Resorts ready for cherry blossom season to kick off
CNATAIPEI, Taiwan -- Many resort areas in Taiwan have reported that their cherry trees are in bud and are anticipating hordes of visitors during the Lunar New Year holiday, resort operators said yesterday.
January 17, 2013, 12:03 am TWN
Wuling Farm in Taichung, Central Taiwan, said some of its trees are already in bloom, adding that the popular scenic area expects to see hectic travel inquiries from the following day, when the farm will start offering tickets for the Feb. 10-March 5 period.
As many as 100,000 tourists packed the area each day during the last Lunar New Year holiday, creating massive traffic jams that took eight hours to clear in a single 8-km stretch.
To prevent similar chaos this year, the farm said a daily tourist capacity of 5,000 people will be set during the cherry blossom season, with traffic controls imposed on part of Provincial Highway No. 9, the main gateway to the park.