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Beitou Hot Spring, Taipei

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Hot Spring Nature / Park
Beitou Hot Spring serves as a relaxing haven rid of noise and traffic. You can reach the site via car, bus, or the metro system's red line, which goes to the city outskirts. The popular area offers many attractions to explore, including an eco-friendly public library, hot springs museum built in 1913, a jade-colored pool sunken into a crater, and a public bath house. Enjoy the open and inviting spas, where the hot spring pools get hotter as you go farther up the steps. You can also visit many traditional restaurants serving delicious Taiwanese meals. Use our Taipei holiday planner to visit Beitou Hot Spring on your trip to Taipei, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • I lived in Taiwan in the early '70's and came back to look at these hot springs. I remember a village with people cooking eggs in the hot water and nice surroundings. Today the springs are surrounded ...  more »
  • We wanted to experience the hot springs since this is a volcanic geothermal island. Our guide brought us to the Beitou Hot Springs, on the outskirts of metro Taipei. We toured the public bath museum b...  more »
  • Nice experience to have outdoor hot spring in mix pool. But it's good that can wear swimming suit. There's locker for keep you stuff. All are cheap, value to try.  more »
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  • It was an interesting experience, fairly cheap but be warned they are super particular on what you can wear. We all ended up buying $12.00 trunks, basically if your attire isn't like spandex/Speedo material they won't let you in. I didn't care, as they ended up a souvenir for myself. Lockers provided were like $0.50, not at all a big deal. Shower before you enter, the water is cold but you can take a hot shower for like $0.20 if you care. If you have long hair, put it up on top of your head in an elastic. There were six pools, ranging from very cold to extremely hot. Take your time and gradually go up, wash your feet using the before you enter each pool using the pots provided. To cool off, gradually go back down or sit on a bench for a few minutes. It was a very relaxing experience, it helped a tonne after all the walking we did. If you go there I recommend visiting. Not sure what the negative comments about urination and defecation in the pools was about, definitely not our experience.
  • Eh... Go on a weekday, you'll encounter old crabby people after 4pm. Line up outside to get in. Everyone must wear skin tight bathing suits... No idea why... Bring your own towel. hot water shower, blow dryer, bathing suit water extractor is all coin operated. If you have the extra money, go to a hotel to do the hot water bath.
  • Hell on earth. This is the worst review I've written on here. Called them and they said that I should come with my own swim shorts. I go there, pay for entry, get in and put my things in the locker. Then someone comes and says I can't use my swim shorts and that I have to buy one of their ridiculous looking ones for $15. I try to explain that I'm already wearing swim shorts and they say that it's not the kind they wear in Taiwan. Fair enough. I ask for a refund. They say no refunds. I was about to actually buy the swim shorts since it took me almost an hour to get here, UNTIL... I notice that the place is full of old men pissing in the hot springs. The place smells of urine, is supremely overcrowded, and... well... don't waste your time here and go elsewhere. I left the place completely disappointed. And I'm generally super optimistic and cheery. Enjoy the piss water if that's your thing, but not much else here. I would post a picture, but they allowed no photography. Maybe people don't want to be seen pissing in the water. Someone told me that some people poop in the water, also. I'll take it all as a sign that it just wasn't meant to be. Thank God I didn't step foot in there. Onwards!
  • It is indeed a cheap place, you get what you pay for. No water fountains inside, buy from attendant expensive. Need swim trunks. Full of old people. Water does not seem too clean and the water is very very hot. Not a place for young ladies.
  • If you have more budget, my advise is pay for more to others to gain a nicer experience than here. If you just want to have a try or surrounded by a Taiwanese cultural u still can have a try at here. I just felt not so comfortable as surrounded by lots of old folks and they will tell you what you should do and what you shouldn't do. Btw, the costume was quite strict to the boy as they must wear swimming shorts or else you cant get in still the pool.