A living network that promotes and supports the small businesses and community initiatives that are crucial to the well-being of our neighborhoods.
Miaoli City is located in Miaoli County which is located south-west of Taipei, and takes about 1 hour on the train from Taipei. I came across this onsen hotel in a Time magazine article/ recommendation. It was during my girlfriend’s business trip to Taipei that I decided to tag along, and Miaoli was our weekend get-away from Taipei during that trip. This hotel was surprisingly well appointed. Our room was spacious with a onsen/ tub inside the bathroom. The design of the hotel is contemporary, and it is set next to a stream where local people were fishing. The hotel onsen featured a series of outdoor and semi-outdoor pools of hot spring water. There is also a long and narrow swimming pool that runs parallel to the length of the hotel, which is great for swimming laps. We didn’t eat at the hotel as the there were a handful of small local eateries that were good and reasonably priced. This is a peaceful area, and make a great escape from the hustle and bustle of Taipei.