Taiwan is ranked among the world's top 15 hot spring sites, harboring a great variety of springs, including hot springs, cold springs, mud springs, and seabed hot springs. Taiwan can proudly regard itself as one of the regions with the highest concentration and greatest variety of hot springs in the world. With the exception of Changhua, Yunlin and Penghu counties, almost every city and county in Taiwan can find hot springs, and so it is well to see that by some tourists name Taiwan "the Hot Spring Kingdom". People have used Dprings to keep in good health for ages. More than one…

Like most spa areas in Taiwan, Jiaoxi (礁溪; Jiāoxī, Jiaoshi) is overdeveloped and crowded but landscaping improvements are proceeding to make it a more attractive place. Midweek the area is quiet and with the Taiwan Tourism Shuttle Buses (www.taiwantrip.com.tw) you can make a good day trip here, visiting the three-layered Wufengqi Waterfall (五峰旗大瀑布; Wǔfēngqí Dà Pùbù) and the 6.5km Paoma Historic Trail (跑馬古道; Pǎomǎ Gǔ Dào) before you soak. Buses (NT$20) run hourly, on the hour, weekdays starting at the Jiaoxi train station. Travel Info Jiaoxi [礁溪 /jiāo xī ]  -Located in:Northern Taiwan -County:Yilan -Features:Hot spring, Natural landscapes -Highly recommend…