Scenic spots in eastern Taiwan closed due to Typhoon Nesat

07/29/2017 01:02 PM
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Photo courtesy of East Coast National Scenic Area Headquarters
Photo courtesy of East Coast National Scenic Area Headquarters

Taipei, July 29 (CNA) Various scenic spots in the coastal and riverside areas of eastern Taiwan are closed or restricted to visitors on Saturday due to Typhoon Nesat, the East Coast National Scenic Area Administration under the Tourism Bureau has announced.

The areas that are closed include: the Yanliao Beach Park in New Taipei City, the Jiqi Recreation Beach Area and the Ruisui white water rafting area in Hualien, Jialula and the Zhaori Hot Spring in Taitung county, as well as the snorkeling areas of Shilang, Caikou, and Dabaisha on Green Island, the administration said.

Meanwhile, entry will be restricted for visitors in Shitiping in Hualien as well as Sanxiantai, Xiaoyeliu and Baxian Caves in Taitung, while all white water rafting activities along the Xiuguluan River have been suspended, according to the administration.

Visitor centers as well as the Amis Folk Center and the marine environment classroom at the fishing port of Chenggong in Taitung county are also closed, the administration said.

As of noon Saturday, Nesat was 190 kilometers southeast of Hualien County, moving at a speed of 19 kilometers per hour and in a northwesterly direction, headed straight toward Taiwan, according to the Central Weather Bureau.

(By Lee Shien-feng and Y.F. Low)


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