Saturday, June 30, 2012

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Beitou Hot Spring Museum, Taipei

6/30/2012 Taiwan Explorer

The Beitou Hot Spring Museum 北投溫泉博物館 is located in one of the most famous buildings from the Japanese colonial times in Taiwan. The former Beitou Public Bathhouse, built in 1913, was the largest of its kind in this part of the world (source). Today it's a well preserved house with garden close to the Beitou Park and right next to the Beitou stream and turned into a museum, that wants to show the long and rich tradition of hot spring culture in the area. The entrance is free of charge, but be sure you take off your shoes and exchange them for slippers.

The Beitou Hot Spring Museum looks very European on the outside.

It's surrounded by trees from the nearby Beitou park.

View from the side.

The famous wooden Beitou public library nearby.

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The entrance to the museum.

The gallery.

The main room, covered with tatami.

Lovers capturing a special moment.

Downstairs is the bathing area.

Beautiful windows.

The public bath.

The water... not too inviting.

A picture showing Japanese bathers from a century ago.

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