Five Wild Hot Springs in Taiwan

Take a dip surrounded by nature in one of these Taiwan hot spring.

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Hiking in Taiwan: Forest Trails, Hot Springs, and Riding the Rails in Taipingshan

How to make the most of your trip to Taipingshan, a hidden germ in Yilan, Taiwan, where you can wander through primeval forest.

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Autumn in Taipei: Calendar of Good Times

There’s never a bad time to visit Taipei, but when the weather cools and the culture flows, autumn might just be the best season of all to see what the city has to offer.

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Cool dip: a quick guide to cold springs in Taiwan

You’ve heard of hot springs, but did you know Taiwan also has springs you can cool off in when the mercury is rising?

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Belle of the Zhiben Hot-Spring Ball The Hotel Royal Chihpen

Words by Rick Charette Let’s spend a little time getting to know a place with a legitimate claim to being Taiwan’s premier hot-spring resort hotel. When the Japanese controlled Taiwan as a colony from 1895 to 1945, they transplanted their love of genteel mineral-spring soaking to the island. A distinctive Taiwanese hot-spring culture then bubbled…

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Four Taipei Hot Spring Getaways

When summer ends in Northern Taiwan, air conditioners turn off and windows are opened. And though this year has been unusually balmy – not just in Taiwan but around the world – we’re all pretty sure that we can settle in for at least a few months of cool to cold weather here on the Beautiful Island before the plum rains of spring again give way to another blistering summer (air conditioners on, windows closed).

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