Once upon a time this was the greatest mountain road Taiwan had to offer. If you rented a car to tour the island, this was one route that couldn’t be missed out. Sadly Typhoon Morakot caused a tremendous amount of damage and the road is currently closed.
Work to repair the road is ongoing and while we hope to see it reopen one day, given the vast scale of damage and the fact that no one lives up from Meishankou, it is hard to imagine that it ever will.
Currently it is closed to westward traffic from Meishankou, and only passable up to the Xiangyang Forest Recreation Area when heading up from the east coast.