Ruisui-Wanrong Hot Springs

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  • Address:Ruisui Township, Hualien County 978, Taiwan View on Map
There are three major hot springs in Hualian: Ruisui, Hong-yeh, and An-tong. Both Ruisui and Hong-yeh hot springs must be entered through Ruisui Township, therefore the Ruisui hot spring is referred to as the "outer hot spring”and Hong-yeh as the "inner hot spring” due to their positions relating to the mountain and Ruisui downtown. In 1919, Japanese people first exploited the Ruisui hot spring. The spring is a slightly basic bicarbonate chloride spring, about 48°C, and abundant in minerals such as iron and barium. Iron in the spring forms a layer of rusty yellow crystals on the surface as they oxidize in air. The layer of crystal is called "flower of spring". Many tourists would be surprised by the presence of it and consider the water unclean. However, springs with these crystals are in fact the better ones; these springs are good for skin diseases and arthritis. Some studies even show that couple swho often bathe in this kind of basic spring are more likely to give birth to boys, therefore the Ruisui hot spring also earned the name of "boy-birthing spring”.

Hong-yeh hot spring is a colourless and odourless sodium bicarbonate spring with a temperature around 60~70°C, and it is directly drinkable. Hong-yeh hot spring, similar to Ruisui, has been famous since the Japanese colonial period. The police's resting apartment established by the Japanese people has been transformed into the private Hong-yeh Hot Spring Hotel. The hotel preserved the traditional Japanese style building and inner design that draws visitors' minds back to the good old age.


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All day

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Nat'l Hwy 5 → Exit at the Su-ao Interchange → Prov. Hwy 9 → Hualien Hwy 62.
1.From Taipei International Airport fly to Hualien on TransAsia Airways.
2.From Kaohsiung International Airport fly to Hualien on Mandarin Airlines.
Take a train to Ruisui Railway Station, then transfer to Hualien Bus bound to Hongye, and get off at Ruisui Hot Spring stop.