TAIPEI (The China Post) — As the weather turns cooler in autumn, you should consider taking a trip to Guanziling, Baihe District, Tainan this weekend to indulge in a hot spring bath and enjoy some delicious foods.
The annual Guanziling Hot Spring Festival (關子嶺溫泉美食節), which runs from now until Oct. 31, features a retro party, a light and shade themed park, a monster-themed park, and a holiday market selling a variety of local delights!
At night, the red lanterns on both sides of Guanziling Old Street emit a warm light, illuminating the street like in a scene of “Spirited Away.”
What’s more? The “Guanziling Xianyun Bridge” (關子嶺閑雲橋) at the entrance of the old street is another must-see destination.
This wooden bridge, which has a history of more than a hundred years, is a must-see for the literati who used to hike up the mountain for a dip.
Guanziling Xianyun Bridge:No. 11-12, Tainan City, Baihe District
If a visit is paid to the temple, you can enjoy a dip in the nearby hot springs, including the “Guanziling Mud Hot Springs” (關子嶺溫泉) which are highly recommended for their panoramic view of the town and mountain ridges.
The area is divided into four separate pools of mineral-rich water, each varying in temperature.
Even more exciting, visitors may choose between the two clear-water springs or the two mud springs…or enjoy all of them!
Either way, the muddy spring water is so soothing, it’ll give your skin that nice, “baby-soft” texture and glow.