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NO.5 Qingyuan City, Guangdong Province 广东清远
Located in northwest Guangdong Province, 60 kilometers from the provincial capital city of Guangzhou, Qingyuan City is well-known among Guangdong natives for its hot springs and it is also renowned in Hong Kong and Macao SAR. Its geothermal resources are the best in Guangdong, and are only bested by Tibet and Yunnan in China. Dubbed "The Back Garden of the Pearl River Delta", Qingyuan boasts a charming natural landscape with more than 20 hot spring resorts and 8 AAAA state-level scenic spots.
|Qingyuan Xinyinzhan Hot Spring Holiday Resort in Qingyuan City, Guangdong|
Popular spa resorts include the Qingxin Mineral Hot Spring Resort, Fogang Huanghua Lake Spa Resort and Qingyuan Xinyinzhan Hot Spring Holiday Resort. The most celebrated of these is the Qingyuan Xinyinzhan Hot Spring Holiday Resort, situated Longtang Town of Qingcheng District. At the resort, winding paths lead you to different spa pools shrouded by verdant leaves. Each pool has a variety of features, including aromatherapy spa, milk spa, rice wine spa or Chinese herbal spa.
NO.4 Chenzhou City, Hunan Province 湖南郴州
Located in southeastern Hunan Province, 350 kilometers from the capital city of Changsha, Chenzhou is a city set amid mountain-covered forests. Dubbed the "South Getaway of Hunan", it is also one of the most geothermal-rich areas in Central China, with more than 40 natural hot springs scattered across its territory. The springs' annual flow volume totals around 23 million cubic meters.
|Rucheng Spa Resort in Chenzhou City, Hunan Province [u.cccv.cn]|
Its major hot spring resorts include the Rucheng Spa Resort in Reshui Town of Rucheng County, Paradise Spa Resort on the northern outskirts of Chenzhou, Longnv Spa Resort in northwest Chenzhou, Yuelai Hot Spring in Yongxing County, and Longhai Spa Resort in Longhaiji Town of Anren County.
The most famous resort is the Rucheng Spa Resort, which boasts the largest natural hot spring in both Hunan and South China-Rucheng Hot Spring. The AAAA rated resort has 33 spa pools, a large indoor swimming pool, and 13 therapeutic centers. Tourists can also enjoy the novelty of boiling eggs in the spring water.
NO.3 Xianning City, Hubei Province 湖北咸宁
Xianning, a city best-known for its sweet osmanthus, Phyllostachys pubescens, tea, ramie and hot springs, is located 80 kilometers southeast of Wuhan, the capital city of Hubei Province. The local residents began to utilize the hot springs early in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).
|Contestants of Miss Friendship International 2009 in Xianning, Hubei Province.|
The competition was held in conjunction with Xianning Hot Spring Festival from
Oct. 24 to Nov. 9, 2009. It will be held here for the next five years. [www.hbly8.com]
The city has a total of seven natural hot springs: Xianning Hot Spring in the city proper, Wuhong Mountain Hot Spring in Chibi City, Langkou Hot Spring in Chongyang County, Xikengtan Hot Spring and Louxia Hot Spring in the famous Taoist Jiugong Mountain Scenic Spot of Tongshan County, Chapu Hot Spring in Tongcheng County, and Shewu Mountain Hot Spring in Jiayu County. Of the ample choice of spa resorts and hotels available to tourists, the most popular ones include the Sanjiang Forest Spa Hotel, Hanshang Xianning Spa Resort, Tongsheng Taiyi International Spa Resort, Wanhao Hot Spring Valley, and Chutian Yaochi Spa Resort.
NO.2 Xianyang City, Shaanxi Province 陕西咸阳
Located southeast of Xi'an, the capital city of Shaanxi Province, Xianyang is a historical city and tourist Mecca thanks to its status as the first imperial capital of China during the Qin Dynasty (221-206 B.C.). If you are a spa enthusiast and foot massage lover, this is a must-go destination. In the city, which is abundant with hot springs, you will find more than 340 foot massage centers, and more than ten hot spring facilities, including swimming pools, spa resorts, and hot spring therapy centers. The most famous spa resort here is Xianyang Ocean Hot Spring World, which lies about four kilometers from the city center. It features amenities including different styles of spas, a sauna bath center, fitness and surfing facilities and a steam bath, to name a few.
|Xianyang Ocean Hot spring World in Xianyang City, Shaanxi Province [baidu.com]|
NO.1 Linyi City, Shandong Province 山东临沂
Linyi City, a famous old red revolutionary base, is located southeast of Shandong Province. Rich in geothermal resources, the city boasts the following famous hot spring resorts and spa facilities: Shandong Guantang Hot Spring (International) Resort, Zhichunhu Hot Spring (International) Resort and Imperial Hot Spring in Tangtou Town, Hedong District; Songshan Easpring Resort, Victoria Spa Resort and Yangdu Hotspring Scenic Area in Yinan County; Zhisheng Tangquan Hot Spring Tourism Resort, Dongfang Ruihai International Hot Spring Hotel and Xingyun Datang Spa Scenic Area in Yishui County.
|Shandong Guantang Hot Spring (International) Resort in Linyi City, Shandong|
Tangtou, an ancient town built as early as 86 B.C., is famed for its spa culture and amenities. Records state that ancient emperors and historical figures including Emperor Qin Shihuang (the first Emperor of China), Confucius, and Zhuge Liang often visited Tangtou and enjoyed the spa facilities on offer here. Shandong Guantang Hot Spring (International) Resort is the most renowned of the resorts, , and is dubbed "The No.1 Outdoor Hot Spring in Eastern China". It features a sports area, therapeutic area, ecological spa center, swimming pools and recreational hall.