Bayan Hot Spring (中文版：八煙野溪溫泉) is a wild hot spring in Yangmingshan National Park, New Taipei City. It's one of the most popular hot springs in Taiwan, and also the most controversial. This page is part of a broader ambition to map and categorize natural wonders, and should not be viewed as an endorsement of any kind. Safety, protecting the environment, and knowing/following regulations are your own individual responsibilities. You can read more about Bayan Hot Spring on the MOEA Central Geological Survey website.
Bayan Hot Spring is series of several hot pools of varying temperatures, that are lovingly maintained by hot spring enthusiasts. There are also cold pools and a cold waterfall next to the springs. The pools are enclosed between two gates, with signs prohibiting access, and fines of 1500NT.
There is a large and easy path to Bayan Hot Springs, which is one of the reasons it's so popular. From the parking lot to the gate takes about 15 minutes.
The hot spring outcrops are not inside the prohibited area, but the water at the outcrops is too hot to touch, and the the fumes are toxic. Please don't linger by the outcrops, and avoid breathing in the fumes.
Bayan Hot Spring
New Taipei City, Jinshan District