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346 Xingyi Rd, Beitou District, Taipei, Taiwan
Reported CLOSED (April 2018)
This adults-only hot springs has become very popular with local gay men including many good-looking, friendly guys and plenty of bears.
Huang Ding features a number of hot pools, set at various temperatures. There is a dark steam room where most of the action takes place.
The changing room is a bit of a squeeze, and on busy nights you might struggle to find an empty locker. There is only one toilet. Entrance fee NTD250 for the public facilities.
venue Sauna | customers: mostly gay | attracts: All types
“I had my best experience there... so sad.“
kiong on 20-Sep-2018 | Problem with this review?
“Most of the buildings were demolished when I went in Apr. I mourn the loss.“
Visitor on 01-May-2018 | Problem with this review?
“We tried to go there Sunday 8-apr 2018 and they were closed. No lights on. A paper sign on the door reads in Chinese that they were not able to renew their lease.“
Steve on 13-Apr-2018 | Problem with this review?
Huang Ding Closed
“I went on 5/4/18 and it appeared to be closed...“
Scott on 05-Apr-2018 | Problem with this review?
Close when i went there
“I went there last March 30. Is it close on a certain day or its permanently closed?“
MJ on 01-Apr-2018 | Problem with this review?
Gay Sauna Experience
“Enjoyed my stay last Thursday. There were a number of guys early afternoon and more guys went in after 4PM. Mostly Asian guys there and good for sightseeing and some fun. Had my share of fun and sauna area is covered from inside so no one can see.“
Brent on 30-Jan-2018 | Problem with this review?
Good for sightseeing, not so good design and comfort
“The best part is the concept itself of a men-only spa mostly visited by gay walking naked. Lot of sexy guys. However, the facility urgently needs some reforms to make it more comfortable, pleasant and up to the level of neighboring spas. I could not understand the spa don't offer towels as part of their service. I had to pay T$100 for a hand towel. The pools should have more comfortable seats. Also I found the steam room too hot. I planned to stay there 3 hours but only stayed for 1h45. The locker room is very small.“
Al on 01-Jan-2018 | Problem with this review?
“Went on a Saturday afternoon. Good amount of guys. Varied in age and look. Some quite sexy and others so. No attitude and most seemed friendly. Though there was little to no action. Mostly a few stroke offs here and there. Not quite the place to get heavier action or privacy happening.“
A on 30-Dec-2017 | Problem with this review?
“And I certainly was not disappointed. I was in Xinbeitou on Monday, sightseeing, and I thought Huang Ding was near, so I took a taxi. How wrong I was LOL (didn't realize it was in the mountains). The kind driver took me to the wrong street and it took more than 30 minutes to find this place. I arrived at 3.30pm and it was drizzling, I thought the place would be deserted. When I entered the locker room I was greeted by a cute pair of buns and immediately I knew it was worth the trouble haha. Most of the guys were handsome and have nice bodies. A couple of the hot ones were a bit shy and covering their junk while walking. A local guy was nice enough to take me to the nearest MRT station using his motorbike. I'll definitely go back on my next vacation to Taiwan.“
Owen on 20-Dec-2017 | Problem with this review?
“I can’t speak highly enough of this facility. I honestly thought I’d died and gone to heaven. Truly stunning naked Taiwanese men lounging about in pools, showering, walking about, and maybe doing other things. Best eye candy I’ve seen in many a long year. The hands on fun was pretty impressive too.
Small gripe is the smoking area is not cleaned regularly or properly, so the smell emanating from it was disgusting.
Staff are friendly and helpful.“
Steve on 05-Dec-2017 | Problem with this review?
Amazing place !
“We weren't quite sure what to find when we decided to go there but it was honestly a very pleasant surprise!
The staff was rather kind, and the place itself, although a little dark and basic, was just a great place to relax, to flirt and a little more.
It was 5pm on a Thursday when we visited Huang Ding and it was reasonably full - 20 to 30 guys, all gay, a rather young crowd, the vast majority of which locals. We felt pretty at ease although we don't speak Mandarin. Definitely a good place to go to have some fun!
The only drawback is that it's a bit isolated but accessible by bus or taxi (170 NTS from Beitou stn)“
Étienne on 02-Nov-2017 | Problem with this review?
More than I expected
“I went on a Friday night, and I found the crowd to be mostly young local Taiwanese. A lot of them were hot! Imagine relaxing in a pool, when a hot one just arrives and descends then so conveniently places himself opposite you. There's 1 big pool, then towards the hallway, smaller pools. Then towards the back there's this steam room where you'll have to see to find out ;p.
I enjoyed it so much, I went back on a Saturday and it was even more packed with guys (and hot guys ;p ). Even if you just play it nice, it's quite an experience to be relaxing in a hot pool, with glistening bodies all around you. Everyone was chatty and having nice conversations, like this was a weekly community thing. I wish I could speak Mandarin so I could join in too.“
azn on 26-Oct-2017 | Problem with this review?
Feel the eyes
“Been there last Sunday. Very friendly staff, lots of people. Towel available for rent. In beginning a bit awkward being first time in fully naked surroundings. Lots of not-so-subtle glances, nothing aggressive, great place to relax and to take in the 'scenery'.“
John on 23-Oct-2017 | Problem with this review?
Amazing place, a must visit for Taipei
“Had a great time here on a weekday afternoon. Easily accessible by public transport (frequent buses).
OK, it is not "gay" per se, but the clientele is 99% gay. They have converted the women's baths, and combined it to make the men's baths larger. They do not offer public bath for women anymore, unlike all the other hot springs in the area.
The dark steam room right at the very back is certainly very happening. Lots of fun and groping going on there.
Certainly different to visiting a gay sauna, but no less fun (unless you are intent on f**king, cos there is no room to do that)“
JS on 20-Sep-2017 | Problem with this review?
Good, if you have realistic expectations
“Went on a summer Sat afternoon, was there from 4-6pm or so. Total about 30 guys, fairly broad range of ages and body types. Me and 2 other Caucasians, rest were Asian. Very discreet atmosphere, and could easily be mistaken for a straight hot springs.
The only action is in the dark steam room all the way at the back. But don't expect too much. Once you overcome the inherent shyness, you face the problem of the overbearing heat. I think they crank up the heat and steam to ensure no one stays in the room for too long. Just too hot!! Had to take a break and use the cold water spray in the room, but managed to have some quick fun there.
But there seemed to be a decent range, so if you're patient, flexible an don't have too high of expectations you should be able to enjoy your visit here. Even if you don't get any action, the view is always nice, and the water is good and you will be refreshed from the experience.“
Mark on 24-Jun-2017 | Problem with this review?
A bright & dark steam room exist ;)
“Some reviewers apparently didn't find the dark steam room - it's at the end of the somewhat dark alley with lots of benches and chairs to relax, just before you reach the massage area. There is another steam room with an all glass front that is appropriately bright during day time and hence not the preferred dwelling place of, uh, shy guys... ;)
It seems that the visitors are younger and cruisier later at night. The wide range of rest places make it pleasant to take in the eye candy and to wait for a flirt to develop.“
Marc on 13-May-2017 | Problem with this review?
Relaxing but don't go for any action
“The description needs to be changed "There is no dark steam room anymore. It's glass. So no action takes place". Having said that I really enjoyed the atmosphere. There's not many places you can go where everyone is walking around completely naked. It's fun just to look. For sure 99% visitors are gay but as others have said - it is not a gay owned/run venue and it is not the place to go if you're looking for sex.
It's not that difficult to find. Easy to take the Metro to the nearest station and then hop in a taxi for 140 TWD. But sure it is not in the downtown Redhouse district so if you're short on time it may not be worth while“
Adam on 03-Mar-2017 | Problem with this review?
Too far and confusing
“Nothing special there besides a hot bath, but it's so hard to get there. It's not worth that much of a huddle... oh and no fun, go to Aniki instead for that“
Michael on 09-Aug-2016 | Problem with this review?
“I went with my BF (I am a white bear and he a Taiwanese) twink. First off it was crazy crowded. We had to wait 15 minutes for our number to be called to go in the dressing room. Don't wear socks. The lockers are super crowded and difficult to use.. The facilities on the other had were vast. There are three totally different areas of springs and pools and you cannot see them from the others. You must go exploring. The steam room was a joke because it was so full of guys giving handjobs. Head that you couldn't even get in or move. It was almost all gay guys there and it seems to be the Betiou place to be, but there is no action really. And it is not officially gay. It's a straight business take over by the gays. There is a woman's sauna on the other side. Fun on a cold rainy night or before clubbing, but if sex is what u want, go to Aniki or Rainbow or Grindr.“
Ryan on 17-Apr-2016 | Problem with this review?
Not for Western gay audience
“There is a better experience for that in Taipei Aniki for that. Or go to Kawayu Hot Spring instead. This is not a gay place and you should seriously not waste your time going on that mountain.“
Keither on 15-Feb-2016 | Problem with this review?
This is NOT a gay place!
“I have been there yesterday. It's a totally normal on send run by a family. I couldn't find no signs of "gay lifestyle".
There were few Asians who looked in my direction. But I'm a European in an onsen... that's all.
There is no action, no place for action. The steam room is more a small cabin then a room.
I wouldn't go there a second time if I need action. A sauna would be better.“
Sebastian on 18-Jan-2016 | Problem with this review?
Best gay Asian experience
“The hotspring is absolutely gorgeous, the scene that you think can also been seen in an award winning gay film turns into a reality here. Guys all of ages and sizes come here to see and be seen. Facilities are very clean and there are multiple pools to choose from. The steam room is where all the action goes on, there is really no need to be discreet as this is not a gay~friendly hotspring but it is a pure gay hotspring. If you love seeing fully naked beautiful guys around you, this is a place you shouldn't think about skipping. Even the gay saunas can't match the crowd here and I am referring to both the quality and quantity of guys.“
leo on 03-Jan-2016 | Problem with this review?
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