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“If you like history”

Beitou Hot Spring Museum
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Private Tour: Beitou Hot Springs and National Palace Museum in Taipei
Ranked #37 of 579 things to do in Taipei
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

The Beitou Hot Spring Museum (北投溫泉博物館) is Taiwan’s first public bath house. It was built by the Japanese in 1913 and was the biggest hot spring bath house in East Asia at the time. The entire building resembles an English country house. It has display historical relics and documents of sulfur mining etc...

Admission is free

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Reviewed January 30, 2012

not only the public hot spring but a famous spot of historic.

Thank Joey W
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Reviewed October 17, 2011

Is a quiet area with just a walkaround park where you can find geothermally heated groundwater, beside put your feet on some warm water, nothing much to see and do.

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Reviewed August 5, 2007

The Beitou (or Peitou) Hot Springs area is about 30 minutes from the Taipei Main Station MRT (subway). The subway is fast and efficient and probably the best way to get to the hot springs area. As soon as you're out of the MRT station, you could see and smell the sulfuric mist in the air. It's not a strong odor but gets stronger as you get closer to the source which is called "Hell's Valley" in English. It's about 15 minute walk from the station and the entrance fee to the park-like area is free. You can see and definately smell the water ibubbling up from the still active volcano below that heats up the water, which at times reaches boiling point. To get to the park, just follow the stream that flows through the Beitou Hot Springs Park to the entrance of the Hell's Valley. Along the way up, there is the public hot springs which is an outdoor hot springs. It's not big and it's open to everyone. You have three pool areas with cascading water from the top (hottest) to the lowest pool (warm). The cost (when I went in Aug 2007) was 80 Taiwanese dollar (about US$3). There is a locker area where you can put your belongings and a shower stall area which also converts into dressing area. You need to have your swimsuit to enter the water.

For the price you pay, it's worth every penny. Then again, I only paid $3. But highly recommend to just get a feel of hot springs experience. However, if you're looking for something a bit more luxurious and relxing, there are many hot springs hotels surrounding the park.

I didn't have the time to visit the museum but I heard it's a nice way to get an overview of the area and how it came about. It's a small wooden building on the way up to the Hell's Valley.

In total, I spent about 4 hours in the area. Probably don't need longer time unless you're visiting the hotels (spas) nearby.

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