Beitou Thermal Valley (北投地熱谷): Clouds of Steaming Sulfur Cauldron

👫 Beito Thermal Valley (北投地熱谷) (also known as Geothermal Valley), is located on the foothill of Yangmingshan National Park in Beitou District (北投區) of Taipei. It is one of the sources of acidic sulfur hot spring in the area. From afar you will immediately notice the enormous clouds of steam, and the pungent odor of sulfur lingers around the area. It was my first time to see the pretty unusual and remarkable sight. I've never seen anything like this before. Ah, mother nature's mystical beauty!

Beitou Thermal Valley has a high temperature between 65 to 100 degrees Celcius, with an output around 2000CMD. Being an acid vitriol spring, also known as green sulfur, with a high temperature, it is unsuitable for bathing. So, don't even try to take a bath here, being boiled alive sounds like a gruesome way to die. 😰 Due to several unfortunate incidents of tourists before, this is probably the reason why locals call it also as Hell Valley (地熱谷). However, fences were installed for safety purposes so don't worry about it. Free admission.

I've also shared footage about the Beitou Thermal Valley including the Beitou Hot Spring Museum  (北投溫泉博物館), which I posted a few days ago. Also, included in this video are streets of Taipei,  Wellcome Supermarket in Beitou District and Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport.

Beitou Thermal Valley (Geothermal Valley / Hell Valley), Address
Wenquan Road, Beitou District, Taipei City, Taiwan 112
Opening Hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open on weekends and holidays
Close on Mondays, Lunar New Year's Eve and Lunar New Year's Day.

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