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Wuling Farm sets visitor limits for flower season
Central News Agency
2014-01-12 10:22 AM
Taipei, Jan. 12 (CNA) A recreational farm in central Taiwan, known for its cherry blossoms, said it will allow a maximum 6,000 visitors per day when the flower season starts next month. The daily quota, comprising 1,800 overnight visitors and 4,200 day-trippers, will be instituted Feb. 12-24, Wuling Farm said. The overall number is an increase of 1,000 from last year, when severe traffic jams clogged the narrow mountain roads to and from the farm during the cherry blossom season, partly because it coincided with the Lunar New Year holiday. In an effort to deal with the congestion problem this year, the farm has stipulated that day-trippers must take public transportation to and from the area and will be required to buy an advance NT$730 (US$25) travel package that includes bus tickets and the admission fee to the farm. With a maximum 6,000 visitors per day likely to converge on the farm during the blossom season, the Directorate General of Highways will also impose traffic controls on parts of Provincial Highway No. 7, the main artery to the farm in Taichung. Traffic control measures were also imposed last year, which helped keep the travel time from Taipei City to the farm at the usual four hours. (By Lee Hsin-Yin)
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