Wulai Hot Spring Township
Wulai Hot Spring Township
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The area

Neighborhood: Xindian / Wulai District
The Bitan Scenic Area with its beautiful mountains and rivers was one of the eight sceneries of Taiwan earlier on and was reputed as the “little red cliff” due to its steep cliffs on the west bank. If you enjoy wandering through this area by bike, there are well established surrounding riverside cycling paths. One may also boat on Bitan in paddle boats which are also quite pleasant. If you are tired and would like to take some rest, why not set foot in feature restaurants on the east bank and comfort your soul with great food and beautiful scenery with an air of romance. The neighboring Wulai is one of the few districts in Northern Taiwan with indigenous culture. You can visit the Atayal Museum for the history and culture of indigenous people, or go for an in-depth indigenous tribal life experience and enjoy unique totems and architecture. The area is famous for its hot springs and cherry blossoms. Visit in spring to bask in the color of cherry blossoms, and experience hot springs in winter to warm the body and heart. Don’t miss the old street if you enjoy shopping and buying. If you want to stand closer to nature, the different appearance of Wulai Waterfall from time to time from trickling to overwhelming will capture your heart.

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919DISAPPOINTEDGUEST
Singapore, Singapore944 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Couples
It s simple and interesting to travel by public mrt n bus, look up the web on Taipei attraction for bus nos. n mrt line to connect to make this day trip.

After one half hr of bus trip u arrive at Wulai bus terminus where everyone will alight. Then walk forward to the hot springs township straight ahead. It is not difficult as everyone is walking towards it. Once u r in the township there r rows of shop houses selling yummy Taiwanese food to snacks and lots of Hot spring spas r welcoming u. I missed the "golden" tea eggs that was brewed for hours in tea and other special ingredients that giv u that flavourful hard boiled egg taste that Taiwian is v proud of. It is a souvenir gift u can get for friends and relatives. Take your pick to their Taiwanese meals fm soup to variouus stir fried vegs to their young succulent bamboo shoots which is v well cooked and there is no smell unlike those that r cooked in Thailand. The porky pig and innards have various stores and o coz not forgetting the famous sausages that r sold, however it is more sweet than savoury but crunchy. Disapptd no one sold mee sua here w its plum fresh oysters with its special broth. The best I had was at the Chinese temple sold by a elderly woman not the famous one at Ximenting which innards r still tough. With a satisfied tummy it is time to walk pass the bridge and take in the scenic spots and photoshoot. Then just follow the trail up the slopes up to find the Wulai Falls that s very refreshing and good spot for photoshoot against the green foliage and mountainuous background. While strolling along u ll c people enjoying the public hot springs which is free. Those lower r spas where u hv to pay. Then u ll c a totem pole and quite alot of stray dogs though. At the upper station u can wait for the cucu train to take u up further to have a breathtaking view of Wulai and of course there r some tourist shops for sourvenirs and there is a haunted house w a i t i n g for u if u r game.

After a wonderful leisure scenic and relaxing trip n photoshoot u repeat your descent leisurely and slowly feeling v refreshed and satisfied having nature recuperate your tired soul.

Worthwhile refreshing trip ..... pl enjoy it as I did v much on my Taipei trip.
Written July 2, 2014
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only1invillage
London329 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Couples
Located literally on the river, this is open air, local bathing at its best. It is free and very public. Mostly old people go here and I ddin't see any westerners here. There is a little collection of pools and a foot pool. A few metal change rooms, but apart from that it's all very basic. The pools do get drained and cleaned daily though with a good big broom. Some locals just swam in the river, it was a bit too hot to enjoy hot springs in September (it was 32 degrees celcius most days!) but maybe in winter!
Written October 2, 2014
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Hang C
Kagawa Prefecture, Japan35 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013 • Friends
Wulai is really a small town, good for a day trip from Taipei.
It is fairly easy to reach here. You need to take mrt to Xindian station and board bus 849 right outside the station. THe whole trip can be covered by Easycard.
There are not many things to do.
I went to Wulai Fall, which is average but according to the local, it is the most impressive fall in the area... It is ok for a short nice stroll around the area and ideal for a short break from city.
You can find many places offering hot springs and aboriginal food. The bamboo sticky rice is a must-eat. I would also recommend the mountain veggie and chicken.
There are many food street in Wulai old street ranging from almond soy bean, hot springs eggs, taro ball...
In all, I wouldnt recommend to stay here overnight
Written January 5, 2014
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traveliteasia
Tokyo, Japan11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Couples
This town was easy to get to by bus. I've been there twice with my bf (flew into Taipei and took a bus / taxi to get to Wulai / back to Taipei). It took around 45 minutes one way. We like the place as it's not as well known/visited as Beitou. First time we did a day trip, the second time we did an overnight stay.

There is a hot spring area down the river where locals enjoy a bit of bathing and banter amongst themselves. You can just dip your feet or taking a proper bathe in the hot spring pools and then you can enjoy the cool water in the river. It's quite a nice experience.

We walked around to just enjoy the nature in this town. The town does have some touristy elements which we weren't too keen on (the food stalls for instance) - generally food-wise the options weren't great.
Written August 29, 2017
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Karsten S
Geldrop, The Netherlands12 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
Unfortunately the government recently destroyed the hot springs because of the danger when bathing next to the unpredictable river. All entrances are closed, but you can still make it to the hot springs via a small improvised path. You won’t find the nice springs anymore but only small improvised baths made of plastic foil by the locals.
Written October 28, 2018
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knick_81
Singapore, Da Ee Salam, Singapore85 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Family
It is recommended to take a dip in the hot pool which the locals had setup for. The reason that they have this free public pools are due to the opening of various commercial hot spring resorts or hotel just opposite the public hot spring.
The locals complained to local authorities they why they need to pay for mother nature given. Hence they are allowed to build individual pools and foot pool along the Wulai river. The pools are well maintained by the locals, they are washing the pools when i was there. The pool which i visited is the one inside the river. It is hot but it was regulated with cold mountain streamwater. After 15mins of hot dip, i jumped into the cold river for the cold dip. The feeling after the hot spring experience is great. There is no need for nudity. Just bring your shorts/bikini to enjoy this. Most important of all, the hot spring does not smell (No sulfuric smell). Highly recommended.
Written May 3, 2017
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Lucy L
Montclair, NJ110 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016
It is the perfect two days getaway from Taipei. It's only 45 min ride away Taipei City.
I had a group of 4 and took a cab from Taipei city, it only cost us 1200NT = 38 USD.
We only stayed for one night and there was plenty to do for short two days. We walked from the old street area up to the cable cart, it's about 45 min to hour walk depends on your speed. The view is amazing and the water is super clear. The walk back down is much faster. Your fare to cable cart includes entrance fee to a semi carnival at the other end of the waterfall. I didn't get the chance to go, just took the cable and rest for a bit and head back down since it was already 5PM and getting dark. The hot spring water is amazing. No smell and doesn't leave your skin sticky.
Written January 4, 2017
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akahearoltz
Normal, IL31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Friends
LOVED the views of the river, waterfall, and mountains. Great ride up and plenty of things to do including: food, performances, archery, rowboats, wishes, AND MORE!!!!!!!!
Written July 21, 2014
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Ah_Ting80
Singapore, Singapore73 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Friends
We came here for the hot spring basically.
Its an old town.
Its less crowded here compare to the city.
You get to soak in the nature.
We went up to the Wu Lai Waterfall and just spend a few mins sitting there enjoying the sound and sight of the fall. We felt relaxed.
Written June 22, 2014
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EveT205
Singapore, Singapore937 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
U are going to be spoilt for choices! But no big brand names here, all are local homestays. The rooms come with views facing the streams, some are for rent during the day or you may stay overnight.
Written January 6, 2020
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