Soaking your tired body in warm water is a surefire way to relax and melt away your fatigue. Not to mention the water has good-for-you elements to improve your health.
This is exactly why hot springs are a popular travel destination for those taking their parents or significant other on a trip. We have prepared a list of places that boast great hot springs to visit around the world. These spots make for a different travel experience, where you can take a hot bath while surrounded by nature. Ready to explore?☝🏻
Hungary’s Szechenyi Thermal Bath: Enjoy a hot bath with medieval buildings in the background
Hungary is a famous hot spring tourist destination not just in Europe, but around the world. Since Roman times, hot springs have been used as a form of treatment, thus people have been making good use of natural spring water since ancient times. Among the many hot springs out there, we have chosen to introduce Szechenyi Thermal Bath ♨, the largest hot springs in Europe!
You’ll feel European vibes right away thanks to the Baroque-style buildings 🕍, which themselves boast a long history. The springs at Szechenyi Thermal Bath contain sulfate, calcium, and magnesium, which is especially good for the back and spine. It’s a place that many locals even frequent, which is a good sign.
Szechenyi Thermal Bath also has hot springs of various temperatures both outdoors and indoors. You can choose the bath that you want! We especially recommend you take a bath in the early morning hours to catch the sun rising over the European-style buildings. 🌅 Start your day with nature’s breathtaking scenery while soaking in a hot spring!
Canada’s Miette Hot Springs: Take a bath in a national park!
Most people think of the cold winter when they think of Canada🍁. However, we want to change that with our next hot springs destination! Miette Hot Springs is a place where you can enjoy Canada’s stunning nature while staying warm. Surrounded by the Rocky Mountains, this is a special place that will allow you to feel in harmony with nature as it is located in Alberta’s Jasper National Park.
Miette Hot Springs♨’s swimming pool is filled with 40-degree hot spring water. It used to be even hotter, with the water measuring at about 54 degrees Celcius, perfect for a hot spring bath. This place is unique as the springs were first discovered by the natives and then integrated into the national park in 1938. ☺
Miette Hot Springs is open from early May to mid-October. You can also enjoy a hike or drive through the national park, where you may even spot a moose or other wild animals🚙. For those who want to travel through nature and relax after in a hot spring, we recommend you visit Miette Hot Springs. 👉🏻
*Please check for updates in advance as admission may be restricted depending on road and/or weather conditions.
New Zealand’s Queenstown Onsen Hot Pools: Take the ultimate selfie while taking a hot bath amidst nature
The mere mention of Oceania will immediately conjure up images of nature. Next on our list is New Zealand! More specifically, Queenstown’s Onsen Hot Pools🛁, where you can enjoy a private outdoor spa while drinking in views of mountain valleys.
Onsen Hot Pools is operated on a scheduled basis. Parties ranging from one to four people will be assigned specific hot spring baths to use. Each party is allotted one hours. This may seem short, but it’s enough time to take some lasting photos with New Zealand as a backdrop. The valley views are a true sight during the day, while the night sky shines for those seeking an evening dip. We especially recommend this romantic experience for couples!💑
Also, you can soak up the sun🌄 while enjoying a different scenery during the hours between 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.. Those are the hours where a free shuttle bus will be available for you to ride through downtown Queenstown. If this sounds like your cup of nature, we recommend booking a trip to New Zealand’s Onsen Hot Pools!
Korea’s Jinan Hongsam Spa: Soak in hot water while gazing out at Korea’s majestic mountains
There are many hot spring resorts in Asia, and Korea has its share of must-visit spots. Amongst the many great springs, there’s one spot where you can take a dip while looking out at the beautiful mountains.
Jinan Hongsam (or Red Ginseng) Spa, located in Jinan-gun of Jeollabuk-do province, is the largest health spa facility in Korea. First, purchase an admission ticket on the first floor and then you can go up to the third floor where you will find an outdoor spa facility called Aqua Zone. Here, you can enjoy an open-air hot spring ♨ with Maisan mountain as the beautiful nature backdrop.
On the second floor of Jinan Hongsam Spa, you’ll find various therapy facilities as well as an ‘Hongsamville’, where you can stay overnight. Hongsam from the Jinan area is good for improving sleep, fatigue, has anti-cancer properties, and enhances skin health. Thus visiting Jinan Hongsam Spa is great for giving you a dose of nature and health! 👉🏻
Hot springs are the perfect form of therapeutic relaxation. Not only are they great for reducing fatigue and stress, they improve blood circulation and can help improve your skin. Pair them with travel, and the synergy effect only makes them more powerful. We hope you get the chance to enjoy a trip to nature’s beautiful hot springs around the world.
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