Taipei / Wulai Hot Spring
Wulai Hot SpringLocated in Wulai District of New Tapei City (Taipei County), Wulai Hot Springs are the most famous sodium bicarbonate hot springs of northern Taiwan. About a 40min ride from downtown Taipei City, it is accessible by taking MRT to Taipei Main Station or Xindian Station and then take bus no. 849 to the Wulai bus terminus.
Wulai Hot Springs have a temperature about 80 degrees Celsius and are colorless and odorless. It is believed that the Wulai Hot Springs were found by the Atayal hunters about 300 years ago. Today, many hot spring hotels and resorts are built along the riverbanks and Wulai Old Street.
Many restaurants and stalls can be found along Wulai Old Street. Each serves special aboriginal delicacies and snacks including Bamboo Tube stuffed with Rice, Baked Mochi, brown sugar mochi, deep fried river prawns and fish, Honey-Glazed Yams, Magao Chicken (baked chicken with black pepper,) Wild Boar Kebabs, Wild Boar Sausage, and high mountain vegetables and ferns.
Besides taking hot spring baths, Wulai Atayal Museum is where visitors can have an idea of the cultures and histories of Atayal. The museum displays all kinds of Atayal’s features include the handcrafted artifacts, fabric weaves, weapons of the Atayal, as well as introducing the history and culture of the Atayal.
The Wulai Log Cart is another interesting feature in the Wulai Hot Spring area. Visitors may take log cart at the Log Cart Station to the top of a nearby mountain. The ride takes about 10 minutes, natural views and the Wulai Waterfall can be seen during the ride. The Wulai Waterfall had been listed as one of Taiwan’s eight most beautiful attractions during Japanese colonial period. It has a height of approximately 80 meters with clear water. Many visitors like to go fishing or barbequing near the waterfall. A GAGA Theater is also near the log cart station where visitors may watch an Atayal aboriginal dance show.
|Quality of springs:||Sodium bicarbonate hot springs|
|scenery features:||Located 40min driving away from downtown Taipei City, the Wulai area is enriched with aboriginal culture and hot spring. The Wulai Hot Spring is also known as the beauty spring which is clear, odorless, and is up to 80 degrees Celsius.|
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