outside. Summers are hot while winters are bitterly cold. The climate within the cave is a constant temperature and humidity which provides an ideal place to store liquor for the Matsu Distillery.

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Empty Jars Entrance Tunnel 88 Caves Matsu Distillery - Nangan, Matsu Islands, Taiwan - Daily Travel Photos
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The entrance to the man-made cave called Tunnel 88 in Nangan island in the Matsu archipelago in Taiwan.

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