According to the Taipei Water Department, the new landscape design for the Geothermal Valley Park now features a circular trail around the lake and hot spring experience facilities, including the entrance hand-washing fountain (spring water used to wash hands) for visitors’ first contact with hot spring water, as well as large sloping romantic seats for couples to take photos and post on social media. Visitors can experience nature's steam spa by taking a leisurely stroll along the newly constructed lake trail, which, along with the Park’s greenery, shows off a brand new look like a fantastic wonderland. The Taipei City Office of Commerce and the Taipei Hot Springs Association will also join the grand launch of the Park and hold the re-opening ceremony of the Beitou Geothermal Valley Park on July 28 at 6:30 p.m. The opening hours will be extended to 7:30 p.m., so don’t miss it!
The Taipei Water Department pointed out that the Beitou Geothermal Valley, also known as "Hell Valley," covers an area of about 3,500 square meters and is the highest natural outlet of hot springs in the Tatun Volcano Group, with spring water temperatures ranging from 65 to 80°C. It is a sulfate chloride spring and the only "green sulfur spring" in the world. It is known locally as Huangshuitou ("Source of Sulfuric Water") by local residents and is one of the sources of the hot springs in Beitou. It is known as "Sulfur Springs and Jade Mist" because of the sulfuric fog that fills the area year round, and it was one of the “Eight Views and Twelve Scenic Spots” in Taiwan during the Japanese period.
The Taipei Water Department reminds the public that, in order to cooperate with epidemic prevention measures at this stage, proper social distancing and personal hygiene precautions are to be observed when entering the Park. The Beitou Geothermal Valley Park is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (closed on Mondays). For more information, please call 02-2888-2117 or visit the official website of the Taipei Water Department at https://www.water.gov.taipei.