Indulge in China's best hot springs this winter season

Indulge in China's best hot springs this winter season

SINGAPORE - Dipping into a hot spring is one of the ways to enjoy a relaxing outdoor activity during a cold wintery day.

In China, people have been indulging in hot springs for thousands of years, for both leisure and health purposes, reported China Daily.

Though it may smell of "rotten eggs", China Daily said the water in the natural springs contains many different minerals like sulphur, and can cure many ailments such as itchy skin, arthritis and relieving stress.

China Daily has compiled the 10 best hot springs in the country and what each place is famous for.

Over at Rehai Park in Tengchong, visitors can choose from over 80 types of springs. While soaking in the thermal springs, visitors can also enjoy the scenic volcanic landscape of natural volcanoes, hot springs and volcanic lakes.

South Chongqing is an area famous for its hot springs. Dubbed the "hot springs capital", China Daily said their hot springs parks have established a good reputation throughout the country.

The region has a long history of developing hot springs, said China Daily, and popular parks include South Hot Springs, North Hot Springs and East Hot Springs.

Find out which are the best hot springs to visit the next time you take a trip to China.

wjeanne@sph.com.sg

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