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Fire and Water Spring(水火同源)

Traveler rating:4 81 Reviews

Monday:Open 24 hours a day

3.9

Updated:2018-12-13

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Introduce

Huo Wangye or the Lord of Fire (火王爺). Because of its connection with the hot spring, much of the surrounding scenery has some relation to fire, including the time-honored and ever-popular Fire and Water Spring (水火同源). The spring, also known as Fire Water Cave(水火洞), constantly emits fire and water from the same hole, attracting tourists to come and observe the marvel for the last 300 years. This phenomenon was discovered in 1701 by a monk from Dasian Temple (白河大仙寺), who at the time described an intense and vigorous fire focused on one point. After the 1964 Baihe earthquake, the fire became weaker, but it still has not stopped burning. Local legend regarding the spring is very interesting: Because Guanziling's Pillow Mountain is also known as Qilin Mountain (麒麟山), the flame is said to be spat out by a Qilin (a mythical Chinese creature). Such imaginative myth and legend add to the mystery of Fire and Water Spring. Nowadays, walking from the row of vendors toward the Spring, tourists will notice a large mural on the wall by master sculptor Yang Ying-feng which represents the spirit of Tainan, bringing a lot of artistic flavor to this place.

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Address Baihe Dist., Tainan City Taiwán, R.O.C

Category Eco-Tour、Natural View

Opening Hours Free entry Open all year round

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Traveler rating:4.0 81 Reviews Write a Review

Traveler rating

  1. 2 Terrible
  2. 2 Poor
  3. 19 Average
  4. 39 Very good
  5. 19 Excellent

Traveler type

  1. 25 Families
  2. 12 Couples
  3. 7 Solo
  4. 1 Business
  5. 22 Friends
  • carolLSG

    Singapore

    Quite a good experience sight

    Traveler rating:4 2018-12

    It is running by some gas so that the fire can be constantly burning to make Fire and Water co-existence. Like a fairy tale in this era. Took quite a long journey to reach there. A bit disappointing with the surrounding as there is not a decent shop available for a short break to rest and enjoy the scenery after a long journey there to see the sight. Not a very worth trip though.
  • sunl29

    London, United Kingdom

    Traveler type:

    Family

    special place

    Traveler rating:4 2019-05

    it's really special when you see both fire and water appear at the same place! definitely worth a visit!
  • kimitakas

    Taichung, Taiwan

    Traveler type:

    Solo travel

    Impressive

    Traveler rating:4 2019-01

    There is a soil which ejects natural gas inflaming. It makes an unique tourist attraction. On Sunday, there is a public bus service from Guanziling, but otherwise you have to drive a car or take a taxi. It is worth visiting.
  • ROCruiser

    California

    Traveler type:

    Family

    Downhill

    Traveler rating:3 2018-11

    I remember we came here for the very first time about 50 years ago. It was a spectacular sight then but it seemed to have gone downhill. Less tourists and the the vendors seemed to have a hard time selling their wares. Even the Water and Fire hole looked much smaller. I was told that it was due to the big earthquake a couple of years back. The drive up to the mountain was scenic and the inedible sausage trees much more interesting.
  • Connector810984

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    眺望鄒族南三村的好茶家-松山製茶廠Songshan Tea Factory

    Traveler rating:5 2018-10

    從龍美站下車後,即可看到松山製茶廠的大大招牌,沿著招牌指示前進約500公尺即可抵達,這裡是豪爽熱情的老闆、老闆娘與兒子經營的茶莊,來到這裡喝茶聊天外,茶園就在家隔壁,可參觀、導覽、體驗,走入長達百尺的稜線園道,可眺望山美至茶山一帶風景,感受山巒與山谷的一氣呵成,只有親身經歷才能感動得到。 This factory is run by a passionate family. The ridge trail next to its tea plantations allows you to overlook the magnificent scenery between Shanmei and Chashan. T:05-2586460

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