From the very beginning, this ‘holiday town’ in Wanli, Taiwan was a failure
According to reports, a number of suicides and unexplained accidents took place during its construction in the 1970s, and the town is rumoured to be ‘haunted’.
Where did the weirdly-shaped cabins come from? They were originally designed by a Finnish architect (Matti Suuronen) in the 1960s and 1970s as a lightweight, easy-to-assemble, mobile ski cabin. The pods are made from fibreglass and feature two different styles – the UFO-like ‘Futuro’, and the more rectangular, oblong ‘Venturo’.
How they ended up in Taiwan is not clear, except that the town was constructed by a Taiwanese businessman Mr. Su Ming, who hoped that the pods would be sold as holiday accommodation.
The project was eventually abandoned. A few of the pods are still used occasionally by holidaymakers and surfers, but the majority of them have fallen into disrepair.
Watch the video above to see more of this eerie abandoned ‘holiday town’…