Ep 21: Zhaori Hotspring and Brother Story Souvenir Store
We continue our tour of Green Island (watch the first part on Human Rights Memorial Park here) and make a stop at the Zhaori Hot Springs, which has been around since the late 18th century. The clean, transparent water in the springs are fed by seawater and underground water heated by the volcanic lava of Green Island. This is one of only three saltwater hot springs in the world along with the springs on Kyushu Island of Japan and Sicily in Italy. When the tide goes out, hot spring water can be seen gushing through cracks in the coral rock. Zhaori boasts some of the best spots to enjoy the sunrise and watch the stars while soaking and relaxing in the therapeutic warm water.
Other than being a great diving spot, it's also famous (or rather, infamous) for being the "Alcatraz" of Taiwan. Prisoners were and still are banished to this island, giving it's Happy-Holiday theme a little dash of sinister. Of course, it's all in good fun, and a perfect holiday spot for individuals who love the sun, sand, sea, and an air of mystery.
Don't forget to also stop by Brother Story to pick up souvenirs of a different kind. Specially made and designed in-house, these cute souvenirs can't be purchased anywhere else in the world. Also, it's adorable iconic character, Brother, has loads of funny statements to make about Taiwan's latest headlines, making a gift that will be remembered!
For more information:
Green Island Zhaori Saltwater Hot Springs 綠島朝日溫泉 (http://qiito.com/place/286-green-island-zhaori-saltwater-hot-springs)
Brother Story 大哥ㄉ故事(http://qiito.com/place/22355-brother-s-story-souvenirs)
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