Body: Let it flow
Escape the city to Guguan Hot Springs for fresh countryside air, the sounds of flowing creeks and relaxing dips in its healing waters. Discovered by the Atayal Tribe in 1907, these hot springs are rich in carbonic acid, which means they’re slightly bubbly and might help to lower blood pressure. What’s practically guaranteed is that you’ll sleep well after a warm soak.
Soul: Meditate on ancient wisdom
Make a pilgrimage to Taichung’s Confucius Temple, which honours China’s great sage who taught essential principles about individual cultivation and family values. Built in the 1970s, the site is not historic, but its simple, Song-dynasty design – typical of Confucius temples – and quiet surroundings make it an ideal place to sit in peace.