"Chihpen Hot Springs" Chih-pen by kenmerk

Chih-pen Travel Guide: 5 reviews and 7 photos

Chihpen Hot Springs is one of the most popular hot spring resort in Taiwain. And so, it is also one of the most crowded. There are scads of hotels along the valley of the Jrben river, so finding accomodations is not difficult. .

The hot springs are fine, but to get away from the crowds, there are two directions you can head:

Just south of town is Le-san (Happy Mountain). Bai-Yui Waterfall is about a 1 KM hike up this hill, and further on up, there are great views of the Jrben Valley, and of the Pacific Ocean.

The scenery is even better if you head west from town, up into the river valley. Go couple of kilometers past the tourist center, and on the right side you will find a new outdoor hot spring area that is now under development. From here there is an access trail down to the river.

As you hike up along the riverbed, you will find the scenery gets better and better. There are many places to wade/swim, and even a small waterfall that is perfect for an outdoor shower.

  • Last visit to Chih-pen: Oct 2002
  • Intro Written Oct 30, 2003
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  • herzog63's Profile Photo
    Nov 24, 2003 at 5:03 AM

    Seems like a nice place to relax!!

  • tpangelinan's Profile Photo
    Nov 23, 2003 at 7:28 AM

    Wow great opennig photo Ken! Very nice page, good info! Love the waterfall. :o)

  • Guantanamera's Profile Photo
    Nov 19, 2003 at 12:54 AM

    What about a coffee table book on waterfalls...??

  • manuelEB's Profile Photo
    Nov 18, 2003 at 4:48 AM

    Sir: You are making of a Taiwan something that "sounds like a nice destination thanks for sharing". Now, what is a "destination thanks for sharing" is still a secret.PS: Chich-PEN. Inkfalls instead of waterfalls?

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Nov 18, 2003 at 2:47 AM

    A great looking area! Nice combo of forested mountains, river valley and great views! Excellent page!

  • andal13's Profile Photo
    Nov 4, 2003 at 8:34 AM

    Nice place, especially the waterfalls... Even their names are beautiful...

  • jenniferchin's Profile Photo
    Nov 2, 2003 at 12:43 AM

    Hmmmmm ... night time hot soaks (even in a hotel) sounds so relaxing !!

  • Ro_Han's Profile Photo
    Oct 31, 2003 at 12:55 AM

    Yeah, paragliding seems to be fun, would love to try it!! : ) Why can you travel sooooooo much?????? :P

  • Geisha_Girl's Profile Photo
    Oct 30, 2003 at 10:15 PM

    Ken, you can't lead a gal to a "White Jade Waterfall" and just leave her hanging! The Gods just won't stand for it !!! Now tell me.......what exactly goes on behind those waterfalls? ;-)))

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