Adventures in East Asia

Beitou Part 2 - Hell Valley

In Beitou, we wanted to check out the fantastically-named Hell Valley which is the area's most famous site. Hell Valley comprises a pool containing scalding hot water that can reach boiling point temperature.


We were looking forward to viewing a bubbling, steaming pool, dangerous enough to have once scalded a visitor to death, who unfortunately fell in during the mid-1990's.

Following the directions however led us past what was previously the entrance and to a road up above, from which we could overlook the pool of death. It turned out that the entrance was actually gated off (signs in Taiwanese) since Hell Valley was closed - how long for we didn't know. We expressed our realisation and disappointment in the video below...

Perhaps another season (possibly in Winter) would be a better time to visit Hell Valley.

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