beautiful landscapeLI Song hot spring is really beautiful and a wonderful place you should have a trip. the most local way to travel in taitung . put yourself into the nature envirement. if you have the chance to taitung, you most to experience the hot spring in the beautiful landscape .
Howell, New Jersey
Phenomenal trip you won't be able to duplicate!Even after reading reviews I don't think you can fully appreciate Li Song Hot Spring until you experience it yourself. The reviews were extremely helpful and I feel each of us have a story of our own. The weather is always unpredictable, road conditions could be unknown and there is always the chance you may not be able to cross the river at the end of the trail and see the spring (happened to friends of ours in November) We almost turned around 3 times - the first when there was mud covered road under construction, the second when we watched workers rappelling on the mountain side spraying cement to prevent mudslides ( at least that's what I thought they were doing) and the third when we could not read the open/closure sign in Mandarin!! Fortunate for our group we made the decision to forge on and had a breath taking experience of a truly natural hot spring! That being said if you are willing to take a few risks don't hesitate - I am not sure there are many opportunities like this. Definitely a challenging hike (so be in decent shape). It takes about 1 hour to get down. I was fortunate to find a pair of decent gloves (plenty are there but none I would choose) to use at the top of the trail, though others in my group chose not to use any. Either bring your own or be willing to wear someone else's. My suggestion if you do plan on going is to read as many reviews as possible, go early so you can enjoy as much time as you would like, and make sure you leave adequate time to get out (the day we went was overcast, clouds were low and it was recommended my others who had just finished at the spring to be out by 3:00pm so we didn't get caught in the pitch black). If you take a car, which we did from Guanshan I would park at the top prior to the access road and not drive down the single lane. there is room for only 2-3 cars to park making it difficult to turn around, which you would then rely on someone being at their car to get you out. The driving adventure, hike, hot water coming off the rock, color of mineral deposits in the spring made this an unforgettable adventure.