Nestled in the foothills of Basianshan in Heping Township, Taichung County, Guguan is one of Taiwan's eight scenic wonders. The hot springs in Guguan were discovered in 1907. The carbonic acid spring water is slightly alkaline (pH 7.6), potable and reaches 60 degrees centigrade at the source. The main mineral contents of the water are chloride (27 ppm) and organic protein. The water is murky white and smooth to the touch. The springs here were originally known as the Meiji Hot Springs since they were discovered during the Meiji period.
Due to their sulfide content, the springs of Guguan give off a pungent smell. The water is clear, potable, mild and suitable for bathing, with an average temperature of 48 degrees centigrade. Hydrotherapy facilities, Japanese garden style spas, and riverside spas are among the many bathing options available at Guguan.
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Bus: Fengyuan Bus Co.
Tel: (04) 2523-4175
Station Name: Guguan Hot Springs
Service Frequency: There are 20 buses daily between Fengyuan and Guguan.
Hakka Winery and Guguan Tour (one-day tour)
Pick up➜Tu Niu Hakka Culture Museum (1 hr)➜Sweet Charm Farm Winery (wine tasting and vinegar health drinks) (40 mins)➜Lunch (1 hr)➜Guguan hot spring bath (2 hrs)➜Guguan Hot Spring Cultural Center and Guguan Hot Spring Park (30 mins)➜Sun cake tasting (10 mins)➜Return