Adventures in East Asia

Beitou Part 3 - Beitou Hot Spring Museum

With Hell Valley closed and having only spent an hour or so at the Beitou hot spring, Linh and I filled up some time at the Beitou Hot Springs Museum, which was free to enter.


The museum was previously a public bathhouse, built by the Japanese in 1913, and it was the biggest hot spring facility in East Asia at the time. In fact, the roman-style baths on the ground floor are still intact, but are for display only.


Exhibits within the building trace the history of hot springs in Taiwan as well as specifically in Beitou and visitors are able to explore the upper level to see the tatami-lined floors and Japanese-style construction.

The outer balcony remains accessible and provides decent views across the gardens beside the museum.


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