"Steamy Valley and Old Bathouse" Beitou Hot Springs Tip by Orchid

Beitou Hot Springs, Taipei: 22 reviews and 37 photos

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      Tatami Room, Hot Springs Museum
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      Bridging the Thermal stream
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The Beitou hot springs are easily reached form central Taipei by the very efficient metro. Take a train to Beitou (on the Danshui line), change trains for a shuttle to Xinbeitou.

First visit the Hot Springs Museum in the old Japanese Bathhouse (free, with complimentary slippers), with tatami rooms upstairs and the old bathhouse (like a roman bath) downstairs. The old house is surrounded by gardens and overlooked by the modern Beitou Library. Note - closed Mondays

It is a pleasant walk uphill along the hot stream, under shady trees and terraces, across bridges which cross and recross the waters which once supplied the bathhouse toward 'Hell Valley', a geothermal area which appeared to be closed on our visit.

Address: Zhongshan Rd., Beitou District
Directions: Take MRT on Danshui line(捷運淡水線) to Xinbeitou MRT station(新北投捷運站) directly.
Phone: (02)2893-9981
Website: http://www.taipeisprings.org.tw/english/scenic/hotspring-museum.htm

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  • Updated Apr 20, 2013
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