‘Shihmen Reservoir Blue Highway’ in Taiwan’s Taoyuan available this summer

Boat riders will be able to admire the scenery along the reservoir, such as Longzhu Bay, Amuping ecological park, and Ginger Island

Taiwan News
Date: 2019/07/07
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

(Taoyuan Department of Tourism photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taoyuan City’s Department of Tourism (DOT) has launched the season-limited “blue highway" package tour for tourists who wish to take a boat ride from the wharf at Shihmen Dam to the new Sikou suspension bridge (新溪口吊橋), providing a waterway alternative for visiting the suspension bridge that is free from road congestion, the department said on July 5.

As the Dahan River course near the Sikou Plateau (溪口台地) has silted up, the water level of the reservoir has to reach 240m in order for boats to be able to sail from the wharf at the dam (大壩碼頭) or Amuping Wharf (阿姆坪碼頭) to the new Sikou suspension bridge (新溪口吊橋), the DOT said.

Due to abundant rain this year, the department has activated the blue highway to enable tourists to take such boat excursions. The fare for a roundtrip boat excursion from the wharf at the dam to the suspension bridge is NT$400 (about US$13), and the roundtrip fare from Amuping Wharf is NT$300 (original price: NT$400), according to the department.

Boat riders will be able to admire the scenery along the reservoir, including Longzhu Bay (龍珠灣), the Amuping ecological park (阿姆坪生態園區), and Ginger Island (薑母島).
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