Taiwan’s Finest- Lisong Hot Spring
If Lisong Hot Spring weren’t in Taitung, it might only exist in some legendary fantasy novel.
While fully submerged in this hot spring, your immediate vision gets shrouded in delicate tendrils of white steam. When you come out of the water a bit more, you can see the surrounding rock faces that are covered in shimmering green algae. The walls are so vibrant, you could swear they were made of solid emerald. Lisong Hot Spring is different than most other springs, in which hot water rises up from the ground. Here, however, water wells out from the rock faces forming waterfalls. The water infused with sodium bicarbonate at Lisong Hot Spring is slightly alkaline with a pH level of around seven. The water temperature ranges from 45 to 65 degrees Celsius, is crystal clear and feels smooth to the touch. Soaking here improves circulation and leaves your skin silky and radiant. However, the journey to this hidden gem is relatively arduous. Hiking this ravine will test your endurance and stamina. At times, you have to climb up rockfaces with the help of ropes. You also have to river trace after you get to the base of the ravine. Visitors must remain cautious at all times and be aware of their physical limitations. It is recommended that those interested visit during the November to April dry season.
Address：Nanheng Cross-Island Highway, Haiduan Township