Free one-time admission to many of Taiwan's national forest areas

Foreigners with Alien Residence Certificates also eligible

(Forestry Bureau photo)

(Forestry Bureau photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Forestry Bureau will be offering Taiwanese nationals and foreigners with Alien Residence Certificates (ARC) free one-time admission to any of 12 national forest recreation areas beginning July 15 and ending at the end of 2020.

Taiwanese must produce their National Identification Card at the ticket booth, while eligible foreigners will be required to do the same with their ARC card. Children without ID cards can use their National Health Insurance card or other documents to prove their identity, the bureau said in a press release.

The 12 national forest recreation areas include Taipingshan, Neidong, Dongyanshan, Manyueyuan, Dasyueshan, Basianshan, Aowanda, Alishan, Kenting, Shuangliu, Jhihben, and Chihnan. 

The bureau said that Taiwan's forest recreation areas are rich in phytoncides, which are believed to enhance the immune system. Phytoncides (wood essential oils) are produced by plants to protect them from insects and germs and are used in aromatherapy.

For more information about the forest recreation areas and their nature trails, please visit the Taiwan Forest Recreation website, the Forestry Bureau's Facebook page, or its official website.

(Forestry Bureau photos)