Guanziling Hot Spring(關子嶺溫泉風景區)
Monday:Open 24 hours a day4.2
If You Are Physically Fit, Come Take the Challenge of Summiting Haohanpo Trail!
Night Festival of the Fire Lord: Lantern Parade In The Hot Spring Area
Stroll the Old Streets and Taking Beautiful Pictures
A Must-Try in Life: Mud Hot Spring Spa for Body And Skin
Guanziling Scenic Area is located in the eastern side of Baihe District and is a famous tourist attraction in Tainan, surrounded by Pillow Mountain, Tiger Mountain, Dajian Mountain, Jigong Mountain and other peaks, set in a tranquil valley surrounded by mountains. Other attractions of the scenic area include the Fire and Water Spring, Huoshan Biyun Temple, Dongshan Coffee, Hot Spring Old Street, Xianyun Bridge, Huo Wangye Temple, Lingding Park, Baoquan Bridge, and the old and new Haohan Trail, all of which are must-see attractions when visiting Guanziling.
Guanziling Hot Spring Park
Guanziling Hot Spring has been famous since the Japanese era and is one of the four most renowned hot springs in Taiwan, along with Yangmingshan, Beitou and Sichong River. It is a weak alkaline carbonated spring with a temperature of about 75 degrees Celsius. The water is grayish-black in color and contains salts and sulfur, as well as mud. Therefore, it can be bathed but not drunk. After soaking, the whole body is soothed and the skin is smooth and clean. According to historical records, Guanziling Hot Spring is a natural mud spring, and is known as "the best spiritual spring in the world" and has the effect of nourishing beauty and strengthening the body.
Baoquan Bridge is a must-cross suspension bridge to visit the source of the hot springs in Guanziling, and it takes only 10 minutes to go around. The source of the mud hot spring is equipped with a protective fence, so please do not enter for your own safety.
Nowadays, a wooden boardwalk has been set up in the hot spring park that leads to the Haohan Trail and to the Xianyun Bridge in front of the Jin Leh Resort . At night, bright lights along the trees and streams illuminate the wooden paths, which add allure to the nighttime scenery and make the hot spring village feel more romantic and a great pleasure to enjoy a leisurely stroll after a relaxing bath.
Guanziling Old Street
Cross the Xianyun Bridge and head into the only street in Guanziling a hundred years ago. Guanziling was already equipped with electric lights in 1920 and was as busy and prosperous as Jiufen. The picture of a kimono-clad lady on the hot spring road in front of Tinshuiyan evokes the glamorous look of the old street. If you want to take a stroll through the old town, you may want to rent a Japanese yukata at the visitor center and take a picture with the beautiful serene scenery.
Guanziling Xianyun Bridge
Located at the entrance to the hot spring old street, it was a wooden bridge over the Yuzitou River a century ago. It was an important bridge in the early days of Guanziling, and was a necessary route for the literati to go up to the mountain to take a dip in the hot spring, and thus many beautiful poems were written here.
Guanziling Huo Wangye (Lord of Fire) Temple
In 1902, the Japanese developed the Guanziling Hot Springs and put up a temple dedicated to Acalanātha above the head of the hot springs to pray for peace, but later the Japanese took away the stone monument of the deity, and the people raised money to build the temple and recreated the statue of the deity, which is now known as the Huo Wangye Temple. Every year, operators of the hot spring resorts in Guanziling will ask the owner of the furnace to perform a ritual to ensure that the hot springs will continue to flow, so the "Lord of Fire" can be said to be the guardian of the hot springs in Guanziling. Visitors may want to participate in the Fire Lord Festival and experience the fun of riding a mountain cart through the streets, or join the annual Fire Lord Lantern Festival parade at the Guanziling Hot Springs Food Festival.
Located above the Guanziling Hot Springs area, it is said that this was the first miniature golf course in Taiwan set up by the Japanese in 1932, and is played in a fun way: hitting a ball through a small earthen cave, a small narrow bridge, and a pond island. There are still some remnants of that time in Lingding Park today. The park now brims with flowers and trees, including several tall and huge longan trees, elaborate flower terraces, and a walking path filled with osmanthus trees, offering pleasant surroundings. The most prominent building in the park is the "Dacheng Hall", and on the first floor is the Tourist Information Center (Lingding Information Station) of the Siraya National Scenic Area Administration. The Lingding Park can be connected to both the old and new Haohan Trails.
New and Old Haohan Trail
The Old Hao Han Trail is located at the stairs of the hill below the old Guanziling Elementary School. According to legend, it was built by the Japanese for soldiers to exercise and rehabilitate themselves after being treated for injuries. Because of the steep and numerous steps, climbing up is very hard, so climbing to the summit is considered being a “strong man” (Hao Han in Chinese), hence the name “Hao Han Trail”.
After planning by the city government, the New Hao Han Trail starts from the hot spring entrance, making it a must-see trail for tourists visiting Guanziling. In order for visitors to experience the hot spring village atmosphere, the new trail still has many steps, but compared to the old trail, it provides a more comfortable and safe space for people to stroll and enjoy the scenery of Guanziling.
Category Eco-Tour、Natural View、Parks、Hot Spring、Scenic areas
Open Hours Sunday:Open 24 hours a day
Monday:Open 24 hours a day
Tuesday:Open 24 hours a day
Wednesday:Open 24 hours a day
Thursday:Open 24 hours a day
Friday:Open 24 hours a day
Saturday:Open 24 hours a day
*There is a small parking lot across the street from Wonderland Hot Spring Hotel
East District, Tainan
be sure to visit the hot springsSo, if you made it up here, you should have enjoyed the beautiful scenery on the way up. Be sure to visit the hot springs and some great Grilled Chicken afterwards. However there is only one thats really good, so make sure you ask the locals, or me :) However, I think trip advisor is giving me trouble posting in english........ 所以我打英文通通都不算是字元 ㄧ定要全部打中文才可以 這對遊客，尤其是外國人來說 真的非常不方便 除非tripadvisor只打算提供給台灣國內的人使用。 希望tripadvisor可以找到這個簡單的bug並早日改進 謝謝
Great place to getaway from the citiesAlthough not much over here, but love the muddy hot spring! Great for rest & relax. Do not forget to try the famous mushroom tea leave egg and beancurd. Yummy!
Perfect for a day or weekend in the mountains of TainanI did this trip a few times already, take train to XinYing town, rent a scooter (just left around corner of station 500nt) and drive up all the way to the mountain! you may make ~2 short stops for orchid farm, burning water (sounds exciting but isnt) the big temple complex, movie village, a water basin, a awesome mountain temple, sightseeing spots and of course chicken in pot (many restaurants along the mountain) ... however, they key destination is the famous Guanziling Mud hotspring! go to KingsGarden public pool, i'm certain this is the best. Kings Garden mudspa has about 10 different pools with mud, tea, wood, 'flavors' and you can go sauna's, fish-eating-your-toes, water'jets' massaging your body and more things. yes it is really really awsome. pls note, go for the public baths, prive tubs in overpriced hotel rooms are like dirlty bathrooms because of the mud (well.. my opinion). in the public baths you should wear a cap to cover your hair, and altough im young and a foreigner, 95% of the guest are local, mid-age or old and wearing fashion from 60's. this is not a hipster thing, but really relaxing and cultural. fyi, mud is just like water, its not like sticky clay pools, but they claim its super healthy and i saw a local grandma proving this pretty well http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g293912-d1633174-r281513924-Guanziling_Hot_Spring-Tainan.html#
Good excursion from TainanAfter visiting Anping, we visited guanziling to enjoy the mud spring. Somehow transport isn't a big problem as we initially thought though it took around 2 hours to get there from Tainan: train of 27 minutes (tseqiang, may be longer if take other train that stops at more stations); yellow bus took less than 20 minutes to get to baihe interchange and another connecting y12 or y13 bus took another 20 minutes to get to the hill. Don't worry about the extra waiting time as the two yellow buses are scheduled to match with each other. So transportation isn't a problem Went to KGV hot spring, the most popular destination. Entrance fee was 350 during weekdays. Most of the hot springs are covered so no problem even to visit there on a rainy day. The mud spring was not as thick as I wished, which I have already been mentally prepared for. But somehow the presence of some mud in the spring makes it a wonderful experience. Also tried the mud face mask and fish spa... The entire experience was really good so highly recommended for a visit.
Nice experience, but not sure if it is uniqueFrom Tainan, we took the train, followed by a bus, and then changed to another bus. Despite the changes, it was an interesting experience. Having been to various hotsprings in the world (e.g., in the dead sea, in japan), I am not sure if Guanziling is unique. However, if you are there, do try the local speciality - some chicken dish.
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