The Taian Hot Springs are situated at the upper reaches of the Wenshuei River in Taian Township, Miaoli County. They were discovered by aboriginals in 1908 and subsequently developed as a police sanatorium during the Japanese occupation period. Known originally as the Hushan Hot Springs, they were rechristened with their current name by Chiang Kai-shek in 1978.
The alkaline sodium bicarbonate spring water in Taian Township is clear and slightly alkaline, with a pH value of 8.48 and a temperature of 47 degrees centigrade.
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Bus: Xinzhu (Hsinchu) Transportation Co.
Bus stops within the hot spring area: Dahu, Da Hu Wineland Resort, Fa Yun Monastery entrance, Wenshui, Qing’an entrance, Shangdao entrance, Silk Worm Factory, Qing’an, Baguakou, Bantianliao, Yongxiang Farm, Yuandun, Jinshui, Tai’an Bridge, Longshan entrance, and Henglong Mountain.
Tai’an Hot Spring, Fruit Picking and Hakka Cuisine Tour (one-day tour)
Pick up➜May~Dec: Strawberry picking in Dahu; Jan~Apr: Dahu Wineland Resort Strawberry Culture Museum (40 mins)➜Wenshui Visitor Center at Shei-Pa National Park (50 mins)➜King’s Resort and Spa in Tai’an (incl. lunch, hot spring bath and free activities) (2 hrs, 50 mins)➜Wenshui Old Street (50 mins)➜Return