Beitou Hot Spring Resort (南豐天玥泉會館) is a large white sulphur hot spring in Beitou. It’s part of a modern complex containing a luxury hotel and dining facilities, as well as both private and public hot spring experiences. While it might not have the character of some older hot springs such as Kawayu Spa, it’s a convenient, clean and easy to enjoy experience.
The public hot spring contains a moderately hot and quite spacious hot spring bath, as well as a cold bath, jacuzzi, steam room and sauna. It’s all rather posh, as you would expect from a high-end hotel, and is a perfect way for groups to relax after a hike in Yangmingshan or elsewhere in Taipei. The bathing areas are separated between male and female, and visitors enter the baths without clothing after taking a shower.
Beitou Hot Springs Resort also has a large selection of hot spring rooms for private use, which is a better choice for those that are a bit shy about being naked in the public baths, or for couples that want to relax together. The rooms come with both a hot spring bath and a cold bath, as well as a private shower and relaxation area.
How to get there
From Xinbeitou Station, walk straight ahead to Beitou Park. Beitou Hot Spring Resort is one minute or so up Zhongshan Road, on the left hand side. Xinbeitou Station itself is accessible via a branch line of the Taipei Metro’s red line, and is not too far from Taipei Station (30 minutes, NT$50).
Hours and fees
Public bath: NT$520 on weekdays, NT$520 on weekends and holidays
Private bath: NT$1,180 on weekdays, NT$1,380 on weekends and holidays
Official website: tyq.com.tw