By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News)–The Forestry Bureau on Tuesday offered information regarding opening hours of 18 national forest recreation areas, three flatland forest parks, and four forestry cultural parks and recommended the public to visit these places as well as natural trails under its management during the Chinese New Year holiday.
The bureau said the national forest recreation areas are abundant in natural and ecological resources and therefore are the best places for the public to engage in activities such as hiking and mountain climbing during the Chinese New Year holiday.
To avoid traffic congestion, from Jan. 28 to Feb. 1, free shuttle buses will be provided at 10 stops between the 88 and 95 kilometer marks along Provincial Highway No. 18 for people heading for the Alishan National Forest Recreation Area, at the Jianqing parking lot at the 24.4 kilometer mark on Yi-Lan Special Highway Route One for people visiting Taipingshan National Forest Recreation Area, and from Jan. 29 to Jan. 31 at the parking lot of the ticket station and the visitor center for people visiting Basianshan National Forest Recreation Area. [FULL STORY]