Bathing in Hot Spring

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The synergy of winter and hot springs is the unique romance and tenderness of winter in Nanjing. The most famous hot spring in Nanjing is Tangshan Hot Spring.

(Photo: A Spring Bath in Winter; source: 699pic.com)

Located in Tangshan Subdistrict, Jiangning District, Nanjing, Tangshan Hot Spring is about 29 km away from the downtown of Nanjing. It is a world famous hot spring resort integrating monuments, springs, caves, lakes, temples, with a history of more than 1,500 years. It enjoys a fame as "centuries-old spa destination for health", and was named the royal hot spring in the Southern Dynasty. Tangshan Hot Spring is mostly distributed in the east and southeast of Tangshan area. The spring comes from 2 kilometers underground and contains 5,000 tons of water a day. The water temperature is maintained 50-60℃ all year round, with little temperature difference between winter and summer. Hot spring water contains minerals such as potassium, sodium and calcium, plus the spilled gas of helium, oxygen, and carbon dioxide, boasting high medical value.

(Photo: Tangshan Quarry Park; source: stock.tuchong.com)

In addition to the hot spring, Yangshan Stele recorded in the Guinness Book of Records, and Tangshan Karst Cave of the Natural Geology Museum, Tangshan enjoys rich tourism resources such as Canglong Temple and Anji Lake, as well as the unearthed "Nanjing Ape Man", which advances the history of human activities in the south of the Yangtze River by 600,000 years.

(Photo: Jiangsu Garden Expo Park; source: stock.tuchong.com)

In the increasingly bitter winter, Tangshan Hot Spring brings another kind of physical and mental enjoyment to those of Nanjing, a unique imprint of Nanjing winter.

The hot spring radiates dense heat in the bitter winter. Call some friends and immerse ourselves in the warm spring water to melt away the cold of winter. Moreover, Tangshan Hot Spring is known for excellent water quality. A variety of hot springs are available, either Chinese medicine recuperation or beauty hot spring pools, such as medicinal springs, red wine, floral, and small fish. It's cozy to see the green forests and tingling springs in the misty, lush mountains.

(Photo: Tangshan Hot Spring; source: Nanjing Municipal Administration of Culture and Tourism)

Hot springs have special health care functions. Zhang Heng, a scientist in the Han Dynasty, pointed out in the Ode to Hot Spring that "Hot springs can cure certain diseases." Besides, hot springs can strengthen our physique, relax our body and mind, and offer a short escape from distractions through the physical effects of heat, static pressure and buoyancy.

The hot springs in Tangshan are mainly hotels and hot spring resorts. Many public and private hot springs are available to suit your preferences and budget. Go and enjoy your favorite hot spring experience.

In Tangshan, you can experience the Balinese-style Kayumanis Nanjing Private Villa & Spa with quiet environment and thick trees, and Yitang Hotel, which uses hot spring water to create an infinity pool. Tourists can enjoy the beautiful scenery and breathe the fresh mountain air from here. Ruralation Museum Hotel, Tangshan will take you to a white valley, as if you're going back to the ancient mystery of Genesis. Art design and architecture are a perfect blend here. Hotel guests can even feel their close touch to nature in the private hot spring pool in their room. In Yuhao Hot Spring Hotel, you will find yourself in a classical Chinese garden. Pavilions, pagodas and other classical elements are integrated into the hot spring pool.

(Photo: Yuhao Hot Spring Hotel; source: stock.tuchong.com)

This experience is a warm comfort for the body, and even a deep immersion for the mind. Hot spring, a gift of nature, allows us to bathe in warmth against the chilly winter.