After the area around Lianchitan is upgraded to a designated tourist area, regulations will be loosened, private investment will be introduced, and homestays will be opened.

(Photo by reporter Ge Youhao)

[Reporter Ge Youhao/Kaohsiung Report] The Ministry of Communications announced today (26th) that Kaohsiung City's "Love River Bank and the surrounding area of ​​Lianchi Lake" will be designated as a tourist area. Liu Shifang, a legislator who has long promoted the upgrading of Lianchi Lake as a designated tourist area, said that the ties can be loosened after the upgrade Laws and regulations, the introduction of private investment, and the establishment of homestays can be opened.

More than 2 years ago, the Kaohsiung City Government applied to the Tourism Bureau of the Ministry of Communications to designate tourist areas based on the two internationally renowned tourist attractions in the north and south of Kaohsiung - the banks of the Love River, the Lotus Pond and the surrounding areas. As a tourism brand, the Ministry of Communications finally announced today (26th) that the "Waterfront of the Love River and the Surrounding Area of ​​the Lianchi Lake" will be designated as tourist areas.

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In this regard, legislator Liu Shifang said that in the past two or three years, she has been striving to upgrade the surrounding areas of Lianchitan to a designated tourist area. After serving as a member of the Transportation Committee, she even arranged a survey two weeks ago. The time survey indicated that an announcement could be made before the end of the year.

Liu Shifang pointed out that after today's official announcement, it means that in the future, the city government can set up a cross-bureau team to coordinate the management and marketing of the Lianchitan tourist area, so as to avoid the dispersion of tourism planning among bureaus; it can also loosen regulations, introduce private investment, and open the establishment of homestays , to enhance the development of local tourism.

Liu Shifang expressed the hope that in the future, it will be included in the Jiancheng Project (the old city of Fengshan County), the Military Village Cultural Park, and the Banpingshan Park of Shoushan National Natural Park, so as to upgrade the cultural tourism resources to a more complete multiculturalism.

"Designate the area around Lianchitan as a tourist area", covering Haigong Road to the south and turning right to Cuihua Road, Wenning Street to Zhanqian Road and then Shengli Road, Chongde Road and Zuoying Road.

Including Lianchitan, Zhouzai Wetland, native botanical garden and other areas, the area is about 198.3 hectares.