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Chinese New Year Holiday February 13-15 (2nd to 4th day of Chinese New Year)- The Provincial Highway 8- Central Cross-Island Highway traffic control info Free Shuttle Bus Provided- Taroko National Park Facilities Will Open Early

During Lunar Chinese New Year 2021, in coordination with the operation of a free park shuttle bus service, the traffic controls are in effect on the Provincial Highway 8.

Traffic Control Area: from km 184.5 (Taroko) to km 167.1 (Tianxiang) on the Provincial Highway 8 and the Provincial Highway 9 old road section to north of Jinwen bridge.

(1)Taroko to Tianxiang: The control period: 07:00am–15:00 February 13-15, 2021 Departure time may be changed if snow falls in the Mt. Hehuan area.

(2)Tianxiang to Taroko: The control period: 07:00am–15:30 February 13-15, 2021 During the traffic control, no cars are allowed to enter.

The traffic from Tianxiang bound for Taroko (the west bound for the east): The Traffic control time: 07:00- 15:30. The passage will open once during the traffic control period every day at 11:30am for 30 minutes. The passage cars are not allowed to stop any car park on Provincial Highway 8.
Control item:

A: The control section only allowed for the shuttle buses, the regular daily run buses, and 20-sitter or 40-sitter buses to enter, other than above mentioned four-wheeled cars are not allowed to enter from Taroko to Tianxiang section.

B: Local residents, workers, highway maintenance unit personnel and emergency repair cars, please bring the ID for checking and then pass.

C: The tourists stayed at the traffic control section B&B, hotels or hostel, please show the reservation document or proof document for checking. The passage time will be after 12:00pm.

D: During the traffic control period, the 20-sitter or 40-sitter buses are accessible for 80 buses each at a time. Please go to Xincheng (Taroko) train station to apply from Taroko National Park on-site handling staff to get the entry permit card. Use any of identifications to change the entry permit card to enter the gorge.

Take the Free Shuttle Bus info:
A: Tarok National Park Headquarters will provide free shuttle bus services during February 13-15, 2021 (2nd to 4th day of Lunar Chinese New Year) for Provincial highway 8 Taroko to Tianxiang section.
B: The visitors driving their own cars, for business running or rental cars, please proceed to Xincheng railway station to take the free shuttle bus at km184 on the Provincial Highway 9 or at km 185.1 on the Provincial Highway 8 at Taroko gas station.
C: Visitors taking trains: Please get off the train at Xincheng train station and then transfer the free shuttle bus to enter Taroko gorge.

In coordination with the traffic control measures, Taroko National Park Headquarters will operate free shuttle buses that will transport visitors to Taroko, Buluowan, Swallow Grotto, Tunnel of Nine Turns (Jiuqudong) and Tianxing and other scenic spots. Visitors are invited to make good use of the service.

The free shuttle buses will operate on three routes, blue, red, green, and orange, with Xincheng (Taroko) railway station as the transfer station. As well as operating on the full route from Xincheng (Taroko) station to Tianxiang (blue line), to meet the needs of visitors and reduce waiting time, partial route red, green and orange line services will also be operated; the red line will operate between Xincheng station, Taroko Visitor Center, Buluowan, the green line between Buluowan and Tianxiang; and the orange line between Xincheng (Taroko) and Changchun Shrine (Eternal Spring Shrine). The scenic spots on the routes include Taroko Gas Station, Taroko Visitor Center, Buluowan, Swallow Grotto, Tunnel of Nine Turns, Lushui, Tianxiang and Eternal Spring Shrine. Visitors can get on or off at the various stops along the routes allowing them to easily reach Taroko’s various scenic spots.

 

Free Shuttle Bus Route:

a: Full route : (blue line) 【Last bus: Xincheng—13:00; Tianxiang—14:30】
Buses will set off when they are full, with a service at least every 30 minutes.

a: Blue Line: every 30 minutes a bus. Route: 1. Xincheng (Taroko) train station , 2. Taroko Gas Station 3. Taroko Visitor Center 4. Shakadang Trail 5. Swallow Grotto (Yanzikou) Trail East Trailhead (get off stop), 6. Jinheg Bridge (get on stop) 7. Jiuqudong (Tunnel of Nine Turns Trail 8. Lushui 9. Tianxiang 10. Jiuqudong (Tunnel of Nine Turns) 11. Eternal Spring (Changchun) Shrine 12. Taroko Gas Station 13. Xincheng Train Station

 

b: Partial route A (red line) 【Last bus: Xincheng—12:30; Buluowan—14:30】
b: Red Line: every 10 minutes a bus. Route: 1. Xincheng (Taroko) train station 2. Taroko Gas Station 3. Taroko Visitor Center 4. Shakadang Trail 5.Buluowan 6. Eternal Spring (Changchun) Shrine 7. Taroko Gas Station 8. Xincheng Train Station

 

c: Partial route B (Green line) 【Last bus: Buluowan—13:00; Tianxiang—13:00】
c: Green line: every 10 minutes a bus. Route: 1. Buluowan 2. Swallow Grotto (Yanzikou) Trail East Trailhead (get off the bus stop), 3. Jinheg Bridge (get on the bus stop) 4. Jiuqudong (Tunnel of Nine Turns Trail 5. Lushui 6. Tianxiang 7. Jiuqudong (Tunnel of Nine Turns) 8. Buluowan

 

d: Orange route : 【Last bus: Xincheng—13:00】
Buses will set off when they are full, with a service at least every 10 minutes.
d: Orange Line: every 10 minutes a bus. Route: 1. Xincheng (Taroko) train station, 2. Taroko Gas Station 3. Taroko Visitor Center 4. Shakadang Trail 5. Changchun Shrine 6. Taroko Gas Station 7. Xincheng (Taroko) train station

 

During Chinese New Year 2021, in coordination with the operation of a free park shuttle bus service, Taroko National Park Headquarters will provide value-added services; the visitor center and service stations will be closed on February 11 (Chinese New Year’s Eve) but will open earlier February 13-15 (2nd to 4th day of Chinese New Year); Taroko National Park Visitor Center will open at 07:00 am and close at 17:00 during this period; Buluowan Service Station will open at 07:30am and close at 17:00; Tianxiang Service Station, The Central Cross-Island Highway History Hall, Lushui Geological Exhibition Hall and Mt. Hehuan Service Station will open at 08:00 and close at 17:00. The park HQ will also mobilize staff and volunteers to provide service to visitors and accompany them during the happy festival holiday. Taroko visitor center and all service stations opening time will be maintained as usual on February 12 (the first day of Chinese New Year), 2021.
The Buluowan Shanyue Suspension Bridge will suspend online reservations from February 13th to 15th (2nd to 4th day of Chinese New Year). Instead, visitors can queue up on site to control the flow of people on the suspension bridge with one out and one in.

Taroko National Park’s Chinese New Year Enhanced Services

1. Service: Visitor center and service stations will open early

2. Date: February 13-15, 2021 (2nd to 4th day of Chinese New Year)

3. Shanyuan Suspension Bridge line up on site

LocationOpening timeClosing timeDay closed
Taroko Visitor Center 07:00 17:00 February 11 (Chinese New Year’s Eve)
Buluowan Service Station 07:30 17:00 February 11 (Chinese New Year’s Eve)
Tianxiang Service Station 08:00 17:00 February 11 (Chinese New Year’s Eve)
Lushui Geological Exhibition Hall 08:00 17:00 February 11 (Chinese New Year’s Eve)
Mt. Hehuan Service Station 08:00 17:00 February 11 (Chinese New Year’s Eve)
Buluowan- Shanyuan Suspension Bridge
(Line up on site)
07 : 40 16 : 30  

News issued by Taroko National Park Headquarters

Taroko Free Shuttle Bus Route English Map
Taroko Free Shuttle Bus Route English Map
Taroko Free Shuttle Bus
Taroko Free Shuttle Bus
Buluowan- Shanyuan Suspension Bridge
Buluowan- Shanyuan Suspension Bridge
Taroko Gorge at Swallow Grotto (Yanzikou)
Taroko Gorge at Swallow Grotto (Yanzikou)
Taroko Visitor Center
Taroko Visitor Center
Taroko Gorge at Tunnel of Nine Turns (Jiuqudong)
Taroko Gorge at Tunnel of Nine Turns (Jiuqudong)
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