Attraction No. 34, Yōuyǎ Rd, Beitou District, Taipei City, Taiwan 112 Published on: 29-07-2016
|1 hours 30 mins|
|10:00 AM - 10:00 PM|
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Why Marshal Zen Garden is special ?
The Marshal Zen Garden is one of priceless treasures in Beitou, located at the unparalleled naturalcultural landscape of the unique Hell Valley area, matched with the nearby hot-springs, important historical architectures, and Beitou Hot Springs Museum. With a history of a centuryplus as a hideaway hot-springs spa oasis, the area’s abundant traces of history can still be clearly discerned in everywhere you see. Marshal Zen Garden facility was part of the complex of the Xin Gao Hotel, built in the 1895-1945, Japanese colonial peroid. In 1920, it was made as a club for the Japanese military; it was also a final R&R spot during WW II for kamikaze pilots before they headed out on their do-and-die missions. After 1949, it became a place of house arrest for Manchu warlord Marshal Zhang Xue-liang (of China’s Xian Incident ) when Chiang Kai-shek brought him to Taiwan.
What to explore at Marshal Zen Garden?
Today the property is a popular tourist destination, where visitors come to view the gardens, enjoy scenic fine dining, or soak in the hot springs. There are 15 luxury private hot spring rooms, complete with hot spring bath overlooking the valley, shower area, and sofabed. For those just looking to get their feet wet, there are public outdoor foot bath. Course meals in the restaurant start at NT1,200 and light meals or afternoon tea can be enjoyed in the Tea House.
Located directly above the steaming, mysterious Hell Valley, great wafts of sulphurous white steam and cloud often come curling up slowly from the buttom. The building is a centerpiece of a wonderfully pretty tableau, of classical Japanese design, windows intricately latticed, the peaks of the majestic Yangmingshan massif serving as magnificent scenic backdrop. This is a much-loved escape from the city hubbub below, the city’s Arcadia, its Xanadu. Standing here, far away you can clearly make out the distinctive profile of Mt. Guanyin. The view is especially scintillating as the sun sets. Whether day or night, the views of the Guandu Plain and Tamsui River rolling by, like miniature movie sits, are riveting
How to get to Marshal Zen Garden?
1.From MRT Beitou Station, take Bus No. 230 or S25, and alight at Taiwan Folk Arts Museum
2.Shuttle service is available from MRT Beitou Station; call (02) 2893-5336 for reservations
- A place good for your soul and stomach!
- A Marshal's Life in Seclusion
- Marshal Zen change the history of China
- Nice Private Hot Spring room
- Private hot spring + tea
No. 34, Yōuyǎ Rd, Beitou District, Taipei City, Taiwan 112
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There are 15 luxury private hot spring rooms, complete with hot spring bath overlooking the valley, shower area, and sofabed. For those just looking to get their feet wet, there are public outdoor foot bath. Course meals in the restaurant start at NT1,200 and light meals or afternoon tea can be enjoyed in the Tea HouseWhat to know
“A Marshal's Life in Seclusion” I was visiting the garden since it was just a 2 minutes walk from where I was staying. The restaurant here looked pretty decent for being a part of a tour/attraction. The restaurant has 2 stories and serves cafe-style food. Something simple, quick, and not overly flashy so customers wouldn't be too comfortable, but at the same time, could enjoy a decent meal during their visit. It seems like they only open for dinner and is a nice place to enjoy tea in the area. The garden is an amazing place. You really have to learn and appreciate the history of this place. There are a lot of giant ancient koi fishes swimming around where you can pay 10yen to feed them. If you're just visiting and not staying at a hot springs resort, you can pay a small fee to use their natural hot springs source! The garden has been well-maintained and walking around the garden is relaxing. I can't believe the Marshall stayed here the majority of his life, it was also his resting place.