jade mountain Yushan national park closing January

Yushan National Park will be closed throughout January next year to allow the natural ecology and wildlife to recover from the impact of tourism.

According to the national park’s administration office, the timing is also based on the fact that winter is an unsuitable time for hiking on the 3,952-meter high peak, also called Jade Mountain.

Applications for entry to the park will be suspended for a month after December 31st.

Yushan is home to a wide variety of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and butterflies. Its vegetation includes broadleaf forest at lower altitudes, mixed forest, coniferous forest, bamboo, and conifers.


photo by Zhuang Mingjing