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Romantic Autumn Getaway:Da Keng Hot Springs Festival

Information provided by Taichung city government Compiled by Compass Magazine
Translated by Druetzler David

1. Dong Shan Amusement Park
Address: 151-2, Dong Shan Rd., Sec. 2, Bei-Tun District
Travel Tel: (04) 2239-1435
Dining Tel: (04) 2239-7066
Dong Shan Amusement Park's“Hot Spring SPA Garden World”features a traditional Chinese medicine pool; a hydro-therapy pool and much more. The assortment of pools will wash away the doldrums of the city life as you have a real SPA experience.

2. Xia Ke Hot Spring
Address: 47-66, Heng Keng Lane, Da Keng Scenic Area
Customer Service Tel: (04) 2239-9911
Xia Ke Hot Spring Resort is located in the Da Keng Scenic Area. Guests can enjoy the scenery of the surrounding mountains. Xia Ke Hot Spring Resort has hot springs, tours, gourmet food, R&R, and facilities for meetings and other activities.

3. QI Lin Feng Hot Spring
Address: 15, Lane 65, Dong Shan Rd. Sec. 2
Tel: (04) 2239-6969
Qi Lin Feng has already undergone analysis and inspection by the Energy and Resources Department of the R.O.C. Industrial Research Office. The department has determined that Qi Lin Feng's hot spring meets the hot spring carbonic acid requirements. The special characteristics of our hot spring's odorless water is its slight white color and minute carbon bubbles.

4. Encore Garden
Address: 41, Bo Yuan Lane, Min Zheng Village
Tel: (04) 239-1549
Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 am-10:30 pm
Saturday 8:30 am-12 pm; Sunday 8 am-12 pm
Encore Garden is located in Taichung City's eastern Da Keng scenic area. Looking at the garden, one will see an abundance of brilliant flowers. Besides the garden, there are also many kinds of playground equipment. There are also evening “water dancing” performances where the water sprays up to the clouds in a colorful and unique display. The Kun Wu hiking trail and An Ji Bridge have recently been opened to the public. Ting Yuan Cafe, Four Seasons Fountain, and the flower market are all in operation during the evening to heighten the recreational experience.

5. Natural (Tian Ran) Garden
Address: 5-8, Kuo Zi Lane, Kuo Zi Village, Beitun District
Tel: (04) 2239-8868
Do you know how many secrets are concealed inside of plants? Besides being beautiful and edible, they can also be used to dye cloth. Pure and natural colors can be extracted from plants. Then by kneading, folding, and twisting the cloth, you can create a colorful rainbow of colors and patterns in any way you want.

2004 TaiChung City Da Keng Hot Springs Festival:
Da Keng Hot Springs Activity Series

Sunday, September 26 through Sunday, October 3
Place: Dong Shan Amusement Park Hot Spring, Xia Ke Hot Spring, Qi Lin Feng Hot Spring

Saturday, October 2
Romantic Lovers – Rose Dye Experience. Colorful Butterfly Experience – Painted Butterflies. 10 am-4 pm
Location: Plant Dye Workshop

Sunday, October 3
Butterfly painting demonstration lesson (11 am-12 pm)
Rose – Dye Demonstration Lesson (2-3 pm)
Location: Holiday Arena
Drums of Da Keng – Happy Percussion (6-7 pm)
Location: Dong Shan Hot Spring

Monday, October 4 - Sunday, October 10
Theme Hot Springs- Growth Spring: Jasmine Rosemary Bathe. Fountain of Youth: Aromatic Salt Bathe. Healthy Spring: Carbonic Acid Mud Bath.
Location: Dong Shan Amusement Park Hot Spring, Xia Ke Hot Spring, Qi Lin Feng Hot Spring.

Saturday, October 9 and Sunday, October 10
Sparkling Beautiful Person- Vanilla Dye Experience. Original Color Memory – Picture Frame making. (10 am-4 pm)
Location: Plant Dye Workshop
Plant Dye Wooden Picture Frame Demonstration Lesson (11 am-12 pm)
Vanilla – Dye Demonstration Lesson (2-3 pm)
Location: Holiday Arena
Wild Moulin Rouge (11-11:45/ 2-2:45/ 4-4:45)
Location: Encore Garden
Star Bright Solo Performance – Violin Performance (6-7 pm)
Location: Xia Ke Hot Spring

Monday, October 11 - Sunday, October 17
Theme Hot Springs- Growth Spring: Lavender Eucalyptus Bath. Fountain of Youth: Bamboo Charcoal Bath. Healthy Spring: Carbonic Acid Waterfall Spring.
Location: Dong Shan Amusement Park Springs. Xia Ke Hot Springs. Qi Lin Feng Springs.

Friday, October 15
Cross-strait exchange through children's traditional Chinese painting. (9 am-4 pm)
Location: Qi Lin Feng Hot Springs

Saturday, October 16 and Sunday, October 17
Thick Aromatic Flavors – Coffee Dye Experience. Flower Space – Flower Pot Painting. (10 am-4 pm) Location: Plant Dye Workshop
Flower Pot Painting Demonstration Lesson (11 am-12 pm)
Coffee Dye Demonstration Lesson (2-3 pm)
Location: Holiday Arena
Wild Moulin Rouge (11-11:45/ 2-2:45/ 4-4:45)
Location: Encore Garden
Hot Spring Egg Eating Contest (5-6 pm)
Ancient Music – Er Hu Performance (6-7 pm)

Location: Qi Lin Feng Hot Springs
For Related Information, please check out Taichung City Government's website www.tccg.gov.tw
Or call our activity hotline : (04) 2228-9111 ext. 2561, 2562


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