Xinbeitou Hot Springs Area
Taipei City’s northernmost district, Beitou rised as a hot spring destination in 1896. Three distinct types of spring can be found here, including green sulfur, white sulfur, and iron sulfur. Bathing facilities are equally varied, with everything from traditional Japanese-style bathhouses to fashionably modern spas catering to day-trip and overnight visitors. Apart from the springs, there are plenty of other attractions in Xinbeitou to reward repeat visitors.
How to get here:
Take MRT to Xinbeitou station and there are quite a lot hot springs store. It is recommended to book online and some would provide the free shuttle bus.
Yangmingshan Hot Spring Area
Yangmingshan’s hot springs are mostly white sulphur springs, followed by blue sulphur springs. Most of the springs are located on the west side of Shamao Mountain, and therefore bathhouses are many in that area. Yangminshan National Park, Lengshuikeng, Macao and Gengzieng are the three other places to take hot spring baths. Due to frequent volcano activities, the minerals contained in each spring are different. That is, each hot spring is unique in water quality and temperature.
For instance, the water of Lengshuikeng is milky white. Its temperature is rather low, at around 40 Celsius degrees, hence the name in Chinese, meaning “cold water pit.” Macao’s hot spring water is 70-75 Celsius degrees and Gengziping’s can reach 90 Celsius degrees.
How to get there:
Take MRT to Shipei Station (red line) Exit 1 and cross the road to take bus
Bus stop is right in front of KFC. Take 508, s8 or 535 to Xinyi Road. There are lots of hot spring store.
around 250 – 500 per person
Jiaoxi Hot Spring Area
The hot springs of Jiaoxi (Jiaosi) are fed by pure and clean water at a temperature range of 22 to 33 degrees centigrade. The water is rich in iron, manganese, magnesium, calcium and other trace elements making it perfect for the irrigation usage.
How to get there:
Take MRT to taipei city hall station. There is a bus terminal at Exit 2.
Take Bus to Jiaoxi. It only takes around 1.5 hour to go to Jiaoxi.