This explains one possibility why the area was abandoned. If the site is haunted, no amount of redevelopment is going to bring the masses to that spot. Even demolishing it is out of the question because destroying the homes of spirits and lost souls is a HUGE no-no in Asian culture. There is another version of story about how was it abandoned. Some people beleve it is because the government disallow building a bathing beaches in this area. It became a holiday resort on the coast that can't play on the beach, and soon it was abandoned. From Taipei, head towards Danshui, get on Route 2 and follow the direction for Sanzhi. It will be on the right side of the road, along the coast. You can't miss it.