How to get to Beitou and XinBeitou - Taipei (Taiwan)

According to Wikitravel, Beitou which is famous for its hot springs is located in the northern part of Taipei (Taiwan). Beitou consists of Beitou, where locals live and work and Xin (New) Beitou, which was developed as a hot spring destination during the Japanese era. The hot springs at Beitou consists of sulphur, so the smell of sulphur permeates throughout the air which might not agree with certain people’s noses much.

To get to Beitou, you would have to take the red line (Xindian-Danshui/Nanshijiao-Beitou). There is an information counter at the Beitou MRT Station which can advise you on the attractions and what you can do in the area. While we were in Beitou we did hot springs at the Grand View Resort Beitou, which is next to the Beitou Museum. There was a complementary shuttle which picked us up from the Beitou MRT Station.

Beitou MRT Station

Beitou MRT Station
Beitou MRT Station

Beitou MRT Station
View of Beitou MRT Station
Beitou MRT Station
Bicycles parked outside the Beitou MRT Station
Beitou MRT Station
A shop across the Beitou MRT Station with the scooters and bicycles neatly parked
Beitou MRT Station
Interesting "No Stopping" Sign (ok interesting to me because it is in Chinese
To get to Xin (New) Beitou, you just need to take the one-station branch line runs to XinBeitou MRT Station, which is near the hot springs area. The trains are very colorful and it is a short ride to get there from the Beitou MRT Station. At this stop, local attractions (e.g. Beitou Hot Springs Museum, Ketagalan Cultural Center, Thermal Valley etc...) are within walking distance. There are also more affordable hotels for the budget conscious and eateries at this stop, there was a hotel or eatery at every turn.

XinBeitou MRT Station

XinBeitou MRT Station
XinBeitou MRT Station
XinBeitou MRT Station
Colorful train
XinBeitou MRT Station
Another colorful part of the train
XinBeitou MRT Station
And yet another colorful portion of the train
XinBeitou MRT Station
Display at the XinBeitou MRT Station on the way out

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