City Released Plans to Limit Visitors at Wutong Mountain
In a drafted plan released by the city urban management bureau, a visitor limit will be implemented at the Wutong Mountain scenic area during peak usage. Located in eastern Shenzhen Wutong Mountain have long been a popular hiking spot for local residents since it was upgraded into a national scenic area.
The plan is open for public comments, the measure is part of a comprehensive plan of the city to upgrade the area in the next twenty years. The scenic area is said to receive 14,500 visitors a day all through 2015, and will jump to 23,000 by 2030. By limiting visitors to the area will prevent overcrowding and damage to the ecology around the scenic area.
To give visitors better service the area will be divided in to eight parts, which include Fairy Lake Botanical Garden, Shenzhen reservoir and Donghu Park. Amenities such as a tourist service center, accommodation and dining facilities and medical centers will also be installed around Wutong Mountain.
Visitors used to take food, water and medication when going on hikes at the mountain adding to their burden. Placing service facilities around the scenic areas will free the hikers of the burden of bring these amenities allowing them to enjoy the hiking and climbing better. To further protect the environment visitors can tour the area using environmentally friendly vehicles. Facilities will follow a strict control of the number, assize and style of building in the area and an environmentally friendly construction is encouraged.
To further educate visitors, six educational centers will be building around the scenic areas that will teach visitors on local plants, wild animals and forestry along with a history of Shenzhen and Wutong Mountain.