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Ruisui Hot Springs

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This is one of the three top hot spring spas in the valley, the other two being Hongye and Antong. Ruisui was first developed in 1919, with a public bathing area and Japanese-style hotel; and it is still in operation, with an open-air pool where visitors can enjoy a soothing soak and enjoy the fresh air at the same time.

The spring water emerges from the ground at 48 degrees Celsius and is rich in iron; the iron oxidizes upon contact with the air and gives the water a yellowish tint, causing some first-time visitors to mistakenly think that it is unclean. The water has a slightly salty (indeed, salt crystals float on its surface), rusty taste; it is the only carbonate hot spring in Taiwan.

Travel Information

(Traffic information is subject to change. Please check with the transportation station before departure.)
TEL:
+886-3-887-5306
Address:
Ruisui Township, Hualien County
Longitude/Latitude:
121.341033/23.4945
Web:
Ruisui Hot Springs Links
Transportation:

Nat'l Hwy 5 → Exit at the Su-ao Interchange → Prov. Hwy 9 → Hualien Hwy 62.

Public:

Air:

  1. From Kaohsiung International Airport fly to Hualien on Mandarin Airlines.
    Hualien Airport

Train:
Take a train to Ruisui Railway Station, then transfer to Hualien Bus bound to Hongye, and get off at Ruisui Hot Spring stop.

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