Taiwan is said to be the hot spring capital of the world with its 128 natural springs across the region.
It has various types of springs, including hot springs, mud springs and seabed springs. The hot springs culture in Taiwan is affected greatly by Japanese culture.
Beitou hot spring, which contains a lot of sulphur, is the most famous one in Taiwan for its natural resource and beautiful scenery. A Japanese built the first hot spring hotel in Beitou in 1896. The long history of Beitou hot spring ensures that resorts there offer various services, such as spa and food.
There is also a Beitou hot spring museum, which displays a wide range of information and history.
The hot spring is in the northwest part of Taipei city and easily reachable by Taipei Metro Rapid Transit (MRT).
A special spring in a suburb of Taipei city, named Lengshueikeng, has water that reaches about 40 C.
Its temperature is lower than the other three hot springs in the Yangmingshan area, where temperatures are about 100 C.
The water at Lengshueikeng spring is called the milk pool as it has the color of milk.
Travelers can use Taipei MRT travel to Jiantan and transfer to the No 15 bus.
Jhihben hot spring is famous for the incredible mountain views. Visitors can enjoy the natural outdoor spa. Water there is carbonated and temperature can reach 100 C, which can help stimulate metabolism.
Jhihben is 17 km from Taitung city.
Travelers can take the train and get off at Jhihben Station and take a taxi to Jhihben hot spring.