Guidelines for Travel Safety

  • Observe the rules of each scenic spot
  • Respect the culture and lifestyle of different places and races. Don’t criticize them with an arrogant attitude of thinking you are better.
  • Don’t shout, play music, release firecrackers or fireworks, or use generators in nature.
  • Respect life. Don’t hunt or collect insects or plants.
  • Don’t alert or disturb animals.
  • Don’t set animals free. Don’t fish. Don’t play in the water. Don’t feed, buy and eat wild animals.
  • Don’t carve and spray on stones, trees, public facilities, or recreational facilities.
  • Don’t set fires or barbecue in the wild, on the riverside, or in wooden resting structures. Please choose and camp in legal campsites.
  • After finishing activities, please collect banners, signs, flags, and promotional materials, and take away trash.
  • Don’t take away anything other than pictures. Don’t leave anything behind besides foot prints.

Consumer Disputes and Guidelines for Handling

If consumers feel that they are being cheated or compelled or threated to buy anything, please sort it out with one of the following:

  1. Please call the Consumer Ombudsmen of Nantou County at 049-2203066 or the Consumer Protection Hotline 1950 for help.
  2. If you are coerced to buy anything, please report it to the Chichi Precinct Nantou Police Department branch Dehua Police Station at 049-2850119 or Sun Moon Lake Police Station at 049-285511, or to the anti-fraud hotline at 165. You can also call our department at 049-2855668 for communication help on site.

Guide for Trail Safety

  1. When walking along the trail, you should both be aware of your own safety and avoid disturbing wild animals or obstruct the plants’ environment for growth.
  2. Please wear suitable shoes to facilitate walking. The road will be slippery after it rains. Please pay attention to your own safety when walking.
  3. There are no shops along the trail. Please prepare drinking water and snacks. In wooden resting structures, cooking with fire, barbecuing, or releasing firecrackers is strictly prohibited.
  4. The forms of wild mushrooms vary and are colorful. There is no simple rule to identify if they are poisonous. Visitors are discouraged from touching them to avoid being poisoned.
  5. During March and April, there are many caterpillars crawling on the trail. You are advised to keep a distance from them. Do not disturb them.
  6. Don’t collect any bio-specimens. Respect animals and plants.
  7. Please bring along illustrations and binoculars when observing moths and butterflies to sharpen your observations. Don’t catch any of them.
  8. Don’t go alone when watching fireflies at night. Other than following the rules above, please be aware of and avoid being stung or bitten by mosquitos, insects, and snakes.
  9. When watching fireflies at night, remember to cover your flashlight with colored cellophane to avoid affecting the fireflies’ habitat and ecology.
  10. Don’t fish or play in the water when walking along riverside parks.

Guidelines for Hiking

  1. There must be a guide when hiking, regardless of the distance. Don’t hike alone.
  2. Suitable equipment (clothes, shoes, hats, drinking water, dried food, map, flashlight, personal medication, and more).
  3. Walk on existing paths to avoid getting lost and damaging other areas.
  4. Following road signs. If there are no road signs, avoid leaving unnecessary signs.
  5. There will be heavy mist or showers during the summer. The path will be slippery during the winter. Please be careful of your own safety.
  6. June to November is the breeding season of the hornet. When they are disturbed they will sting people. Be careful of them.
  7. Leaving the team, hiking alone, and taking shortcuts are strictly prohibited.
  8. Using fire for cooking in the mountains is strictly prohibited to prevent forest fires.
  9. Please don’t litter. Take your trash and discard it in trash cans at the bottom of the mountain.
  10. If you discover illegal logging, illegal tree digging, or damage to forest resources, please report it to the police immediately.

Guidelines for Birdwatching

  1. Birdwatching is an illumination of the glory of life. Please respect the symbol of life.
  2. Please watch bird at fixed points and keep a suitable distance. Use binoculars for birdwatching. Using 10X25 binoculars and a 40X135 telescope with a tripod stands is recommended.
  3. Visitors are recommended to keep a distance from birds regardless of it is during the bird flu season or not. Don’t come into contact with bird droppings or feathers. Don’t pick up dead birds. There may be bird droppings in small ponds. Don’t touch them. More importantly, don’t eat wild birds or wild animals.
  4. When you see birds building a nest or brooding, avoid disturbing them. This is also the best opportunity of outdoor teaching.
  5. Some birds are reclusive in nature. Don’t drive them out or make them appear by throwing stones at them for the sake of observation. Don’t catch them or play any bird calls with electronic devices.
  6. When taking pictures of wild birds, it is recommended to use natural light. No flash is allowed to avoid scaring birds.
  7. Don’t break or damage flowers, trees, or the vegetation of birds’ habitats for the convenience of bird watching or taking pictures.
  8. If you discover any bird’s nests or bird eggs, please observe them for the shortest possible time to avoid scaring them to return homes. Don’t pick up any bird eggs or catch any nesting birds.
  9. Don’t participate in any activities of setting wildlife free and harming lives. Don’t abandon any pet birds from home as well.
  10. Birdwatching does not only imply appreciating birds’ beauty. We should also endeavor to protect birds’ habitats.
  11. If you discover any people catching birds with nets or hunting birds, report it to the police immediately.

Tips Before Getting on Board

  1. When waiting for yachts, please line up behind the railings and ropes on the pier in a single row for your own safety.
  2. The captain and crew should explain the safety guidelines of sailing on the lake while on shore. They must demonstrate the proper way to wear the safety vest before visitors get on board. Delivering safety vests and demonstrating how to wear them while on the yacht may cause imbalance to the yacht and distract passengers, resulting in improper wearing of them.
  3. The captain, crew, and tour guides should check if the passengers are wearing the safety vest by the railing to the gangway. They should help those who are wearing the life vest improperly to wear them properly before allowing them to get onboard.

Tips When Sailing on the Yacht

  1. Passengers should be evenly distributed sitting on the deck or in the cabin. Standing up, walking around, or playing are discouraged.
  2. Please pay attention to the positions of the fire extinguishers, life safety board, buoys, and emergency exits, and the current of the lake water.
  3. Passengers should avoid gathering on one side of the deck when looking at the landscape, observing marine life, or watching birds to prevent the yacht from tipping and causing danger.
  4. Passengers must stay behind the railings when looking at the landscape and taking pictures to prevent the yacht from shaking and causing danger.
  5. Don’t throw any cigarette butts, trash, or plastic bags off the yacht. Don’t feed the fish.

Guidelines for Biking Around the Lake

Check the Bikes Before Departure

  1. Check the brakes: Check if the brakes are working properly. Become familiar with braking the front wheel and rear wheel.
  2. Check the tires: Check if the tire pressure is normal or not. Check if the tread patterns are worn out or not. Check that the tires are properly inflated.
  3. Check the seat: Check if the height of the seat is normal or not. Beginners are suggested to reach the ground with their feet.
  4. Check the gears: Check the gear system and become familiar with the operation of the gears.

 

 

Operate the Bike Correctly

  1. When biking, you must not take your hands away from the handles.
  2. When going downhill, avoid biking at a high speed. When braking, brake gradually instead of braking suddenly in one go.
  3. When biking uphill, change the gear before going up. Don’t try to change the gear when biking up a steep slope to avoid pulling your leg muscles, and damaging the gears.

 

 

Guide for Safety

  1. You must wear a safety helmet when riding a bike.
  2. It’s suggested that you slow down or stop by when looking at the landscape. When riding downhill, you should pay attention to avoid being distracted by looking at the landscape.
  3. You must obey the traffic rules, and slow down at junctions. Do not make any dangerous moves such as zigzags, turning suddenly, or others.
  4. Don’t ride when the road is slippery or when there is low visibility.
  5. Don’t take any passengers. When riding in a group, ride in a single row. Keep a safe distance of about two bikes between riders.
  6. Please allow pedestrians to go first.

Safety Tips

Cycling around the Sun Moon Lake has already become a popular low carbon activity there. However, there are many vehicles on the Lakeside Road. There are slopes and turns along Tai-21 A Provincial Expressway (Jiulong Kao- Yidashao-Toushe). It requires excellent cyclists to have excellent physical conditioning and technique to ride along it. Please prepare well before departure. The beautiful scenery and happy mood may distract you easily. Please be careful when riding along it.