The Guangao Workstation is located below Guangaoping, some 66 kilometers away from Luanda Forest Management Office on Junda Forest Road. While it was first established for logging businesses and that trucks could travel the whole 83 kilometers long Junda Forest Road, today logging is forbidden and the passable passage is only 32 kilometers long as subsequent sections have not been repaired.
The Guangao Workstation, which originally belonged to the forestry system, has become the Guangao Conservation Research Station of the Yushan National Park Management Office.
The ridgeline behind the Guangao Conservation Research Station is Guangaoping, which is called Hahaguo by the Bunun people, which means "low concave land", because it is a flat and broad saddle between Mount Batongguan and Mount Guangao.
In August 2009, Typhoon Morakot caused a serious collapse in the western section of the Batongguan Traversing Historic Trail. There were 4 collapsed spots on the road between Guangao and Batongguan. The Guangao workstation sank due to the collapse, and the building structure has been tilted and cracked. Hence, it is no longer suitable for mountaineers to stay over. On September 15, 2010, Yushan National Park Management Office announced that it is prohibited to use.
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