Su'ao Cold Spring

  • 05 May, 2018
  • jvantrieste
Curious John

Taiwanese people love their hot springs, and when you see springs mentioned in Taiwanese tourism material, they are almost always of the hot variety. But in the minds of many Taiwanese people there’s at least one equally well-loved spring at the opposite end of the spectrum. In the township of Su’ao on Taiwan’s northeast coast is the famous Su’ao Cold Spring, a bubbly attraction that’s helped put the area on the map. With summer on its way, the spring will soon be packed with visitors. With me today to introduce the spring as the area gets ready for the busy season is Su’ao’s mayor, Chen Chin-lin. He’ll give us an overview of the spring’s past and tell us about a project now underway that’s set to make the old custom of spring bathing much more pleasant.