There is nothing better than soaking in the hot spring during the cold weather or after a tired trip, not only can relieve the fatigue, relax body and mind, but also some hot springs have the benefits for skin. Fortunately in Taipei also have a place to take hot springs, Beitou is the most famous area for hot springs, add it to your last destination before leaving Taiwan, for eliminating your tired body and mind after getting around Taiwan.

Keep reading that you will know some hot spring resorts we recommended. Besides, In Beitou, in addition to hot springs, there are many attractions and foods that you should never miss.

How to Get There

Beitou Hot Spring Taipei​ - cleanse your mind and wash your troubles away in hot springs

Take Red Line (Tamsui -Xinyi Line) to Beitou station [R22], and transfer to the Xinbeitou line to Xinbeitou station [R22A].

 ▎See Also: Taiwan Transportation Guide – Getting Around Taiwan
Beitou Hot Spring Taipei​ - cleanse your mind and wash your troubles away in hot springs

Beitou Hot Spring

Beitou Hot Spring Taipei​ - cleanse your mind and wash your troubles away in hot springs

The Beitou district in northern Taiwan covers part of the Tatun volcano group which has brought abundant natural water sources to Beitou and created the hot spring.

During the Japanese occupation from 1895 to 1945, Beitou developed into a prosperous hot spring township and the hot spring culture has remained.

Today, there are dozen of bathhouses and resorts in this area, attracting a large number of domestic and foreign tourists from all regions.

Note: Do not go to the hot spring when you are empty stomach, full, drunkness, pregnant, and after intensity exercise. Plus, don’t soak in hot spring too long, and drink water constantly.

Three Types of Hot Springs in the Beitou Area

There are three different types of hot springs in Beitou area: Green Sulfur Springs, White Sulfur Springs and Iron Sulfur Springs.

Green Sulfur Springs

Green sulfur springs are not usual and only can be seen in Akita, Japan, and in Beitou and Yangmingshan, Taiwan.

Although the hot spring is acidic with slightly corrosive, it won’t hurt the human body, instead, it good for the skin, even so, for the people has sensitive skin, do not soak in the hot spring more than 10 minutes.

  • Temperature: 50~75℃.
  • Color: slight jade green tint.
  • pH: acidic sulfate chloride springs, pH1-2.
  • Feature: good for skin, relieving muscle soreness, and promoting the metabolism.

White Sulfur Springs

White sulfur hot springs are formed by mountain spring water absorbing volcanic gas and geothermal heat, it milky white color get a nickname “milk bath”, in addition, the white sulfur springs can maintain beautiful and youthful skin, but don’t take too long over than 20 minutes.

  • Temperature: 56~90℃.
  • Color: milky white.
  • PH: acidic sulfate springs, pH4-5.
  • Feature: eliminate fatigue, maintain beautiful and youthful skin, treat nerve pain, and relax muscles.

Iron Sulfur Springs

Iron sulfur spring has the magical title of “Golden Spring” and “Immortal Hot Spring” because the spring contains rich iron sediment which is good for skin and body circulation.

  • Temperature: 40~60℃.
  • Color: transparent light brown
  • PH: neutral carbonate springs, pH4-5.
  • Feature: good for skin and circulatory system.

Public Hot Springs

The Beitou public hot springs belong to the government city, so the entry fee is very low or even free. There are five places you can experience outdoor hot spring bathing fun.

Hot Spring Hand-Soaking Pool (手湯)

Next to the Xinbeitou station, here is the first stop to experience green sulfur hot springs and the beginning for exploring Beitou.


Beitou Public Hotspring (北投公園親水公園露天溫泉)

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Beitou public hot spring is the best way to experience the green sulfur hot spring without much money, it opened in 1999 on the eve of the new millennium, so it also called “Millennium Hot Spring”. 

There are 4 hot spring pools and 2 cold spring pools, just only NT$40 ($1.3) you can totally enjoy all of them.

Photo Source: Department of Economic Development, Taipei City Government

Men and women share these outdoor pools, so swimwear and swim cap are required.

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  • Admission fee:NT$40 ($1.3)
  • Hours:Mon – Sun 05:30~07:30 / 08:00~10:00 / 10:30~13:00 / 13:30~16:00 / 16:30~19:00 / 19:30~22:00

Quanyuan Park Foot Soaking Pool (泉源公園泡腳池)

Photo Source: Department of Economic Development, Taipei City Government

Quanyuan Park is about 15 minutes walk from the MRT station, it has a 20-meter long green sulfur hot spring foot soaking pool and can accommodate up to 100 people at the same time.

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  • Admission fee:free
  • Hours:Tue – Sun 08:00~18:00 | Mon Closed

Fuxing Park Foot Soaking Pool (復興公園泡腳池)

Photo Source: Department of Economic Development, Taipei City Government

Fuxing Park has three green sulfur hot spring foot soaking pools that are full of nostalgic Japanese soaking baths style, it can accommodate nearly 100 people. 

There are three public foot soaking pools in Beitou, Fuxing Park is the most convenient one of them, just only 5 minutes walk from MRT station.

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  • Admission fee:free
  • Hours:Tue – Sun 08:00~18:00 | Mon Closed

Sulfur Valley Foot Soaking Pool (硫磺谷溫泉泡腳池)

Photo Source: Department of Economic Development, Taipei City Government

Different with the others, Sulfur springs valley foot soaking pool is the farthest from MRT station, and the foot soaking pool in the sulfur valley is white sulfur spring, you have to take Taipei bus (S7, S9, S26) from Xinbeitou Stop to Mituo Temple Stop, it takes about 15 minutes to there.

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  • Admission fee:free
  • Hours:Tue – Sun 08:00~18:00 | Mon Closed

Hot Springs Resort

Most Of the hot spring resort In Beitou are white sulfur springs, in addition, each resort has a different type of hot spring bathing pool for choosing:

  • Outdoor Hot Spring: it is a public hot spring pool for men and women using together, so swimwear and swim cap are required, moreover, there is a much wide selection of facilities in Beitou resort than Beitou public park.
  • Public Hot Spring: You will be naked with strangers in the public hot spring, so it usually separates bathing areas for men and women.
  • Private Hot Spring Room: It’s a small private room with only a hot spring tub inside, which is suitable for couples or a small family.
  • Royal Private Hot Spring Room: It like a luxury hotel room and you can enjoy the hot spring in your own bathroom.

Longnice Hot Spring (瀧乃湯)

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Longnice Hot Spring was built in 1907 during Japanese rule era, as the oldest Japanese-style hot spring in Beitou, you will strongly feel the nostalgic atmosphere preserved by the long years of history.

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The bathing is nude and separated by gender, they also insist on providing the most primitive green sulfur spring for visitors to relax their soul and body.

CategoriesHoursTimePrice
Public Hot Spring 06:30-21:00
(Last Entry: 20:00)
No time limitNT$150($5) / 1 person
Private Hot Spring Room
(Single Bathtub)
12:00-18:00
(Last Entry: 17:00)
1 HourNT$400($13) / 2 persons
NT$450($15) / 3 persons (2 adult+1 child)
Private Hot Spring Room
(Double Bathtub)
12:00-18:00
(Last Entry: 17:00)
1 HourNT$600($20) / 2 persons
NT$650($21) / 3 persons
NT$700($23) / 4 persons
NT$750($25) / 5 persons
Longnice Hot Spring – Public Hot Spring

Longnice Hot Spring – Private Hot Spring Room

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  • Tel:+886 2 2891-2236
  • Hours:Thu – Tue 06:30~21:00 | Wed Closed

Spring City Resort (春天酒店)

Spring City Hotel is located at the highest point of the Beitou Hot Spring source and is surrounded by the natural environment, as they are close to the spring source, the springs are abundant and completely free from pollution. It provides hot spring, spa, and many facilities to make you enjoy the VIP treatment!

Feature
  • Hight quality white sulfur spring
  • 9 different types of spas in the outdoor hot spring
  • Free shuttle bus service between the resort and MRT Beitou/Xinbeitou Station
  • Creative Japanese cuisine/Delicate Chinese and Western cuisine meal options
CategoriesHoursTimePrice
Outdoor Hot Spring 09:00-22:00No time limitAdult: NT$800($26)
Child: NT$550($18)
Private Hot Spring Room24 Hours1 HourAdult: NT$600($20)
Child: NT$400($13)
Royal Private Hot Spring Room24 Hours 2 HoursNT$2,500~3,900 ($82~128) / 2 persons
Spring City Hotel – Outdoor Hot Spring
Photo Source: Klook

Spring City Hotel – Private Hot Spring Room
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Spring City Hotel – Royal Private Hot Spring Room
Photo Source: HotelsCombined

TIPS: You can book Spring City Resort hot spring coupon from Klook, just only NT$ 388 ($12.7) up. In addition, here can find the cheapest deal if you want to stay overnight and enjoy the hot spring in the hotel:

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  • Tel:+886 2 2897-5555
  • Hours:Mon – Sun 24 hrs

Grand View Resort (麗禧酒店)

Grand View Resort is the five-star hotel in Beitou, which was designed by the famous architect Chu-Yuan Lee, the designer of the Taipei 101 building.

As it located at the hilltop of Beitou, you can take in the stunning panoramic views of the mountains and forests while enjoying the purest white sulfur hot springs, which will definitely wash your worries away.

Feature
  • The only five-star hotel in Beitou
  • The best-rated Beitou public hot springs
  • Hight quality white sulfur spring
  • Free shuttle bus service between the resort and MRT Beitou Station
  • At the highest location with wonderful views
CategoriesHoursTimePrice
Outdoor Hot Spring 07:00-22:00 No time limitAdult: NT$600($26)
Child: NT$400($18)
Public Hot Spring 07:00-23:004 HoursWeekday: NT$1,600($53) / 1 person
Weekend: NT$1,800($59) / 1 person
Private Hot Spring Room24 Hours90 minsNT$2,300 ($76) / 2 persons
Grand View Resort – Outdoor Hot Spring

Grand View Resort – Public Hot Spring

Grand View Resort – Private Hot Spring Room

Also, you can find the cheapest deal if you want to stay overnight and enjoy the hot spring in this five-star luxury hotel room:

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  • Tel:+886 2 2898-8888
  • Hours:Mon – Sun 24 hrs

The Gaia Hotel (大地酒店)

Opened in 2015, the Gaia Hotel is designed with a large amount of pure white and original wood to create a simple, natural style.

The hotel has 48 rooms, 3 specialty restaurants, a wine cellar, 20 separate private hot spring rooms, an outdoor swimming pool, spa, and aromatherapy spa, as well as the most prestigious four-stories library in the lobby collecting nearly five thousand second-hand books for guest to borrow.

Feature
  • 2015《The Wall Street Journal》special report recommended
  • Awarded 2019 Top 10 hotels in Taiwan by TripAdvisor
  • A four-stories library in the lobby collecting nearly five thousand second-hand books
  • Hight quality white sulfur spring
  • Free shuttle bus service between the resort and MRT Beitou/Xinbeitou Station
CategoriesHoursTimePrice
Public Hot Spring 07:00-23:00 No time limitNT$1,800($59) / 1 person
Book Now
Private Hot Spring Room24 Hours90 minsWeekday: NT$2,600($85) / 2 persons
Weekend: NT$2,800($92) / 2 persons
Book Now
The Gaia Hotel – Public Hot Spring

The Gaia HotelPrivate Hot Spring Room

Also, you can find the cheapest deal if you want to stay overnight and enjoy the hot spring in the hotel room:

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  • Tel:+886 2 5551-8888
  • Hours:Mon – Sun 24 hrs

Radium Kagaya International Hotel (日勝生加賀屋)

The only Japanese-style hotel in Beitou, the entire building is meticulously modeled with Japanese architectural techniques and using Japanese unique crafts as the decoration inside the hall, which perfectly presents the centuries-old style of Japanese Kagaya, making guests feel like being in Japan.

Feature
  • The 100% Japanese-style services
  • Hight quality white sulfur spring
  • Free shuttle bus service between the resort and MRT Beitou Station
CategoriesHoursTimePrice
Public Hot Spring 06:00-24:00 No time limitWeekday: NT$1,200($85) / 1 person
Weekend: NT$1,500($92) / 1 person
Book Now
Private Hot Spring Room24 Hours90 minsNT$2,300~3,000 ($76~99) / 2 persons
Radium Kagaya International Hotel – Public Hot Spring

Radium Kagaya International Hotel – Private Hot Spring Room

You can find the cheapest deal if you want to stay overnight and enjoy the hot spring in this Japanese style hotel room:

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  • Tel:+886 2 2891-1111
  • Hours:Mon – Sun 24 hrs

Hot Springs Resort Comparison Chart

*Note: use landscape mode on phone*
Longnice Hot Spring
瀧乃湯
Spring City Resort
春天酒店
Grand View Resort
麗禧酒店
The Gaia Hotel
大地酒店
Radium Kagaya International Hotel
日勝生加賀屋
FeatureThe oldest hot spring in Beitou9 different types of spas in the outdoor hot springAt the highest location with wonderful viewsA four-stories library in the lobby collecting nearly five thousand second-hand booksThe 100% Japanese-style services
Spring TypeGreen SulfurWhite SulfurWhite SulfurWhite SulfurWhite Sulfur
Outdoor Hot Spring
(1 person)
XNT$800 ($26) NT$600 ($20) XX
Public Hot Spring
(1 person)
NT$150 ($5)XNT$1,600~1,800 ($53~59)NT$1,800 ($59)NT$1,200~1,500 ($85~92)
Private Hot Spring Room
(2 persons)
NT$400~750 ($13~25) NT$600 ($20)NT$2,300 ($76) NT$2,600~2,800 ($85~92)NT$2,300~3,000 ($76~99)
Royal Private Hot Spring
(2 persons)
XNT$2,500~3,900 ($82~128) XXX
Free shuttle bus serviceXVVVV
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Find the Cheapest RoomXCheck the Best PriceCheck the Best PriceCheck the Best PriceCheck the Best Price
 ▎See Also: 2019 Best Hotels in Taipei

Other Fun Things to Do in Beitou

Xinbeitou Historic Station (新北投車站)

Beitou Hot Spring Taipei​ - cleanse your mind and wash your troubles away in hot springs

You will see a historic train station next to the MRT Xinbeitou Station, the golden wooden Japanese architecture, with black tiles, is even more dazzling under the sunlight.

Beitou Hot Spring Taipei​ - cleanse your mind and wash your troubles away in hot springs

The historic Xinbeitou train station was built a century ago until 2017 it was reopened to the public again and restored to its original glory.

Beitou Hot Spring Taipei​ - cleanse your mind and wash your troubles away in hot springs

Art exhibitions and community activities are held from time to time to make the public to have a deeper understanding of Beitou’s history and culture.

Beitou Hot Spring Taipei​ - cleanse your mind and wash your troubles away in hot springs
Beitou Hot Spring Taipei​ - cleanse your mind and wash your troubles away in hot springs
Beitou Hot Spring Taipei​ - cleanse your mind and wash your troubles away in hot springs
 ▎See Also: Railway Trip on the Pingxi Line
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  • Tel:+886 2 2891-5558
  • Hours:Tue – Thu 10:00~18:00 | Fri – Sun 10:00~20:30 | Mon Closed

Taipei Public Library Beitou Branch (北投圖書館)

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The Beitou Library is a famous eco-green building in Taipei City.

Beitou Hot Spring Taipei​ - cleanse your mind and wash your troubles away in hot springs

The Japanese-style look was made entirely of wood and steel.

Beitou Hot Spring Taipei​ - cleanse your mind and wash your troubles away in hot springs

The large floor-to-ceiling windows allow natural light to enter the library thoroughly.

Beitou Hot Spring Taipei​ - cleanse your mind and wash your troubles away in hot springs

You can pick out a book, sit by the window with the gentle breeze blowing through the body, enjoy reading at this moment.

Beitou Hot Spring Taipei​ - cleanse your mind and wash your troubles away in hot springs
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  • Tel:+886 2 2897-7682
  • Hours:Tue – Sat 08:30~21:00 | Sun – Mon 09:00~17:00

Beitou Hot Spring Museum (北投溫泉博物館)

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Beitou hot spring museum is a Victorian-style building with red bricks wall and wooden roof. In 1913, it once was the largest public hot spring bathhouse around East Asia, today it transforms into a cultural exhibition that makes the public understand Beitou hot spring’s history.

Beitou Hot Spring Taipei​ - cleanse your mind and wash your troubles away in hot springs

You will see the public big bath which is no longer in use on the first floor, also there is a Japanese Tatami lobby on the second floor when you come in, sit in there and watch the green trees outside the window, it’s very comfortable with a gentle breeze.

Beitou Hot Spring Taipei​ - cleanse your mind and wash your troubles away in hot springs
Beitou Hot Spring Taipei​ - cleanse your mind and wash your troubles away in hot springs
Beitou Hot Spring Taipei​ - cleanse your mind and wash your troubles away in hot springs
Beitou Hot Spring Taipei​ - cleanse your mind and wash your troubles away in hot springs
 ▎See Also: Soak Up the Historic Vibe on Taipei Dihua Street
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  • Tel:+886 2 2893-9981
  • Hours:Tue – Sun 09:00~17:00 | Mon Closed

Plum Garden (梅庭)

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Plum Garden was built in the late 1930s, It used to be the summer retreat of a calligrapher Mr. Yu You-ren.

This Japanese wooden architecture is adjacent to the Beitou stream and built in accordance with the terrain.

Beitou Hot Spring Taipei​ - cleanse your mind and wash your troubles away in hot springs

Today It has been renovated and reopened to the public.

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  • Tel:+886 2 2887-2647
  • Hours:Tue – Sun 09:00~17:00 | Mon Closed

Thermal Valley (地熱谷)

Beitou Hot Spring Taipei​ - cleanse your mind and wash your troubles away in hot springs

Thermal Valley is one of the sources of green sulfur hot spring in Beitou, it pours out the hot spring water temperature can be as high as 80 to 100 degrees.

Beitou Hot Spring Taipei​ - cleanse your mind and wash your troubles away in hot springs

It is also called “Hell Valley” or “Ghost Lake” because of the special scene of sulfur mist floating on the surface which looks like hell.

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  • Tel:+886 2 2888-2118
  • Hours:Tue – Sun 09:00~17:00 | Mon Closed

Heart Village (中心新村)

Heart Village is the only military village which has been reserved entirely, it is also the only village with a hot spring bathroom in Taiwan.

Enter the Heart village which just likes sitting on the time machine, back to the military village life in the 1950s and 1960s.

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  • Tel:+886 2 2891-0804
  • Hours:Tue – Sun 10:00~18:00 | Mon Closed

Must-Eat in Beitou

Minquan Black Tea Shop(明泉紅茶)

There are several tea shops nearby, but Minquan Black Tea is my favorite in Beitou.

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They have been making black tea with the traditional way for more than years, so you can taste the old-time flavor black tea with light grass jelly flavor and sweetness.

Also, there are small, large and extra-large cup sizes you can choose.

Recommendations: Black Tea, Lemon Black Tea, Grass Jelly Tea, and Grass Jelly Milk Tea.

  • Avg. Cost:NT$15~80 ($0.5~2.6)
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  • Tel:+886 2 2891-8576
  • Hours:Sun – Fri 09:30~01:00 | Sat 09:30~12:00

North Pole Soft Ice Special Shop (新豐綿綿冰)

Beitou Hot Spring Taipei​ - cleanse your mind and wash your troubles away in hot springs
Photo by Instagram @chobiiiiz

This traditional ice store has been here since 1961, if you are a crazy eat ice lover, can’t miss the snow ice.

There are 12 flavors you can choose: adzuki bean, taro, longan, passion fruit, coffee, chocolate, green bean, lemon, plum, chocolate-vanilla combo, and signature peanut-mung bean combo with pearl topping.

Recommendations: Peanut-Mung Bean Combo with Pearl Topping, Chocolate-Vanilla Combo.

  • Avg. Cost:NT$50 ($1.6)
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  • Tel:+886 2 2891-2395
  • Hours:Wed – Mon 12:00~21:00 | Tue Closed

Traditional Tofu Pudding Shop (傳統之最豆花堂)

Beitou Hot Spring Taipei​ - cleanse your mind and wash your troubles away in hot springs
Photo by Instagram @2047style

A small tofu pudding stall insists on 100% homemade, just only NT$40($1.3) you can enjoy a tasty tofu pudding and choose two toppings (adzuki bean, mung bean, peanut, and pearl)

Beitou Hot Spring Taipei​ - cleanse your mind and wash your troubles away in hot springs
Photo by Instagram @2047style
  • Avg. Cost:NT$40 ($1.3)
  • Get Location
  • Tel:+886 2 2898-4112
  • Hours:Tue – Sun 06:00~18:00 | Mon Closed

SheMe (拾米屋)

Hidden in the secluded lane, SheMe was once a Barn and today turns into a specialty cafe but still retains the old style of the farmhouse.

Walk from the MRT for about 5 minutes, then you can enjoy their famous homemade desserts.

Not only the homemade desserts are famous but the cozy atmosphere is perfect for chilling with your friends and having a cup of coffee.

Recommendations: Chiffon Cake, Pound Cake

  • Avg. Cost:NT$120~300 ($4~10)
  • Get Location
  • Tel:+886 2 2892-2800
  • Hours:Mon – Fri 12:00~19:00 | Sat – Sun 12:00~20:30

Beitou Market (北投市場)

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Beitou Market is a traditional market but there are many delicious hidden street food stalls inside, you must come when you visit Beitou.

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What Else Fun near Beitou

Yangmingshan National Park (陽明山)

Beitou Hot Spring Taipei​ - cleanse your mind and wash your troubles away in hot springs
Photo by Instagram @mengchia_

Yangmingshan National Park is one of the national parks in Taiwan, which is known for flower viewing, hot spring, hiking, enjoying views of mountain landscapes, seeing the night view, and tasting delicious cuisine.

Beitou Hot Spring Taipei​ - cleanse your mind and wash your troubles away in hot springs

I hope you enjoyed reading this post, in this post, you’ve learned every information about Beitou, what’s fun and must eat in Beitou, and tell me what hot spring resort you would like to go. Moreover, If you still have any questions on your trip to Beitou, please leave in the comments below, I will be more than happy to help you out:)

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