Foreign tourists visiting Alishan National Forest Recreation Area will have to pay more to explore the natural beauty of Taiwan.
A ticket price hike was unanimously approved and will go into effect in May, UDN reported. Foreign visitors were previously charged NT$200, but will now be charged NT$300. In addition, residents of Chiayi county will now have to pay NT$100 to enter the park. The area remains free for local inhabitants.
Discounted tickets will still apply for students, the eldery, and children.
Alishan National Forest Recreation Area was established in July 2001 and covers 41,500 hectares; it is home to the Tsou tribe.
Alishan is accessible by bus from Chiayi; visitors can take TRA and HSR to Chiayi and switch to local buses bound for the park (arriving at the HSR station requires a transfer to the TRA station). There are also buses from Taipei.
For more visitor information, visit the official park website.