Looking for a hot escape this winter? Search no more, we’ve got your back with the five hottest hot springs in China. We’ve hand-picked these places for a variety of different important criteria – their aesthetics, locations, and service just to name a few. Take a look at these great options below and start planning a hot getaway today.
The Yellow Mountains – 黄山温泉 (Huangshan Hot Springs)
Address: at the foot of Huangshan Scenic Area, Huangshan, Anhui
Nestled inside the Yellow Mountains is the Yellow Mountains Hot Springs. After a long day’s hike (or cable car ride), there’s no better way to unwind on a vacation than a dip in these hot springs immersed in the incredible scenery of the Yellow Mountains.
The Yellow Mountains is a beautiful place to visit in the wintertime. Good annual snowfalls combined with the unique evergreen trees all over these fantastical mountains makes it a true winter wonderland in January and February. There’s nothing quite like a swim in the hot springs after a day of adventuring through the mountains.
Nanjing – 汤山颐尚温泉 (Nanjing Tangshan Easpring Resort)
Address: 8 Wenquan Road, Tangshan Town, Jiangning District, Nanjing
Tel: +86 25-5119-0666
These hot springs, located just under an hour from downtown Nanjing, are known as one of the top four most famous hot springs in all of China.
They have over 70 pools with an incredible variety of themes, scents, and swanky decor throughout. Rates are reasonable (usually around 600RMB/night to stay and 200RMB to enter for non-guests) and its proximity to Nanjing makes this hot spring an accessible retreat while touring the area.
Chongqing – 柏联SPA温泉 (Brilliant Resort and Spa Chongqing)
Address: North Hot Spring Park, Beibei District, Chongqing
Tel: +86 23-6822-6666
This city escape is truly one-of-a-kind. Perched above a gorge, guests of the hotel can enjoy a private pool with views of the valley. The hot springs themselves are open to the public and also very luxurious.
The service at this resort is beyond excellent. And so are the views.
Liyang (near Shanghai) – 天目湖御水温泉 (Tianmu Lake Yushui Hot Springs)
Address: Tianmu Lake South Hill Bamboo Sea, Liyang, Jiangsu
Tel: +86 0519-8069-5111
This beautiful hot spring resort is located near Changzhou, only a one-hour train ride away from Shanghai.
This retreat is located in the middle of a “bamboo sea” covering over 23 sq km (almost 5,800 acres) which is a feast for the eyes no matter the season.
Sanya – 三亚珠江南田温泉 (Nantian Hot Springs Resort)
Address: Nantian Spa, Haitangwan Town, Sanya
Tel: +86 898-8881-9886
In the tropical paradise of Sanya lies the Nantian Hot Springs, just 30 a minute drive from the downtown area and 15 minutes from Haitang Bay. Nantian also has a great variety of different baths to try, including everything from the pools filled with aromatic flowers to the ones filled with therapeutic fish!
If you prefer warmer weather and a lush tropical feel, these hot springs are definitely for you.
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