|It reads Bei Tou Gong Yuan (Beitou Park)|
|I couldn't help but admire some of the exotic Lotus Flowers|
My friend had never been here either. We wandered around a small park in Beitou, The lush plant life surrounded the packed buildings as if they were one in the same, giving a sense of tranquility. In America I have always felt there is a deep separation between nature and the bustling metropolis. This was one in the same
The was a period not so long ago (before World War 2) where Japan occupied Taiwan, during the time the Japanese constructed Onsens (Hot springs) with the use of the natural hot springs in this area. This is what makes Beitou famous.
|I don't know what sprouted first the buildings|
Or the trees/
|One of the still Operating Hot Sprints in the Area|
I couldn't help but admire the carved stone
|You aren't allowed to wear your shoes inside so you must|
wear these sandals
Eventually we did make it the actual hot-spring. The smell of sulfur hurt my sinuses and the steam from the spring was unbearable.The water was most peculiar of all it was... green!
|The Hot Spring did wonders to my camera lens|
fogging it up almost instantly.