Ocean God's Pools (中文: 海神宮) is a one of the most beautiful swimming spots around Pingtung. It's nestled in a little ravine, so it's a still a nice beautiful place to swim and relax when the sky is all hazy and polluted, because you can't look over long distances while you're there. It's one of the places I revisit the most often.
Getting there is pretty easy, and parking is plentiful. On busy holidays there is a lady there who asks for parking money (20nt/scooter). I'm not sure it's her land, but I still pay to avoid any confrontations.
After parking, just walk up the river. There is a path along the right side, then it crosses over and continues on the left. You'll go over a small waterfall (1 meter or so), then Ocean God's Pools is around the next bend.
The first two pools are stunning. That's where most people relax and have a good swim. The water is very clear, and deep enough to swim. You can jump off the rocks, or slide down the lip of the pool. Stick your head under the water and watch it flow down the rocks. It looks really cool.
The next two pools above the first one are also slidable, but the ride is a little bumpier It's a pretty fun ride.
If you keep climbing up the river, you'll get to this awesome pool. Climb over it, using the handholds on the rocks, then keep going long the right side. There will be a path that takes you over the next waterfall, and a really swimming hole. There is a rope on the ride. The water is deep, you can dive and jump off the top, no problems.
If you keep hiking up the river, you'll get to another waterfall, but not until way way up there. The next 100 meters or so are pretty nice though, so you may consider just walking a few minutes up the river, then turning around.
Ocean God's Pools
Pingtung County, Sandimen Township
First Hole: 22.825096, 120.653034
Parking: 22.822563, 120.646305
Detailed Map: https://goo.gl/by5XqH
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