Things to do in Guizhou: The Best Hot Springs & Geysers

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Things to do in Guizhou: The Best Hot Springs & Geysers

by Live in Guizhou


PUBLISHED Nov 8, 2021 • 4MIN READ

Guizhou, known as the “garden province”,attracts visitors from home and abroad thanks to its environment and beautiful landscape. Guizhou is also called the “cool capital” in summer, but what about winter?

Hot springs in Guizhou provide the answer. Taking a bath in a hot spring surrounded by mountains and snow is relaxing and enjoyable.

The Ancient Hot Spring in Shiqian County of Guizhou Province was built in 1606 and boasts a proud history of more than 400 years. Covering an area of more than 80,000 square meters, the hot spring has 138 indoor and outdoor pools, and its daily water output is more than 10,000 tonnes. The gush’s temperature remains at 45℃. Containing more than 20 kinds of trace elements beneficial to the human body, the natural spring water is untainted and may be imbibed directly in addition to filling your bath. In this context, it is hailed as “The Greatest of the Magic Hot Springs”.

The Guiyang Xifeng Hot Spring is one of the eight famous hot springs in China, located at the foot of the Tiantai Mountain, 40 km away in the northeast of Xifeng City. The spring water here is identified as “radon water with calcium bicarbonate containing metasilic acid and strontium”, which is high-quality natural mineral water for medical use and drinking rarely seen in the world and well known in China. It contains a variety of microelements and the radioactive element radon beneficial to the human body, and has a stable water temperature of 53-56℃, known as a superior thermo-mineral spring that is “on a par with the Vichy Springs in France”.

Built in 1606, the Shiqian Ancient Hot Spring in Guizhou has a history of more than 400 years. It covers a land area of more than 80,000 m2 and has 138 indoor and outdoor pools in total, with a daily water volume of over 10,000 tons. The spring water is kept at 45℃ and is rich in more than 20 microelements that are beneficial to the human body. It has natural spring water both for directly drinking and for bathing, with a reputation of “the First Magical Hot Spring under Heaven”.

The Hot Spring Town on the Foding Mountain, Tongren City, Guizhou Province is mainly composed of four parts: the Yutang Hot Spring Resort Hotel, the Xunchuan Tangyin Forest Hot Spring, the Wuxin Hot Spring Courtyard, and the Water Park. The Xunchuan Tangyin Forest Hot Spring here, taking advantage of the local ecological mountain forests, has reconstructed more than 50 forest hot spring pools in different types on the mountain. With the concept of hot spring therapy, the hot spring allows visitors to benefit from medical healthcare while soaking in it.

Guizhou Province is located in the southwest of China with an extraordinary karst landform, which not only fosters charming natural scenery, but also makes it an amazing paradise of hot springs. There are nearly 300 independent hot springs (geothermal sites) and more than 70 sites of sound resources across the Province, making Guizhou really live up to the reputation as a “Province of Hot Springs”. Taking a bath in a hot spring here surrounded by green mountains and clear waters, you can fully release and enjoy yourself both mentally and physically. It’s high time for you to come here for a journey of hot springs.

Tips for hot spring bathing

1.Take off metal accessories before bathing or they will turn black.

2.Wash your feet first, then bathe your whole body.

3.Rest every 20 minutes, and rehydrate your body by drinking some water or juice.

4.No massages while bathing or pressure on your heart will increase. Bathing in a hot spring will speed up your heart rate and blood circulation.

5.Use less bath foam after a hot spring bath. It’s better to wash your body with clean water to maintain the mineral substance left on your skin.