Japanese Tunnel Gili Trawangan

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Posted by GaryD on Sunday, 26. April 2009 at 10:58 Bali Time:

In Reply to: Found Photo's posted by FeeTee on Sunday, 26. April 2009 at 09:21 Bali Time:

You can also find a Japanese tunnel on Gili Trawangan.

If you walk to the back of the village and along a wall, you will see concrete steps going up to the Communications Tower on top of the hill. The steps stretch for about a kilometre. When you get to the top there is a great view of the islands. Walk around the tower and follow the track at the back. You will see a small sign in English and Japanese. Walk down a slippery slope for twenty metres and you will see the entrance to an L shaped Japanese Cave. The cave looks like something out of the film "Letters from Iwo Jima". It has been blasted out of the rock. It has about a one metre high entrance and is about four metres wide. I walked in about twenty metres but did not fully explore the cave as I did not have a torch. I still do not know whether the cave was built by Japanese soldiers themselves or by forced labour.

You can return the way you came or walk down another set of concrete steps on the other side of the hill. If you do so, you will arrive at the "The Stud" - a horse riding place. Keep walking towards the beach and follow the path back to the village.

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