Xinbeitou is one of the most famous and scenic hot spring areas in Taiwan. After exiting Xinbeitou station, you’ll find many wonderful surprises here around Xinbeitou.
Beitou Park Beitou Park is built in 1913 during the Japanese colonial period. It is the 11th city park of Taiwan, and the only Japanese-style park left in Taiwan. There is a duck pond inside the park. However, the duck head from the bronze statue has been stolen. The arched stone bridge is graceful and is the only one of its kind existing in Taiwan today.
Beitou Hot Springs Museum This class-three historic site introduces the history and development of Beitou, including the history of mining and hot springs. At one time, it was the biggest public bathhouse in South-eastern Asia; however, it was refurbished in 1998 and is now the Beitou Hot Springs Museum.
Geothermal Valley The head of the hot spring stream, Geothermal Valley, was given the beautiful name of "The Mist of Sulfur Hot Springs" during the Japanese colonial period, and it was considered one of the most scenic sites in Taiwan. It also has the nicknames "Hell Valley" or "Ghost Lake" due to the heat and the steaming. Due to the high temperatures of the hot springs, you may start to sweat just standing next to the valley. In earlier days, tourists cooked eggs or other kinds of food in the valley’s hot spring pools. However, due to concerns about contamination of the hot springs, cooking is now banned. Please don’t cook anything in the pools when you visit the Geothermal Valley.