A-1 ‎Hot spring valley

1.hot spring valley is located at the southwestern end of the datun volcanic group, that is, the valley depression on the left side of the bottom of zhongshan road next to beitou park, formerly known as beitou creek hot spring or hell valley, also known locally as “sulfon water head” or “ghost lake”, which is the source of beitou creek.‎

‎2.the ‎hot spring valley is a basin-like depression, possibly the remains of a steam burst, with multiple hot springs gushing out at the bottom, with a sulfur smell and hot air. the temperature of the hot spring water reaches 98 ° c, and the temperature of other parts is about 60 to 70 ° c. the depression consists of hot springs merging the surface water into a shallow pool, and the pool water flows out from the gap on the southwest side, forming a hot spring stream, that is, beitou creek.‎

‎‎3.hot spring valley hot springs are hydrochloric acidic, commonly known as green sulphur, and extremely corrosive. because the spring water is clear and green like jade, some people call it “jade spring valley”, and because of the year-round steam, the light and shadow change like the image of a fairyland, which is one of the eight scenic spots and twelve victories in taiwan during the japanese occupation period, and is known as “sulfon spring jade mist”.‎

A-2 Beitou hot spring museum

the beitou hot spring museum, formerly known as the “‎‎beitou public bath‎‎”, was commissioned by ‎‎daikichi imura,‎‎ the head of the japanese government office, and supervised by the architect of the governor’s palace, ‎‎matsunosuke moriyama‎‎, and completed on ‎‎june 17, 1913 (taisho ii),‎‎ as a two-storey building in the eclectic style of the japanese empire, and the largest hot spring public bath in east asia at that time. the bath area on the first floor is made of brick, the rest area on the second floor is made of wood, and the entrance is located on the second floor.‎

the bath used the public health funds of the taipei state hall at that time to model itself on the izusan hot spring bathing site in shizuoka prefecture, japan. the relaxation area on the second floor features a gazebo, a shoe changing hall, and a tatami hall where visitors can cool off after a bath. there is also a prominent platform watchtower next to the hall, where you can enjoy the scenery of beitou mountain and water. meals and drinks are also sold indoors, and sometimes even art performances are arranged. in 1923 (taisho 12), crown prince hirohito of japan arrived in taiwan to inspect, and also visited the public baths in beitou and inspected the beitou stone in the creek. for this reason, the bathhouse also added an “imperial rest hall” on the second floor for its rest, which is located in the audiovisual room of the current wenbo museum.‎

‎during the japanese occupation period, after descending the stairs, tang guests can go to the bath area on the first floor to change clothes and soak in the bath (currently there is no bathing service as a museum). the main feature of the first floor is the large roman-style ‎‎bath‎‎, which is mainly composed of male guests, surrounded by round arch columns, and the mosaic ‎‎stained glass window flowers‎‎ on the wall of the cloister on the outside of the bath, which together create a very bright and gorgeous bath atmosphere. on the other side of the large bath, there is a small bath, which was a place for women and children at that time, and there is also a separate bathroom and lounge for important guests. overall, beitou public baths can be described as an extremely important public leisure and entertainment venue in the history of the development of beitou hot springs.‎

‎after world war ii, the public baths were used as zhongshan hall, taipei county council guest house, people’s service office, civil defense headquarters and guangming police station, but were eventually abandoned due to the change of management units. until 1994, a group of beitou elementary school teachers and students found the ruined beitou public baths in the process of teaching outside the school. in order to preserve the monuments and reuse the space, the children, community residents and cultural and historical workers jointly signed a letter of love, hoping to preserve the baths. after continuous communication and coordination, beitou public baths was finally announced by the ministry of the interior as a grade iii monument (now a municipal monument) in ‎‎1997, and on october 31, 1998‎‎, under the investment of local residents and the taipei municipal government, it was officially reopened under the name of “‎‎beitou hot spring museum‎‎”.‎

A-3 Taipei Municipal Library Beitou Branch

Taipei Municipal Library Beitou Branch is Taiwan’s first green building library, located in Beitou Park with dense forests and rich ecological environment, adjacent to the Hot Spring Museum, with a total area of 650 tsubo. ‎
‎ Located in the green beitou park, the indoor book fragrance and outdoor birds are reflected in each other, and reading has become a comfortable and enjoyable activity. ‎
‎ The roof is a lightweight ecological roof, equipped with solar photovoltaic panels to generate electricity, which can generate 16 kilowatts of electricity, and a large number of balcony deep shade and vertical wooden grille are used to reduce heat radiation into the room and reduce energy consumption to achieve energy saving effects. The green roof and slope grass slope design can naturally drain water into the rainwater recycling tank, and then use the recycled water to water the planting and flushing toilet, so as to achieve greening and reduce water waste. The building uses wood and steel, which can be recycled to reduce the damage to the environment by waste. In terms of indoor health and environmental indicators, in addition to termite control for wood building materials, ecological coatings and unnecessary decoration works are used to reduce the release of pollution and toxic substances and avoid affecting human health. ‎
‎ In February 1994, the branch was awarded the Nine Candidate Certificates of Green Buildings of the Ministry of the Interior, including “Biodiversity”, “Greening Quantity”, “Base Water Retention”, “Water Resources”, “Daily Energy Saving”, “Carbon Dioxide Reduction”, “Indoor Health and Environment”, “Waste Reduction”, “Sewage and Waste Improvement”, and obtained the Green Building Diamond Medal Certificate in July 1996, the 2007 National Excellence In Construction Award – Excellence Award, and the first place in the 6th Taipei City Government Quality Innovation Award , “The 6th Far East Outstanding Architectural Design Award” Finalists, the 2007 “Taiwan Architecture Award” First Prize, the 6th Taipei City “Urban Landscape Award” First Prize, the 8th Executive Yuan Public Works Quality Excellence Award” Award, the Ministry of the Interior 96 “Excellent Green Building Design Award”, the 2008 Global Architecture Gold Award – Global Excellence in Construction Award Finalist Award, in 2012 by the US website Flavorwire.com selected as one of the “World’s 25 Most Beautiful Public Libraries”.‎

A-4 katagalan Culture Center