Taiwan is covered in hot springs. There are famous ones like Beitou, Jinshan and Wulai, but there are also many “wild” ones. Generally the wild ones are a bit more off the beaten track, and are almost always quite difficult to get to. The biggest problem getting to them isn’t the drive or the hike, it’s finding good directions (in English or Chinese). But then again, I guess if they were easy to get to or had good directions, there would be more people there and they wouldn’t be as interesting.
I recently went on a ride down the Northern Cross Island Highway 北橫 with some friends. The main goal of this particular trip was to find a remote, wild hot spring called the Siling Hot Springs 四稜温泉.
Crystal clear water under a hot spring waterfall... What could be better?
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I’ve actually posted this before on my website but I recently redesigned everything over there and couldn’t find a place for it. So, here’s a blog from early summer 2008. It’s a quick look at a fast paced motorcycle trip my friend Ross and I took around Taiwan.
My friend Ross and I were lucky enough to have a few days off in the beginning of July and, as usual, we wanted to do some motorcycling. We both wanted to get back home in about four days but also wanted to do a lot of riding…since that’s what we like best. We ended up picking an ambitious route that took us over all three of Taiwan’s “Cross Island Highways”.
Click here for a map of our route
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