Free pools at central Taiwan’s Daan tourist center are now open

The operating hours are Tuesday to Sunday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., and the pools are closed every Monday for pool cleaning

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(Taichung Tourism and Travel Bureau photo)

(Taichung Tourism and Travel Bureau photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Free outdoor pools at central Taiwan’s Daan Coastal Tourist Information Center (大安濱海旅客服務中心) are open from Saturday, June 22 to Sunday, September 1, Taichung’s Tourism and Travel Bureau said on June 21.

The operating hours are Tuesday to Sunday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., and the pools are closed every Monday for pool cleaning, the bureau said. The sprouting fountain, which is favored by children, is open on weekends, the bureau added.

Bureau chief Lin Hsiao-chi (林筱淇) said that Daan Coastal Tourist Information Center is very accommodating, and that Taichung citizens earnestly look forward to the opening of the free swimming pools and sprouting fountain during summer every year.

The children’s pool is about 80 cm deep on weekdays, while the adults’ pool is about 150 cm deep. The depth of the adults’ pool will be adjusted lower on weekends and holidays to accommodate children and avoid overcrowding in the children’s pool, according to the bureau.

The first floor of the tourist information center provides free services such as drinking fountains, hair dryers, parking lots, shower rooms, and toilets, as well as coin operated lockers, according to the bureau. The outdoor lookout platform on the second floor is a nice place for enjoying ocean views and romantic sunsets, Lin added.

The bureau also urges those who play at the beach to be mindful of tides and follow the directions of lifeguards.

In addition, as artists are creating sand sculpture works on areas of the Daan beach for the 2019 Daan Sand Sculpting and Music Festival, the bureau urges tourists to keep away from the designated sand sculpture area to avoid interfering with the artistic works.

(Taichung Tourism and Travel Bureau photo)

(Taichung Tourism and Travel Bureau photo)

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