[The Epoch Times, November 18, 2023](Epoch Times reporter Xu Manyuan reported in Los Angeles) Thanksgiving is coming, and the temperature is gradually dropping. At 11 a.m. on Thursday, the 16th (Thursday), the Luoqiao Center held a cultural event in the Chinatown Library Reading Room. In the 15th lecture series, Lin Yizheng, leader of the tourism group of the Cultural Affairs Bureau in Luohan, introduced the hot spring tour in Taiwan, providing the public with travel information on “taking a good bath and spending a good winter”.
Lin Yizheng said that because Taiwan is located at the junction of the Eurasian Plate and the Philippine Plate and belongs to the Pacific Rim Seismic Zone, geothermal heat spreads all over the island of Taiwan. There are more than 19 hot spring areas. The main spring qualities are sulfur springs and sodium bicarbonate springs. Rare mud hot springs. She introduced in detail four secret hot spring destinations in Taiwan that combine beautiful scenery and delicious food, including Beitou, Guguan, Guanziling and Andong.
The spring quality in Xinbeitou Hot Spring Area in northern Taiwan is roughly divided into three types: white sulfur, green sulfur and iron sulfur. The temperature ranges from 37 to 40 degrees (Celsius, the same below), and the PH ranges from 2.5 to 6.2. , is an acidic spring. There are also famous tourist attractions in the area such as Beitou Hot Spring Museum, Puji Temple, New Beitou Park, Beitou Cultural Relics Museum, Geothermal Valley, and Sulfur Valley, making it a good place for families to travel together.
Lin Yizheng introduced that the Guguan Hot Spring area in the central part is the first choice for mountaineering enthusiasts. The source of Guguan Hot Spring can reach a temperature of 60 degrees. The spring quality is a weakly alkaline carbonic acid spring with a chlorine salt content of 27ppm per milliliter and a pH value of 7.6. It is drinkable and can be bathed in. It contains organic proteins, sulfides and salts. The spring water is turbid and white and has a smooth water quality. Currently, there are hot spring hotels with different accommodation styles such as health spas, Japanese gardens and pine forest streams.
As for Guanziling Hot Spring, it is the most famous “mud hot spring” in Taiwan. It is an alkaline carbonic acid hot spring. The spring water is thick and contains sulfur content and has a creamy feel. The temperature is about 75 degrees. After soaking, the whole body feels comfortable. This hot spring is close to famous attractions such as “Biyun Temple” and “Water and Fire Come from the Same Origin”. The local specialties of Lotus Meal and Bucket Chicken are also worth trying.
The water in Antong Hot Spring in the east is almost transparent, with a hint of hydrogen sulfide smell. The spring quality is a weakly alkaline chloride sulfate spring, with a spring temperature of 66 degrees and abundant spring volume. There are eco-hiking routes such as the Antong Yueling Ancient Trail, the Walami Trail, and the Batongguan Ancient Trail nearby. People traveling to Hualien can choose to go to this hot spring area with natural beauty and historical value.
In his speech, Chen Minyong, director of the Luoqiao Center, said that bathing in hot springs can promote human body circulation and metabolism and is beneficial to physical and mental health. Bathing should be done in order of foot bath, half body bath, and whole body bath. The height of soaking should not exceed the heart. He welcomes everyone to visit Taiwan and soak in hot springs. Li Jinsheng, chairman of the Luo Provincial Chinese Association, thanked the Luo Qiao Center for organizing 15 cultural lectures on different themes after the epidemic, so that Chinatown elders can better understand the diverse culture and local characteristics of the Republic of China.
The organizer also prepared traditional Taiwanese snacks “Wan Kueh” and pearl milk tea for attendees to enjoy. Many elders tasted Wan Kueh for the first time and said it was very novel and delicious.
Zheng Xinru, deputy director of the Luoqiao Center, recommends everyone to experience different hot springs in different places when traveling to Taiwan. However, she also reminds people that taking a sudden bath in a hot spring when they don’t have enough sleep or stay up late or overuse their brains may lead to brain anemia or hot spring shock; drunkenness Or you should not bathe in a hot spring immediately after being drunk, because hot spring bathing accelerates blood circulation. It is best to wait until you sober up before taking a bath. You should replenish an appropriate amount of water before and after bathing. The bathing time should not exceed 15 minutes at a time, and the total time should not exceed 1 hour.
Guests who attended the lecture also included: Luo Province Chinese Association consultants Liang Yongtai and Liao Meihua, as well as finance chief Huang Ruiwan, Luo Province Li Clan Association Chairman Li Zhuohan, elder Li Xiuzhan, Luo Province Longgang Qinyi Association former chairman Zhang Penghui, Gangzhou Association chairman Lao Zunyou, former chairman of Luo Province Zhixiao Duqin Office Yuan Muzhang, and chairman of the Cathay Senior Apartment Building Tan Ruheng and his wife, etc. ◇
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