By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
The Alanyi Historic Trail, located in Mudan Township, Pingtung County, has become a magnet that
attracts packs of tourists and drive up local tourism and ecological tours.
However, this trail along a stretch of Taiwan’s most pristine coast with pebble beaches cannot be accessed by just walking in. As tourists have to apply for group admissions in advance, there are always demands that cannot be fulfilled on weekends.
The trail has admitted a total of 176,746 in 8,790 groups since January 2012 when it was designated as a reservation area, the county agriculture department said.
The county government said the overwhelmingly high popularity of the Alanyi historic trail has also benefitted the local tourism in the neighboring areas, including Dongyuan Forest Recreation Area, Dongyuan Wet Grassland, Weeping Lake, Syuhai Hot Spring, Syuhai Grassland, Shihmen Ancient Battle Field, Mudan Incident Memorial Park, and Gaoshih Tribe and Historic Trail. They all have become tourism hot spots. [FULL STORY]