when in Taiwan, make sure to visit hot springs and it's museum in Beitou (Taipei) it is very accessible by Metro train. from Taipei Main STation metro train if will only take 27 mins to reach XinBeitou (city of Beitou). From the MRT station, you can walk going to the museum, along the way, you can check out the Ketagalan cultural center, some parks with lakes, temple, Plum house, and public hot spring bath, most of all the THERMAL valley which is just few mins walk to from the museum .
The museum is so nice and free entrance, there's this traditional tatami matted floor at the 2nd floor, a traditional Japanese room, at the GF, they have preserved the old bath house, you can also check some photos of a Japanese general, Geisha (which is very pretty), you can also talk to a Japanese person there for some more infos about the Japanese occupation in the old times.
after learning things about hot spring, you might want to enjoy it for real by visiting the nearest hot spring bath house Millenium Hot Spring (this only cost 40NT$/person/entrance).
a must visit, ENJOY!!!
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