Friday, October 12, 2012

Beitou Hotspring Museum in Taiwan - PhotoHunt

PhotoHunt theme : Empty/Water

Despite protests from my young nephews, I couldn't help getting tickets to visit The Beitou Hot Springs Museum which was Taiwan’s first public bath house in 1913 during the Japanese occupation.

The Beitou Hot Springs Museum is a Victorian-style building which is built of red bricks and wooden weather boards. The museum is divided into 2 storeys. On the ground floor visitors will see the public bath, which is no longer in use, with an introduction to the hot springs' history,

We have to remove our shoes and change into slippers here so that we would not damage the ancient floor boards.

Love this huge Japanese tatami-floor recreation area where people used to chill out after their hot baths. The museum was quite empty on a weekend.

The wooden floor boards were very old and there seems no end to the long corridor. :)

The water is drained off. The historical bath pool and hot spring bath facilities that were used back in old days were no longer in use.

What can we find at the end of this long corridor?

Your own bath tub with or without a good view! :P

This was an old movie room where the patrons could watch black and white movies. Too bad the old projector is no longer working.


  1. But I thought visitors can get a hands-on experience with some hot bath haha!

  2. That looks like a lovely place! Why the protest from your nephews??

  3. Ohhh, a bathtub with a view!! simply lovely. Thanks for the interesting tour, ECL.

    water ~ empty

  4. What a cool place!

    It would have been cooler if visitors can still enjoy a bath there too. ;)

  5. Interesting museum. First time I have ever seen a museum dedicated to an bath house. I love baths. To soak sounds good and relaxing.

  6. looks like a fascinating tour. i'd love to visit this museum when i travel to Taiwan again. thanks for introducing this place to us.

  7. Hi ECL, that looks like a really cool place to visit. Great photo essay! Thanks so much for sharing.

    Have a great weekend.