Jhiben Hot Spring


Jhiben Hot Spring

The Jhiben Hot Spring (zh-tpw|t=知本溫泉|p=Zhīběn Wēnquán|w=Chīh-pěn Wēn-ch'üān) is a hot spring in Beinan, Taitung County, Taiwan. It is one of the most famous Taiwanese hot springs.

History

The Puyuma people, which inhabited in the area, learned that the Jhiben Hot Spring was healthy to the human body. During the Japanese rule era, the government set up public baths using water from the hot spring. Jhiben was complimented as the "Number One View in Eastern Taiwan" (台湾東部一の美景).


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