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  • A travel guide for the hot springs of Beitou in Taipei

  • Taiwan. The hot spring town of Beitou was originally developed during the Japanese

  • colonial period

  • in the Fifties it was a big red light district. But in the Eighties it was

  • cleaned up by the Taiwanese government

  • and is now a great place to come enjoy nature and enjoy the beauty

  • of the natural hot springs. To get to Beitou take the MRT red line to the

  • Beitou station and then transfer to Shin Beitou.

  • You'll know you're near the hot springs at this station cause you can already

  • smell the sulfur smell.

  • The MRT has a special train on the red line that goes back and forth between

  • Beitou and Shin Beitou.

  • You'll know it's the right train because it's got hot spring characters

  • on the outside

  • this is the only hot springs subway car I know of in Taipei.

  • The inside of the train is special too. Featuring historical videos,

  • tables that look like bathtubs, and a nature car. Once you arrive at Xin Beitou station

  • you'll be greeted by some hot spring art of some little white characters

  • enjoying the hot springs. The main tourist attractions are all within an easy

  • walking distance

  • of Xin Beitou station. And there are plenty of signs along the way to guide you on.

  • To the Hot Springs - This Way!

  • In addition to signs there are also plenty of maps.

  • Seems like one every block or so,

  • There's even signs to tell you where all the hotels are.

  • About a 10 minute walk past the station is the entrance to the Beitou Thermal Valley

  • The source of that smelly hot spring water.

  • You'll know you'll be heading the right way cause the smell will get stronger.

  • come on here we go here we go Saito derives its name from the Aboriginal

  • word for witches cauldron

  • company you can see here the hot spring looks a little bit like

  • a witch's cauldron with the steam coming off the witch's brew

  • this is the hot spring water and the temperature about water

  • is between eighty to a hundred degrees Celsius

  • and between us k love 8 the 10 on the smelly scale

  • the specialty when that steam blows up on you

  • and hot temperatures that water make this area even hotter

  • particularly when the steamboat this way so pick a cool day or a windy day to

  • come

  • the only thing to know if the water looks a little bit green and that's

  • because this is a green us all for hot spring

  • it's wonderful way to in the world it interesting looking down into the hot

  • spring

  • the face up the hot spring underneath the water

  • has these little craters in valleys almost looks a little bit like

  • the face of the moon spring water flows through the streams the Middletown

  • it turns everything green that it touches including the rocks below

  • the water that flows out of the hospital in closing this stream downhill

  • almost to the MRT station the town is roughly divided on either half up this

  • spring running downhill

  • but if you call this a long you know you'll be headed either towards the hot

  • spring

  • or toward the MRT there's a number of other cool attractions along the stream

  • check them out as you walk down the hill from the geothermal Valley you can visit

  • the plum garden

  • a first-order Japanese mention originally built in the nineteen

  • thirties

  • we can see how life was here in the hot spring town

  • to keep the peel have a Japanese house they actually have you change

  • out have your shoes into providing shoppers

  • they don't quite fit size 14 but

  • a do feel wholly and if you come during Taiwan's national day

  • around October 10 might even get a free flag

  • like I did K taiwan National Day

  • just below the plum garden just wanna be toast public baths

  • the millennium hot springs for the low low price of forty new Taiwan dollars

  • you can go in and enjoy the hot spring

  • just down the hill from the millennium bath is the big toe hot spring museum

  • at this actually used to be the site up the first public bath and 80

  • now a museum to admission to the house during the day or screamed

  • you also have to pick up your shoes and transfer his slippers here too

  • when it was built in 1913 this was the biggest bathhouse in all other East Asia

  • and although the exterior has a very western appearance the interior

  • is definitely Japanese particularly here the lobby

  • with the tatami mats for you can still several acts like one of the people who

  • enjoy this bath house

  • over a hundred years ago stop by the veto branch of the Taipei Public Library

  • to see taiwan's first

  • green library and one of the most ego friendly buildings

  • in all the East Asia it's also considered to be the most beautiful

  • library

  • in Taiwan and finally to learn a little bit about the taiwanese indigenous

  • culture

  • you can visit the cultural center have free admission to the museum a couple

  • for CDC part:

  • from the aboriginals

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    yyeh posted on 2015/01/13
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