TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The cherry blossoms will be in bloom on Alishan from March 10 to April 10, and traffic control measures will be put in place for 11 days during the period.
The Forestry Bureau said in a press release on Friday (Feb. 19) that the Directorate General of Highways plans to enforce traffic control March 13-14, March 20-21, March 27-28, April 2-5, and April 10.
From 6 a.m to 11 a.m. on these days, the traffic will be controlled from kilometer mark 65.4 to kilometer mark 88.2 of Provincial Highway 18 (Alishan Highway), while the Chiayi Forest District Office will set up temporary ticket booths at kilometer mark 29K+300 for visitors traveling by bus and at kilometer mark 61 (Leye Service Area) for those transferring to shuttle buses.
The bureau said a cap of 4,355 simultaneous visitors to the Alishan Forest Recreation Area will be enforced during the cherry blossom season. When the number of tickets sold reaches 3,000 and 4,000, visitors will be notified through location-based service (LBS) messages and changeable message signs, and entry will be restricted once the cap is reached until some people have left.
(Forestry Bureau photo)