Need a little break to relax and unwind? Apparently, shopping doesn’t help anymore, you simply need something green, something blue, something hot? HOT SPRINGS!
Well, if you’re planning to visit Asia anytime soon, you should keep in mind these must-visit hot springs. Trust us, you’ll feel much better, energetic and fresh even after 10 minutes of soaking in the warm water. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s head towards these hot springs in Asia. NOW! (virtually, of course)
1. Sungai Klah Hot Springs, Malaysia
The sprawling park set in 2003 has both hot and cold pools amid lush green forests and flowing rivers. The pools receive the water from natural spring from underground and bubbling streams. The park includes public pools, private Jacuzzis, and a place where you can boil eggs in the hot water. If you want to spend a night here, the park will be more than happy to provides accommodation. Therefore, ensure that you have a proper reservation and made the necessary arrangement for the same.
However, if you plan to stay elsewhere in Malaysia, you can check out this top packages in Malaysia. We have a few incredible destinations for you to consider.
2. Onyang Hot Spring, Seoul
Onyang is Korea’s oldest hot springs with over 1,300 years of history. History dates back the footprints to the United Shilla Dynasty and Baekje Dynasty. According to legends, the high alkaline content in the water provided a cure to the ailing King Sejong leg and eye woes. One of the oldest hotels in the location, the Onyang Hot Spring Hotel, is also the country’s oldest and largest hot spring resort with several outdoor hot spring water pools called Onyang Oncheaon. Make sure to visit the place in Seoul is on your mind for your next vacation.
3. Puning Hot Springs and Sand Spa, Clarke, Philippines
Laguna is the place to be if you are in the Philippines. We love, love, love this one! Clarke is a unique destination with several hot spring adventures lined up the course. Puning hot spring is at the foothills of Mount Pinatubo, which is accessible by a four-wheel drive in Pampanga. All the hot water comes directly from the volcano with varying temperatures between 40 and 70 degrees. You will further enjoy the emerald waters of the Pinatubo Crater Lake while you enjoy in the mudpack. The volcano last erupted in 1991, for which it earned the “sleeping giant” title.
4. Beitou Hot Spring, Taipei, Taiwan
Taiwan is the country to be if you love hot springs. The Beitou Hot Springs are arguably convenient and nearest option from the city by train. Beitou is a small town, known for its hot springs, richly preserved architectural heritage and greenery. Japanese developed the area into a hot spring resort in 1845 during their colonial era. It even has a history of being a red-light district in its early days. With the Taiwanese government including Beitou in the top ten hot spring destinations in the country, visiting it for your next vacation is a worthy decision.
5. San Kamphaeng, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Taking a dip in the hot water on a chilly day is the most pleasurable moment and visiting the Northern region of Thailand is just the place. Chiang Mai is a well-known destination for warm welcoming, hospitality, Thai culture, and climate. A short journey from the town and you’ll arrive at the natural park surrounded by the pastoral hills, trees, and clean air. Take a dip in the sulphur-rich hot spring water, and relieve all the stress from your body. If you’re hungry, boil some instant noodles and eggs.
6. Binh Chau Hot Mineral Springs, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, Vietnam
Vietnam is famous for being the most hospitable Asian nations, where people welcome you with a warm smile. Binh Chau ranks as the top destination for hot springs and receives recognition from World Travel Organization for eco-tourism development. With several pools constructed, including an 80-degree boiling pool to cook eggs, Binh Chau promises relaxation with all the amenities. The water in the pool is a rich source of mineral content including mica, sulphur, chlorine, and sodium. They all help in improving blood circulation and promote healing.
So, we guess its time to pack your bags and buy tickets to any of these amazing destinations. If you’re thinking “nahhh, the airline ticket is going to be insanely expensive” you can click here to check our tips on when is the perfect time to splurge on aeroplane tickets. Since you have zero excuses now, Hot Springs shall we?