Lisong Hot spring, Sanxiantai bridge and city Taitung
We wake up in the car and finally saw where we parked in the evening. We were located a short distance from tea plantations and overlooking the valley. Lisong hot springs are supposed to be just a few kilometers away, so there’s nothing to wait. We parked the car at the top of the road and went down to the river.
Road to Lisong Hot springs
The way down to the hot springs was not an easy at all, it was steep and it would be very dangerous if there were no helping ropes in some places. We hoped that due to the difficulty of going down there would be few tourists, but the opposite was true. There is a small camp near the hot springs, where the Asians stayed overnight and they were the first on the spot.
We accidentaly met there Czech guy Matouš who was on Erasmus stay in Taiwan and two of his friends (from Lithuania and Finland). It was nice to talk to someone in Czech and English after a long time. Well, let’s get back to the road. To make things worse, it was necessary to go though cold river and then to climb the rocks to the hot springs that run from the rock. This place was absolutely amazing. They supposed to be perhaps the most beautiful “wild” hot springs in Taiwan. You could sit in a hot pool and then go cool down to the cold river. The smell of sulfur was very intense here, but it is normal in such kind of place.
Sanxiantai Bridge and nature reserve
And we don’t travel alone anymore from today 😀 Matouš and his friends asked us if we could take them to the city of Taitung and eventually it was a trip together for 2 more days 😀 You can read everything further. Anyway, our next stop is the Sanxiantai arched bridge and behind it is a nature reserve that offers high rocks and amazing views from them. This landscape reminded us of Ireland. Bad weather, greenery rocks … absolutely accurate: D
Buddhist Temple named Taitung Tianhou and Night market are definitely worth a visit in Taitung. We dropped out our new passengers at the hostel and went to the sea. Tip for sleeping in the car: parking at Jialulan 🙂