Taiwan offers the perfect solution for anyone wanting
to relax and recharge their mind and body- naturally.
There are many geothermal hot springs throughout Taiwan.
The warm waters of these springs, heated and charged
by the earth's own energy, are believed to soothe,
revitalize and reinvigorate the body.
* geothermal (a) 地熱的
* soothe (v) 使平靜，安慰
* revitalize (v) 使獲得新生；使復興；使恢復生機（或元氣）
* reinvigorate (v) 振興
Some of these springs have been diverted into bathhouses and health
spaswhere the waters can be enjoyed in pools and private bathrooms,
and other traditional treatments are also offered.
Others remain completely natural, in forests and alongside rivers,
and are ideal spots to relieve tired muscles on a long hike through
The nearest springs to Taipei are at Beitou-accessible on the main
MRT line. Visitors can see the source of the springs in the bubbling
sulfur of Hell Valley, then visit the Bathhouse Museum,
an original spa once used by the Japanese- including World War
two Kamikaze pilots who were given a luxurious break at Beitou
before being sent on their final missions.
*sulfur (n) 硫磺
Nine rules for bathing hot springs
1.Take a shower before bathing in hot springs to maintain the
cleanliness of the water.
2.Women should avoid bathing in hot springs during their
3.Be sure to test the temperature of the water with a finger
or toe before getting in to make sure the hot springs are not too hot.
4.Avoid bathing in hot springs 30 minutes before eating a meal,
and one hour after a meal.
5.Do not drink alcohol while bathing in hot springs .
6.Make sure there is enough air circulation in indoor hot springs facilities.
7.Do not soak in hot springs for too long.
Generally,30 minutes each time is the limit, and one should not
bath in the springs morethan three times per day.
8.Be sure to drink plenty of water before and after
soaking in hot springs .Drinking sports drinks is also recommended.
9.People with heart diseases and pregnant women should not
soak in hot springs .
Famous hot springs spots in Taiwan
Yangmingshan 陽明山 (the highest concentration of hot springs )
Wulai 烏來 ( the most famous sodium carbonate hot springs in northern Taiwan )
Jiaosi 礁溪 ( its own culture )
Jhihben 知本 (The service here is excellent)
Green Island 綠島 (the only seawater hot springs in Taiwan)