Taiwan to open Cold War battleground island for tourism from March 1

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/01/15
By: Huang Huei-min and William Yen

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Taipei, Jan. 15 (CNA) A Taiwan-held island off the coast of China that was a major battleground during the Cold War will be opened to the public as a tourist destination, starting March 1, the Kinmen County Tourism Department said Tuesday.

However, visitors will have to apply ahead of time to visit Dadan Island, which is part of Kinmen County, the department said, adding that it will begin accepting applications on Feb. 12.

In addition, Chinese nationals, including those living in Hong Kong and Macau, will not be permitted to visit the island, the department said.

The number of visitors will be limited to 150 per day and admission tickets will cost NT$1,500 (US$48.67), which will include the return ferry trip, electric shuttle bus rides and group tour guide services, while residents of Kinmen will get a discounted price of NT$750, the department said.    [FULL  STORY]

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