The Japanese are to thank for the many hotels that were sometimes side-by-side. From the paperback booklet, whose front cover is shown, the author maintained that there were over 70 hotels there. Who would bother to count? Was the versatile Literary Inn among them?
Bought at one of the many bookstores south of the East Compound on Chung Shan North Road, this dandy little fountain of information will be used again in later posts.
The description of Peitou was right on the money back in the late 1960s.
YangTou Road was the scenic route to take to Peitou. The Grass Mountain hostel is at the top of this photo and our apartment complex is at the bottom.
Entering the village using this route made you think that Peitou was isolated up in the mountains. Kind of like Shangri-La.
Here is a very short list of some of the Hotels in Peitou and their addresses.
According to the hotel list on the previous page, this was the approximate location of the Metropole Hotel.
"C" in this photo is the current location of the new Spring City Resort. It is also the site of the old Paramount Hotel. The street name today is YouYa Road. In 1969, it was spelled Yu Ya Road.
|1970 photo by S. Swallom, courtesy of Dawgflight.com|
The Hotel Peitou was slightly west of the other hotels at that time.
|Matchbook cover provided by Taipics.com |
The size of the Hotel Peitou might have been exaggerated by its depiction.
|1970 photo by S. Swallom; courtesy of Dawgflight.com|
The New Life Hotel was located on one of Peitou's busiest streets.
|Card provided by P. Birden; courtesy of Dawgflight.com|
Notice the Peitou, Taiwan address.
This address would have been the location of the New Life Hotel.
The Hotel Sincere is one of the hotels mentioned in the booklet.
According to the address, it wasn't far from the New Life Hotel.
The Peitou (Beitou) Hot Springs Museum is one of the remaining old buildings standing from our time in Taiwan.
This is actually a Christian Church in Peitou. My friend, Victor, indicates it is Roman Catholic.
|Photo by S. Swallom; courtesy of Dawgflight.com|
Many others will remember quite well this centrally located fountain in Peitou.