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January 31, 2013

SAN ZHI Taiwan: A Futuristic Resort

By Sara In AZ

Has anyone else ever heard of  the San Zhi Resort (also Sanzhi) before? I had not ever heard of this super atomic looking resort until a year or 2 ago when I accidentally stumbled upon an online article about Amazing Ghost Towns. I was pretty intrigued by what I saw and had to learn more!

This place looks so eerily beautiful and mysterious all at the same time doesn’t it?

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According to Sometimes Interesting SanZhi was built in the late 1970s and was supposed to be a tourist spot for the affluent crowd. By the 1980s the project was abandoned due to investment losses and all of the beautiful pods were  left to rot away.

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There was also apparently a number of deaths associated with the construction of this project, leading to the speculation that was why the project was abandoned.

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The pods stood for many years…….falling apart more and more each year until they were finally torn down in 2008/2009.

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I can only envision how amazing this place would have been had it been completed.

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It appears that they were using a lot of wood paneling and built-ins for the furniture. I’ll bet it was really gorgeous.

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It is really sad this project was never completed, it looks like it was a really fabulous idea for a resort. 

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All pictures from Sometimes Interesting.

Here is a link to a Google page if you want to see more links and stories about San Zhi.

SAN ZHI (Taiwan): a futuristic resort

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12 Responses to SAN ZHI Taiwan: A Futuristic Resort

  1. thatmidcenturyfella Reply

    January 31, 2013 at 9:42 am

    I remember seeing these online a few years ago, but didn’t know they torn them down. That’s too bad…

    • Sara In AZ Reply

      January 31, 2013 at 1:18 pm

      I know, it is really sad that they tore them down isn’t it midcenturyfella, it looks like it would have been so cool to see in person – even in it’s dilapidated state.

      And by the way….just want to let you know that I still read your blog I just can’t comment easily anymore because your ‘leave a comment’ section has changed from the way it was before.

      • thatmidcenturyfella Reply

        January 31, 2013 at 3:58 pm

        Oh! Thanks for the heads up! I had no idea, but no worries. 🙂 I think most of WordPress is transitioning to a new commenting system. I have the same problem with other blogs I read too.

        • RetroRuth Reply

          February 1, 2013 at 10:16 am

          Yeah, what is up with the WordPress thing? It is almost like they WANT to make our lives difficult. 🙂

  2. Sharon Reply

    January 31, 2013 at 10:23 am

    I was enthralled by these the first time I saw them. They were so futuristically beautiful. I would love to see more pictures of the interiors before they went downhill. I went to Taiwan in 2011, and planned to try to see them, and that was when I discovered they had been torn down.

    • Sara In AZ Reply

      January 31, 2013 at 1:21 pm

      Uggghhhhhh Sharon…..that is SO sad that you missed seeing them in person. 🙁 I know what you mean about wanting to see what the interiors looked like originally, I looked all over for pics and could not find any, if you ever come across any please let me know!

  3. Eartha Kitsch Reply

    January 31, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    That would have been SO cool! It’s still really beautiful.

    • Sara In AZ Reply

      January 31, 2013 at 1:24 pm

      It would have been SO cool Eartha,, I wish they could have made it happen after all – but yeah the pics are still really beautiful!

  4. Andrea Reply

    January 31, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    That’s so sad that they never were completed – they look like they would have been fantastic both inside and out.

    • Sara In AZ Reply

      February 1, 2013 at 1:54 pm

      It really is too bad Andrea – I agree it looks like it would have been a fabulous resort!

  5. sablemable Reply

    February 1, 2013 at 6:52 am

    How sad! These were way cool, looking more like something out of The Jetsons.

    • Sara In AZ Reply

      February 1, 2013 at 1:55 pm

      Oh, so true Sable….they are TOTALLY Jetsons!!! Good call!!!

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