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Why Long Nai Tang Hot Springs is special ?
This is Taiwan's oldest continuously-operating hot springs spa. Established by a Japanese man named Hirata, who came to Beitou to recuperate from an illness in 1896, Long Nai Tang (sometimes referred to as "Long Nice" Hot Springs), is the cornerstone of Beitou's hot spring industry.
What to explore at Long Nai Tang Hot Springs?
The bathhouse is a built in a simple style, and it has a very rustic atmosphere. Men and women bathe in separate areas. Each area has two pools, one of them almost unbearably hot at 47 degrees, and the other just right at 42 degrees.
In the courtyard, there is a unique testament to Long Nai Tang's history and importance to Beitou's hot spring scene in the Memorial Tablet left by Japan's then-Crown Prince Hirohito, who visited the springs in 1913 when he was the Regent of Japan.
The place still retains a great deal of charm, despite being somewhat dilapidated. It is advisable to bring your own towel - the ones that are provided are laughably small.
How to get to Long Nai Tang Hot Springs?
You can walk to Xin Beitou MRT Station, this time walking down the opposite side of the park. You will pass various hot springs hotels and eventually come across Long Nai Tang Hot Springs
Long Nai Tang Hotsprings