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Beitou Hot Spring Museum, Taipei

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The largest bathhouse in this part of the world at the time it was built, Beitou Hot Spring Museum invites you to start exploring the rich history and culture of Beitou’s hot springs. A Japanese magistrate built the Victorian-style building with a Japanese interior in 1913. The red brick first floor houses the original public baths, where a large central pool, elegantly decorated with stained glass windows, was reserved for male customers only. In a niche in front of its entrance, see a giant piece of "hokutolite" or Beitou stone--a precious mineral with healing properties. The wooden second floor features a tatami lobby and several exhibition areas, including a multimedia auditorium where you can watch an educational video about the museum. The view from the balcony explains why in the 1970s, Beitou was known as the Taiwanese Hollywood. Put Beitou Hot Spring Museum into our Taipei vacation planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Taipei.
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  • The most popular place for travelers in Taipei is to find the sea in a matter of hours, in addition to the price of their own shopping meals. Mountain View, even the warm spring! No mistake is the warm spring, do not go to the mountain of the horse trough, you can take a Czech Republic of freshwater line on the way to arrive. The Beitou Wen Quan Museum records the history of Beitou and is worth a trip!
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  • Take your shoes off the indoor tour. There was once the home and go along tiled bath, felt nostalgic. Staff is friendly and helpful.
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  • It will stay for about 15 minutes. I think places because I think visiting this building but I feel a subdued... come to this area, in particular, tourism
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  • I didn't realize Taiwan has an interesting and somewhat intriguing hot spring history until I visited this museum. There's plenty of stories about the Japanese introducing the benefits of hot springs to the locals, and how they built and maintained the needed infrastructure. Most of the museum exhibits have English descriptions. The museum is housed in a beautiful colonial-style building amid gardens and hot spring spas. The open air sections of the museum were uncomfortably warm during my visit one summer afternoon and the electric fans didn't help much. Admission is free.
  • After taking off your shoes, you can enter for free and enjoy the short visit. Relevant information about the japanese influence on the hot spring culture. Worth a look before having a bath!
  • Nice building in a splendid location. Only complaint is the insistence on wearing slippers (that don't fit!)
  • very historical building. good area to walk around, weekend is no good. overly crowded.
  • Want to learn a bit about this area's development, come here for a short visit. Like the structure! Free admission!

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