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Over 1,000 visitors flood water park in east Taiwan on opening day

Cikasuan Riverside Park in Hualien offers summer relief every July and August

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Cikasuan Riverside Park. (Hualien County photo)

Cikasuan Riverside Park. (Hualien County photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Cikasuan Riverside Park in Hualien County on Friday (July 1) morning attracted over a thousand visitors craving a dip in the pool amid the scorching heat.

After a one-year hiatus due to COVID-19, the water park is open to the public until Aug. 28. This year marks the first time an admission fee of NT$50 (US$1.68) will be charged since its establishment in 2014, wrote CNA.

The fee will be waived for individuals of five categories, including:

  • Hualien County residents
  • Children 12 or younger, or less than 150 cm tall
  • Seniors 65 or older
  • Low-income families
  • Physically-challenged people and their companions

The amusement park boasts upgraded water slides, a wave pool, and other water attractions, in addition to a host of recreational facilities on land such as a forest park and a library, at a cost of NT$75 million. Multiple hands-on activities are available throughout the summer that bring visitors closer to nature, wrote China Times.

The Cikasuan Riverside Park draws an annual 100,000 visitors and in 2020 the figure hit a record high of 230,000. About 30% of visitors hail from other municipalities.

Over 1,000 visitors flood water park in east Taiwan on opening day
Thousand of visitors flood the water park in Hualien on the first day of opening. (CNA photo)