SPA TOWN IN TAIWAN
Jiaoxi Township or Chiaohsi Township is a rural township in the northern part of Yilan County, Taiwan.
Jiaoxi is famous for its hot springs. These attract large numbers of visitors so as the result, Jiaoxi has become a favorite weekend resort, featuring an array of hotels from the budget to the luxurious. There is also a few free public hot springs, mostly sheltered, where visitors can enjoy a leisurely foot bath at any time.
Jiaoxi is surrounded by mountains and is just a few kilometers from the ocean. Visitors enjoy walking around the small streets, eating snacks, and of course enjoying the hot springs. Because of its proximity to Taipei, Jiaoxi can be quite crowded on weekends. The town continues to grow with new hotels and services as it becomes a tour stop for many international travelers as well.
Jiaoxi is not a big place so it is easy to navigate around the town. One of the central locations in Jiaoxi in Tangweigou Park. The park isn't large but visitors can find free hot spring foot pools at the entrance and then walk along the small stream for about 5 minutes. There are nice views of the mountains and a few places to sit and enjoy a drink or snack.
In March 2012, it was named one of the Top 10 Small Tourist Towns by the Tourism Bureau of Taiwan.