Beitou Hot Springs Beitou has been well known for its natural resources and wonderful scenery for a long period of time. Since the Qing Dynasty, Beitou has been well known for the extraction of sulphur, which is the main component of the Beitou Hot Spring. Beitou Hot Spring facilities were developed while Taiwan was under Japanese Imperial Rule. At that time, the Japanese were very fond of hot springs and regarded them as a way of healing diseases. As time progressed, Beitou Hot Spring has developed into one of the popular leisure attractions in Taiwan. Located in Taipei City, Beitou features public hot spring pools and a great number of hot spring resorts and hotels. Due to the local belief that the hot spring is able to heal a variety of physical pain (such as arthritis, muscle soreness, chronic dermatitis etc), Beitou hot springs had become increasingly popular. It is now one of the major hot spring areas in Taiwan. Recommendations Public hot spring pools TWD40 With Swimming Suit Opening Hours: 5:30-7:30 8:00-10:00 10:30-13:00 13:30-16:00 16:30-19:00 19:30-22:00 Directions: Walk from LongStay Taipei for 5 minutes Comment: There are 4 hot spring pools and 2 cold pools with very good spring quality. The price is so cheap therefore I would recommend this one. 瀧乃湯 TWD100 No Swimming Suit Opening Hours: 06:00~21:00 (latest in before 20:30) Directions: Walk from LongStay Taipei for 5 minutes Comment: This hot spring is over 100 years old. When Japan ruled Taiwan whenever Japanese prince visits Taiwan he goes here. There are 2 hot spring pools with very good spring quality. The environment is very old therefore not very comfortable. If you want to image you are Japanese price you may give here a try. 百樂匯(Broadway hotel) TWD280 No Swimming Suit Opening Hours: 10:00~22:00 Directions: Walk from LongStay Taipei for 5 minutes Comment: There are hot spring pools and cold spring pools. Hot spring is in hotel so the environment is very clean. The spring quality is very good. Go in hot spring and cold in turns makes you feel very comfortable and sleepy. It is very good for your health and circulation.