- Experience the prototype of uber service by motorcycle
- Shop in Beitou traditional Market
like a Taiwan local
- Learn about Taiwan's fascinating hot spring culture
- Explore Thermal Valley
which is also known as "Ghost Lake" and “Hell Valley”
- Visit the first green building of the library in Taiwan: Beitou Library
- Boil you own “Real Hot Spring Egg” in Beitou Public Hot Spring
All about the trip
The first outsider to take note of Beitou’s hot springs was a German sulfur merchant, who built a hot spring club there in 1894. The next year Japan took over the island, and quickly realized the high quality and commercial value of the springs. By the early 1900s, Beitou boasted a thriving, upscale hot spring and entertainment scene, complete with geishas, primarily for Japanese are upper-class Taiwanese visitors. In the early stage, geishas traveled by tricycles and black sedans. In the 1960s, the motorcycles were imported in Taiwan and soon replaced the tricycles and black sedans by providing more convenient commuting. Now, the motorcycle express provides services for the local people in Beitou, including picking
up the customers, shopping, express delivery, etc.
Apart from being famous for its hot springs, Beitou is also home to Taiwan’s first “green” library. This library was the first building in Taiwan to receive the certification of “Green Building”. The structure makes generous use of French windows and natural light and blends in with the surrounding environment. Built mainly of wood and steel, it resembles a large treehouse just waiting to welcome visitors. Beitou Library is “green” from inside to outside! Part of the roof is covered by solar panels, which can store power. The wooden balcony railing is also eco-friendly; its vertical design conserves energy by reducing the number of heat-causing rays allowed to enter the rooms. Rainwater is collected by the sloping roof’s drainage system and apply to watering the library’s plants and flush the toilets.