Taiwan Itinerary Day 5: Ketagalan Culture Center, Beitou Public Library, Geothermal Valley

We could not believe it was already our fifth day in Taiwan. We realized that there is a rich hive of incredible tourist spots and amazing food options in Taiwan that we haven’t tried yet. Therefore, wait for us Taiwan, we will be back for sure.

Below is the travel plan that we outlined for our fifth day:

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The trip to Beitou was comfortable and easy, we only road a train to reach there. So, we took a leisurely pace on our fifth day knowing that it was the only place left on our itinerary before our flight back home. Before we started our day, we stopped by a nearby cafe and had some bread and coffee to fuel us up.

After our quick breakfast, we immediately started our stroll. We went first to Ketagalan Culture Center to see Taiwan’s collections of artifacts and cultural pieces. The entrance to the museum is FREE.

These are just some of Taiwan’s traditional costumes displayed in the museum.

Opening hours: Tue-Sun 9am – 5pm; Closed Mondays
Direction: Subway Danshui Line to Xinbeitou Station; Bus No. 216-218,223,266,269 to Xinbeitou MRT Station Stop
Phone: +886 2-2898-6500

Our next destination after Ketagalan is the Beitou Public Library. It is said to be the first green library in Taiwan which started in 2006. Both the facade and the interior of the library are made of eco-friendly materials that do not only give a homey feel but are optimized to save energy.

From the highway, you can see that the facade of the library looks very similar to a cruise ship,

while on the inside, the wooden floor and the wooden furniture really evoke a very serine vibe.

Finally, after spending sometime in the library, we proceeded to the highlight of our day, the Beitou Geothermal Valley!

Welcome to Geothermal Valley
The valley reflects a jade-like water with sulfur steaming from it
It has been said that the mineral contents of this hot spring can only be found in two locations of the world: in Beitou and in Akita Japan.

What a scenic place to shoot some creative video or photo, don’t you think so?

Address: Zhongshan Road near the entrance of Wenquan Road, Beitou District, Taipei, Taiwan
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 9:00am-5:00pm; closed Monday
Entrance: Free

And just like that, our five days in Taiwan was finally over. There were still so many incredible places left unexplored, so many renditions of food that we haven’t eaten yet, and still so many activities untried. Hence, till next time Taiwan, we will definitely be back!


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