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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.)
Ruisui Township, Hualien County
Ruisui Hot Springs Links

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



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

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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