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Onsen Papawaqa, Miaoli, Taiwan

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.

http://www.papawaqa.com.tw/index.asp

View of the outdoor onsen area.

View of the pool with the mountains in the background.

View of the hotel's main structure.

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This entry was posted on February 15, 2012 by in Lodging, Taiwan and tagged , .
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