Sanzhi UFO Houses, also known as Sanzhi Skeet Houses, is a futuristic complex of 60 durable fiberglass UFO-shaped houses in Sanzhi County, Xinbei, Taiwan.
Sanjhih Gondola Settlement, were a vacation village of gondola-shaped houses planned from the late 1970s in the Sanzhi District of New Taipei on Taiwan’s north coast. However, the buildings were abandoned soon after their construction, so that the settlement slowly fell into disrepair.
The disc-shaped buildings have become a minor tourist attraction in part due to their unusual architecture.The structures have since been the subject of a film, used as a location by MTV for cinematography, photographed by people and become the subject of online discussions, described as a ghost town or “ruins of the future”. The houses are mentioned in the title of a track on German pianist Hauschka’s 2014 LP Abandoned City.
By 2010, all UFO houses had been demolished and the site was in the process of being converted into a commercial beach resort and water park.
Access : Coordinates: 25.260959, 121.477675 .
- Movie scene : It has been featured in many films, such as the chase and shootout at the end of the domestic police film “Little Pawn Crossing the River”. In 2008, “Neon Heart” was also filmed here.
- Music video scene : In 2003, Zhang Xuan, drummer Wang Zhiwei, guitarist Guo Renhao, bassist Qiao Peixiu and keyboardist Li Mengchong formed “Mango Runs” to participate in the Ocean Music Festival. The single “After all, the main scenes of shooting are located here.
Go next : Li Tien-lu Hand Puppet Historical Museum ,a museum in Sanzhi District, New Taipei, Taiwan.