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Restriction Adjustments for Taroko National Park's Scenic Attractions, Reopens to Visitors

  • Updated:2021-07-12
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Restriction Adjustments for Taroko National Park’s Scenic Attractions, Reopens to Visitors    

 

The Central Epidemic Command Center announced on July 8, 2021, adjustments to the Level 3 epidemic alert. Taroko National Park Headquarters (hereinafter referred to as the Taroko N. P. HQ) considers the needs of tourists. For the latest epidemic prevention guidelines of the Central Epidemic Command Center, some recreational areas will be opened starting July 13th, 2021. Control measures will be revised according to the epidemic situation and the flow (amount) of people.

 

Conditionally open recreational areas and review epidemic prevention measures

Opening Indoors exhibition halls and outdoors recreational areas:
   

Taroko N. P. HQ will open suitable recreational areas for tourists.

Open indoor exhibition halls include:

Taroko National Park Headquarters Visitor Center, Buluowan, Tianxiang, and Mt. Hehuan Service Stations. All exhibition halls have implemented a real-name system to control the number of tourists entering the buildings.

Open outdoor recreational areas include:

Shanyue Suspension Bridge (40% reservation quota is available for parking lot capacity), Liufang Bridge Observation Platform, Yuewang Pavilion Suspension Bridge, Orchid Pavilion, Huoran Pavilion, and Wuling Observation Platform.

Among them, Wuling Observation Deck is a popular attraction. Taroko N. P. HQ will request the district police, forestry, and highway units to strengthen traffic guidance, and use the official website, Facebook, highway information boards, and police radio station to announce information on the traffic flow to Hehuan Mountain area. This will enable tourists to obtain information as well as divert people and vehicles in real-time. Parking lots will reduce the number of available parking spaces by 40%. The flow of people will be monitored according to the on-site conditions and close if necessary.

 

Ecological Protection Areas and Trails opening conditions in the Park:

   The ecological protection areas (including trails) and other control area trails (Zhuilu Old Road, etc.), including mountain cabins, will remain cloTrail openings are as follows: Dekalun, Datong-Dali, Huoran Pavilion, Changchun Shrine, Chongde, Huide, Xiaozhulu, Tunnel of Nine Turns (Jiuqudong), Swallow Grotto (Yanzikou), Lushui-Wenshan, Mt. Hehuan Main Peak, Mt. Shimen, Xiaoqilai, Hehuan North Peak and Hehuan West Peak, Hehuan East Peak, Mt. Hehuanjian, Mt. Pingfeng, Hehuan River trail. The above trails will be open for tourists to engage in recreational activities. Shakadang, Baiyang, and Lushui trails are undergoing construction work to reinforce the tourist safety. Visitors should abide by the epidemic regulations such as outdoor gatherings not exceeding 10 people and wearing masks at all times. Taroko N. P. HQ will make adjustments at any time depending on the on-site situation and whether visitors comply with the epidemic prevention regulations.

Recreation area shop management:

    Recreation area services seven points (shops and hotels) in the Park include:

Taroko visitor center, Buluowan terrace, 3 Buildings and 5 Rooms at Buluowan, Taroko Village Hotel at Buluowan, Tianxiang, Bilu Sacred Tree and Xiaofengkou.  

If the Park out-sourced operators are in compliance with the epidemic prevention regulations, they can self-assess and resume operations starting July 13th, 2021. Indoor spaces are required to comply by the following conditions: a QR Code registry for Real-name Registration System, a single entrance and exit, guide diversion, maintain social distancing, ensuring customers wear a mask, take customer’s body temperature, and strengthen environmental cleaning. Restaurants should adopt checkerboard seating, set partitions between the dining area and food-counter area. It is forbidden to share dishes. Meals should be served as individual set meals or cafeteria styles.  Cafeterias are limited to serve dishes by the staff and encouraged to strengthen employees' health management. The number of people staying in housing accommodations is limited to 4 people.


The COVID-19 epidemic alert has not been downgraded yet. Please be alert and follow the COVID-19 epidemic prevention regulations

   

In addition, if the Hualien County Government or Xiulin Township Office has stricter epidemic control or closure measures, the Taroko N. P. HQ will also cooperate and follow the regulations. Due to the epidemic situation remaining at a Level 3 alert, although some scenic spots in Taroko National Park have been partially opened in accordance with the Central Epidemic Command Center guidelines, tourists are still urged to comply with various epidemic prevention regulations, such as wearing masks at all times and avoiding 5 or more people in an indoor area and 10 or more people in an outside gathering. It also calls on relevant business operators to consider whether they can meet relevant epidemic prevention regulations before engaging in relevant activities.

 

Taroko N. P. HQ will also ask the Taroko Branch Police, Ninth Division, The Seventh Special Police Corps, National Police Agency, Ministry of the Interior to assist in the anti-epidemic inspection. Visitors are requested to abide by relevant epidemic prevention measures while engaging in leisure activities, avoid group gatherings, continue to implement and actively cooperate with the relevant measures of the Level 3 alert control measures and loosening regulations, and jointly cooperate with the epidemic prevention.

News issued by Taroko National Park Headquarters