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“Interesting but not for me”
Review of Beitou Hot Spring

Beitou Hot Spring
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Yangmingshan National Park and Hot-Spring Half-Day Tour from Taipei
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Private Tour: Beitou Hot Springs and National Palace Museum in Taipei
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

Perhaps we traveled here during a poor choice of season, as it was unbearably hot and humid--obviously a dip in a HOT spring would not be the first on my mind. However, we were interested in the history and what nature had to offer us tourists. The hot springs it self were quite beautiful, and to my surprise the waters flowed clean and clear. However, there were a few springs that were closed off, and looked more dirty. The public hot spring area was filled with patrons taking a dip, and this was on a week day during the month of June, mind you!

We didn't dare join them in the bath, due to several reasons. The main reason being health reasons and unsanitary conditions. Sure, the human body can tough through many bacteria, and only very few can survive the high temperatures of hot spring water, but it is not a guarantee. In addition, it is quite dangerous for pregnant women, young children, those with a heart condition, or those elderly or frail, and also directly affects male fertility. I did not see any signs indicating these concerns, but it is worth being aware if you are not already.

If I were to visit again, I would prefer to make a reservation at a hotel to experience the hot spring water in the privacy and comfort of my own room with a proper bathroom and shower.

Thank Tristelle
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

Dear SFers:

Visited end of May 2013, weather was super hot (80F everyday)
Stayed at Royal Season Hotel, behind the Valley and it's 5 mins walk away from the Thermal Valley.
It's Free, come early, they open the gate at 9.30am

My eyes lit up just to see them. It's not a public bath area, this is just for viewing. You'd be burned if you tried to go there anyway. lol.
This place is not as crowded as Atami, the ones in Japan.
A bit smelly, but whatever, it is a sulphuric water.
Bring your own cold water to cool down.

Use white t-shirt to make sure you're not overheated or bring your own small towel to wipe down the sweat. the place deserve to be called Hell Valley. lol.
It's amazing place to be.. unfortunately I can't stay outside too long... it's too hot.
Lots of Japanese tourist, because this place was once under Japanese influence and lots of prostitution history in the past.

They have a souvenirs shops. The only local memorable thing that is worth to buy for me was the wooden post card with cute cartoon drawing to help me remember about this place.

Thank j34nn3
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

Always visit beitou for a hot spring experience when you are in Taipei, it will leave you feeling really refreshed. It takes a lot of walking to get to the hotels at the top if you want a better (and more expensive) experience, my advice is to check with the hotels in advance if there is any shuttle service. This will save you the trouble of walking up.

Thank chococraze
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Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

Definitely worth spending a day or more in Beitou. The hot springs are a miraculous sight and the town is purpose built around this. Visit the museum, The library, public baths and the very spectacular Beitou thermal valley. Very hot steam from the surface of the water and a strong sulphur smell.
A soak in the hot springs is highly recommended.

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Reviewed June 12, 2013

Great a place to while away a few hours with the locals. Surprisingly affordable and very much worth it.

The whole area is good for hiking and has multiple sites worth visiting.

Thank MastaBaba
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