Dongpu is a Bunun aboriginal village famed for its hot springs and picturesque mountain setting. It is situated on the banks of the Chenyoulan River and marks the starting point of the Batongguan Historic Trail. The hot springs in Dongpu are fed by slightly alkaline carbonic acid water from the river valley. The springs here are famed for their beautifying effect on the skin.
The carbonic acid springs in Dongpu are clear, odorless, potable and have a temperature of about 25 degrees centigrade, making them perfect for a relaxing soak in the fresh air and green surroundings of the village.
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1.Bus: From Shuili Station take the Yuanlin Passenger Bus to “Dongpu Hot Spring Station”.
2.Option 2 is to catch the Tour Taiwan Bus from Taichung to Sun Moon Lake, then transfter to Yuanlin Passenger Bus to Dongpu.
3.Option 3 is to catch the Tour Taiwan Bus to Alishan, transfer to the “Alishan to Sun Moon Lake” route, then get off at Heshe and take a bus to Dongpu (Please contact Yuanlin Passenger Bus Company for bus schedule).
Sun Moon Lake, Alishan, and Dongpu Hot Springs (one-day tour)
Tour A (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday ): Alishan Forest
Recreation Area➜Tataka Anbu at Yushan (30 mins)➜Fuqi Trees (10 mins)➜Lunch➜Dongpu Hot Springs or afternoon tea (1 hr)➜Plum Dream Factory (30 mins)➜Xiangshan Visitor Center (1 hr)➜Sun Moon Lake➜Taichung City
Tour B (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday): Taichung City➜ Sun Moon Lake➜Xiangshan Visitor Center (1 hr)➜Plum Dream Factory (30 mins)➜Lunch➜Dongpu Hot Springs or afternoon tea (1 hr)➜Fuqi Trees (10 mins)➜Tataka Anbu at Yushan (30 mins)➜Alishan Forest Recreation Area Entrance