Sulphurous geothermic waters bubble in the Beitou Hot Springs Waterside Park among the scenic hills around Taipei, heated by the neighboring Qixingshan Mountain, a dormant volcano in the Yangmingshan National Park. Hot springs hotels are numerous, and the water is a perfect degree-Celsius in which to surrender your body and your abandon your cares, before falling further into blissful oblivion, under the hands of an able masseur. The Japanese, recalling their their own hot springs onsen, soon set their sights on these hills during their years of rule here, in the first half of the 20th century, when many tea gardens and bathhouses were constructed. Opposite the train station, the Hot Spring Museum , a restored Japanese colonial-era bathhouse, tells the history of the Beitou spas. The Yitsun Hotel , built in , is more refined.
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Nearly , revellers have marched through Taipei in a riot of rainbow colours and celebration as Taiwan held its first pride parade since making history in Asia by legalising gay marriage. In May, politicians took the unprecedented decision to legalise same-sex marriages, becoming the first place in Asia to do so. Behind him passed a steady stream of colour, including dancers, unicorn floats and rainbow balloon arches. In the past decade Taiwan has become increasingly progressive on gay rights with Taipei home to a thriving LGBT community and increasingly large pride marches. The issue of same-sex equality has deeply polarised society.