Guguan (谷關) area in Central Taiwan is famous for its hotsprings. The place is sprawled with resorts that offer luxury rooms complete with hot pools. But some people prefer the charm of natural hot springs. The fun thing of getting to the hot spring is that you must park your vehicle then trek for few kilometres until you reach there.
That was our intentional plan, but fools we were. As we parked our car and went down the valley to the river, we soon found out that the hot spring was still around 2 more hours of trekking upstream. We were unprepared for that, so we decided to take a picnic ny the river instead.
It was a beautiful river, which name I forgot to find out. The current was not that rapid and according to some people it would be perfect for basic kayaking. The water was clear and rocks spread all over the places, perfect for natural foot massage.
Here are some photographs of the river. Next time I come back there, I’ll be prepared.