[ 北投 ] 所謂的人間仙境 1/2

[ Beitou Green Sulfur Hotspring – 所謂的人間仙境]
有黃石公園的調調, 日本溫泉鄉的溫馨, 和台灣人的熱情.

Beitou is a northern and more “rural” district that’s still a part of Taipei City. It’s quite famous for its hotspring and during the Japanese occupation era, the business in this small area bloomed as a result of that. When you’re on your way to the place shown in the photo from the MRT Xinbeitou station, if you’d be to a hotspring town in Japan, you’d think you were in Japan! The…

great thing about visiting the attraction points here is that they’re all not very far away from one another. From the MRT station, it takes about 15 mins to walk to the furthest attraction point on the map – Thermal Valley (北投 地熱谷).


As you walk up to the Thermal Valley, you’ll pass by this public hotspring place.


Apart from the glamourous hotspring hotels that filled the area, you can also find these public hotsprings at a cheaper price.

Getting closer to the Thermal Valley.

 

Walking towards the boiling “lake”.


The color is gorgeous! But this pool maintains an average temperature of 90C. So it’s definitely not a place to enjoy a beautiful swim.


When there was a bit too much steam, you’d feel as if you were in some other-worldly space.


This is what it’ll look like from the distance on an average day.


Some old houses we saw on our way out of the valley.


We took a old and dark staircase to get to this street.
Looking back at the staircase.


This is a view of the valley we get from up there.

As we followed the small hotspring stream down the hill, we could see a lot of people coming down here to soak their feet in the hotspring water. It’s free anyway, why not? Right?!

The rocks are a bit unusual too. I mean apart from the sulfur remains.


Some bridges are very well done too. Notice there’s a old & out-of-repair stone bridge at the bottom left corner of the picture.

 

Flowing hotpspring water.

MORE TO COME!!!
– Beitou Hotspring Museum & Jungle Library Adventure

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