Longsheng Hot Spring
Longsheng Hot Spring
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4.0 of 5 bubblesOct 2019
We spent the first day of National Week at the spas. They are a little difficult to get to on the public buses, but definitely doable with our minimal Chinese skills. Just be very clear with the ticket ladies as to where you are going. They took one look at us and we almost ended up at the rice terraces instead. We were based in Guilin so it was about a 2hr drive north east. If you are not comfortable taking small public buses, but don't want to hire a driver for the whole journey from Guilin. I recommend taking the bus to the town of Longsheng and then getting a didi or taxi (there are plenty around there) to take you to the hot-springs. Or you can hire a driver for the day; just negotiate for them to come and get you at the end of the day. Or if you have time (and we wish we did) spend a few days up there, relaxing. The hotel will be able to help you get back to town. If you do take the bus, it stops at the bottom of the hill. Go through the rain bridge and the gates and walk up the street. You will go a little longer than you expect but there are signs. When you get to the area map there is a boom gate to your left, continue UP the street, go past the fancy hotel and the entrance to the spa is on the other side of the car park, on the building on the right side. Entry to the springs was cheap, you get a locker for your belongings, a towel and footwear. There are four pools of varying temperature and a larger, cooler one on the first level. They are a good way to ease yourself into the temperature. Keep walking past these and head right up the pathway to get to the remainder of the pools. They vary from 22C to 50C. The hotsprings are clean and easy to get around. We saw maybe 20 people the whole day. It's very peaceful and you are surrounded by jungle. The pools are quite open to each other so little privacy between pools but they are large enough to accommodate about 15 people, comfortably per pool. The hotspring has a small kiosk that sells snacks and drinks. If you want a more substantial meal then try some of the attached hotels or the food street on your way up. We were happy with drinks, and snacks for the day. We did this to escape the public holiday crowds and it was a dream. I recommend spending a day or two up there to get the most out of it. Most of the hotels have deals with the hot-springs for patron use.

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LosAngelesTina
los angeles159 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015
This is a great place to stay after you visit the rice terraces. The hotspring is soothing, the view is spectacular, the air is crisp and clean. Wake up early and you will see mists surrounding the mountain. Take a 1-2 hour hike into the crab valley and eat at the local farmers house. They have chicken, goose, duck, fish, yam, wild veggies and they are all yummy. Wild honey, mushroom as well as other goods are for sale as well. His is a fun place to visit if you like hot springs.
Written November 4, 2015
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santi
Vancouver, Canada301 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
If you're a frequent international traveller and accustomed to visiting remote areas, you will appreciate this oasis.

The area: It's tucked in the Longsheng region surrounded by beautiful lush greens and mountain areas. It feels like driving through Lake Tahoe in California or remote parts of the northern east coast. It struck me as beautiful.

The resort: Remember you're in a remote part of China. This hotel is locally run. With those as a baseline I gave it four stars:

Lobby was large and welcoming, reception staff was above and beyond friendly. Many don't speak English but they try, which is much more than I can say for non-natives I've observed who did not attempt to speak mandarin.

Buffet offered great selection of Chinese and Japanese food.

I did walk around the grounds in the early morning, weather was cool at around 6-7 am for fast walking in the little shopping area adjacent to the resort.

I found my room clean. It smelled woodsy, but nothing different than other types of cabin-like properties I've visited elsewhere. Some colleagues who stayed in other rooms noted seeing a few bugs but I didn't see any.

I met the hotel manager, he was gracious, welcoming and went above and beyond to help make my group feel comfortable.

Overall it's a great local hotel, in the middle of nowhere in the Longsheng region. I would return and visit here again.

If you want to experience local flavor, but want to be in more comfy accommodations...stay here. Just think of it as a nice woodsy place. Don't expect a St. Regis Kauai resort, but expect local, comfy and unique.
Written May 10, 2015
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MLT M
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain62 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Friends
Depends on your amount of time/money to spend/ hobbies. In my opinion, the money is not worth it. Like in other Hot springs around China, the entrance fee is quite expensive, and, if you are a guy like me, who prefers to spend his time around hiking between villages instead of lying on a hot pool with quite a funny smell, then you should avoid this plan. However, if you don't have budget problems and plenty of time, it's not a bad choice.
Written January 15, 2014
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GreatKarma
Wuhan, China113 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2014 • Couples
This place is simply not worth the time or money. We took a day out of our vacation because it sounded like it would be a beautiful and unique experience. The springs are moderately nice but the staff is unfriendly and unaccommodating. There are so many people in the springs that you can't enjoy yourself. The resort attached to the hot springs takes a bad experience and makes it worse. It was out of date, uncomfortable, and expensive compared with other nicer lodgings we have experienced in China BUT it is the only game in town and they know it. They don't care. Take a bubble bath at home and save the trip.
Written February 11, 2014
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Francis K
Frankfurt, Germany61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Solo
I was in the rice terraces so it was not too long to travel. I can only say i have never experienced anything similar - including the chinese bathwear :-)

From normal bathing temperature to hot (50 degrees). I really enjoyed it. There is a hotel around. I paid 108 entry (if you refer to your hotel) and 160 for hotel.
Written October 6, 2017
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WWTraveller2013
Hong Kong, China7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2012 • Couples
Well worth the distance travelled to get here. It took us about an hour from the Longji Rice Terraces to get here and we didn't have much expectations but were quite surprised! There were no other western visitors at the Springs when we got there and it was quiet. Really felt like we were totally away from all the tourist oriented things in Yangshuo, Guilin and Longji Village. Some of the pools were far too hot but others were very comfortable. I would absolutely recommend a visit here to anybody who has time in the area. Cheers.
Written August 9, 2013
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Mary Tan
Melbourne, Australia68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2013 • Couples
Had a ball! This is amazing - never thought such places exist. The hot spring water is captured into various pools of various temperatues ranging from the extreme 50 degC to the swimming pool at 36-40 degC. No smell of sulphur! Just pure hot water! You can see the hot springs running down the mountain - steam billowing into the air.
Hotel provides the robes and slippers. You just wander from pool to pool - it was winter and we didn't feel the cold because of the hot water. The pools are accessible till late for hotel guests.
Well worth a visit if you like hot springs and want something different.
Only downside is that I would have liked to sip on a cocktail rather than beer at the poolside bar!
Written February 6, 2013
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docstefano
Hong Kong, China49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2011 • Couples
we visited longsheng hot springs after the longji rice terraces. It takes by car about one hours more to the hot springs. continue on the G321 (north) to longsheng. RIght now ( AUG 2011) very chaotic because of many road constructions, but finally we found the road direction to Ziyuan ( almost NO roadsigns to this road).
The valley upriver direction to the hotsprings is absolutely unspoiled, romantic and also terraced like the longji teraaces.. very beautiful and good road. can't stop at each river bend for more pictures, just magic light. Good roadsigns also in English to the hot springs, can't miss it.
NO hawking/ no shops/ no touristst rip off on the way. For how long?
The hot springs have few hotels, looking good and worth a stay, buy no info about price etc, bec we did only a day trip.
The springs are very very nice , many different temperatures and spa options. landscape absolutely romantic.
Fee 98 yuan/person. few people, no foreigners.
After some hours of ultimate spa experience, we drove back to guilin (2.5 hours).
Evening light, river and mountains are stunning.
Definitely off the beaten trails.. close to "westernized" guilin. worth to go.
Written August 10, 2011
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rita19502014
Petah Tiqwa, Israel5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Business
Last thursday, i went to visit longsheng county with a group of english speakers from Israel.. We had a lovely time seeing the terasses of rice plantations and walking around what seemed like a godforsaken country site.. We had a short lunch break somewhere in the middle of nowhere.. People seemed more interested in cards then in selling a cup of coffee.. When back on the bus, after a drive of at least 20 min., i realized i had forgotten mi ipad somewhere.. It took 10 min of frantic searching, till i was told that my ipad was safe and sound and would be returned to me by the end of the following day by a driver, friend of our local guide Lisa.. When i asked how i could thank those honest people,
Lisa said: have you got one of ur lovely cakes made in
Israel?? They would love it... And so it was: trading an ipad for a piece of cake...
Written November 9, 2014
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chinatour s
Guilin, China1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2011 • Solo
Terrace, hotspring, castle of Zhuang or Yao, all of them left an unbelievable goodliness for me.this open-hotspring is from terrane below 1200 meter. There are strontium, lithium, iron, zinc, cuprum and so on which are healthy for people’s body in the water. The hotspring sputters from mountainside of hanging old trees and vines. Laying down in the water, vapour rised slowly and slowly, finally surmount the verdant tree upon my head.
Reference:http://www.china-special.com/
Written April 16, 2012
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