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Why Wulai Hot Springs is special ?
Wulai hot springs, in Wulai District of New Taipei City, produce weakly alkaline carbonic acid water at temperatures of 55 to 80 degrees Celsius.
The hot springs of Wulai produce mineral water in abundance and were developed long ago; the very name Wulai, in fact, is said to have come from the Atayal aborigine word for "hot springs." The water is clear, colorless, and odorless; it is said that bathing in it keeps the skin moist. Wulai boasts the largest free-of-charge hot-spring area in Taiwan. It is especially popular in early spring, when red cherry blossoms fill the mountainsides so that visitors can enjoy the beautiful scenery as they soak in the hot springs and bask in the romance of the Atayal aborigines.
What to explore at Wulai Hot Springs?
Visitors usually choose to take hot spring bath in the resort or in the hotel. However, there is a public pool right next to the bank of Nanshi River; visitors may experience taking an open-air bath. Wulai is also well-known for waterfall views, cherry blossoms, bird watching etc. With a beautiful natural landscape, Wulai is a popular destination for fishing, swimming, and camping. Visitors may take a stroll on Wulai Old Street and enjoy local vegetables and aboriginal cuisines at Atayal restaurants. The aboriginal cuisines have exotic flavors that you should not miss. Besides enjoy Wulai hot spring, visitors may also visit other sightseeing spots in Wulai such as Atayal Museum, Wulai Tourist Train, Neidong Forest Recreation Area, and Yunxian Park.
How to get to Wulai Hot Springs?
Nat'l Hwy 3 → Exit at Xindian Interchange → Sec. 1, Zhongxing Rd. to Sec. 2, Zhongxing Rd. → Prov. Hwy 9A → Wulai St. → Wenquan St.
THSR Taipei Station (TRA Taipei Station) → Take Sindian Bus (bound for Wulai) to Wulai Station.
Tips for you
Wulai is very easy to get to with or without your own transportation. If you are coming from Taipei, hop on the MRT Xindian Line and ride to the Xindian stop. At the front entrance of the MRT station, find the bus to Wulai #849. The bus trip will cost you around 40 NT and takes you about 40 minutes to get up the mountain to Wulai.Transportation