In his hand are the depths of the earth;
the heights of the mountains are his also.
The sea is his, for he made it,
and his hands formed the dry land.
PSALM 95: 4-5 ESV
To be amazed by one of Taiwan’s Natural Wonder, Beitou Thermal Valley Hot Spring (Hell Valley) should definitely be part of your Itinerary. From Taipei Main Station, this site is easily accessible via train or bus. Near the station and before you walk towards the spring, there are restaurants around and milk tea stores.
HOW TO GO:
VIA MRT. Take the Red line train to Beitou ( Approx 30 mins ride). Transfer to Xinbeitou Line ( 2 mins Ride), Alight station and then walk around 10-15 mins to Thermal Valley.
COST: NT$50.00 | DURATION: 1 hour.
Via Bus. From Taipei Main Station, walk towards Tai Tapei Station, ride BUS 539 (7 Stops to Shuang Lian Market) then walk towards Min Sheng Xi Rd. intersection and take BUS 266 for a 40 mins bus ride. Get off from Beitou Park and walk towards the Thermal Valley.
COST: NT$45.00 | DURATION: 1 hour and 4 mins.
From jump off point, you need to walk uphill so I suggest that you wear comfortable shoes.
Along the way, you will see the Beitou Spring.
Now, here’s the landmark to the entrance.
OPENING HOURS/ENTRANCE FEE:
Time: 9:00 – 17:00 ( 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM)
Open: During Weekends and Holidays
Closed: During Monday, Lunar New Year’s Eve and Lunar New Year’s Day.
Entrance Fee: None
BEITOU THERMAL VALLEY
Located at the depression formed between Wenquan Road and Zhongshan Road in Beitou, this geothermal spring is a 3500 square meters in size. Its has a temperature of 65°C and 100°C and is the hottest spring in Datun Volcano Group. The strong scent of the spring is caused by green sulfur erupted from a natural cauldron. This also caused the jade like appearance of the spring.
It is said the the green sulfur spring has healing effects. Therefore, it is available for users in Xinbeitou and Beitou Public hot Spring.
Before, tourist are allowed to boil eggs here but for safety reasons and preservation of the spring, fences are placed around.
After your tour, you can buy eggs outside boiled in the spring for NT$10.00 It really taste good!
The eerie, surreal and mesmerizing view of the steam rising from the spring is a great reason for you to visit this place. I highly recommend it. 🙂
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