The Wushanto Reservoir, located in the hills of Tainan County in Southern Taiwan, is a destination rich with local fish, indigenous plants, rare birds and dozens of species of butterflies. Referred to by locals as “Coral Lake” for its rocky shoreline, the reservoir was once the largest of its kind in Asia. Travelers love the epic views—particularly in the springtime, when brightly colored cherry blossoms are in full bloom.
Wushanto Reservoir is close to the Guanziling Hot Spring, where travelers flock to soak in one of the oldest—and most famous—natural springs. Various spas offering unique treatments like mineral pools and clay facials are located at the top of the mountain, offering incredible views during relaxing soaks.
There are no longer direct buses to Guanziling Hot Springs, so travelers must take a bus from Xinying to Baihe, then Baihe to Guanziling. The trip is approximately two hours from Tainan. Visitors say that while public transport is available, a rental car is the best way to see all the area attractions.