Hot Springs

From the outside, Tangshan hot springs doesn’t look like much. It appears to be an average hotel that hasn’t been updated in awhile. However, what you’ll find inside tells a very different story. When you enter into the lobby you’ll be greeted by friendly staff ready to give you wrist bands and meal tickets. First you’ll need to get comfortable for lunch so you’ll take a quick shower and change into the floral patterned pyjamas provided. Lunch is served buffet style. You can find lots of Chinese classic dishes as well as fresh fruit, salad, and even kimchi! The dining area has a serene view of the hot springs so you can get a glimpse of what’s to come. After lunch, you’ll change into your swimsuits and head out to the hot springs area. If you go in March or early April you’ll be dazzled by newly blossomed redbuds. There are a couple dozen hot pools infused with healing herbs. Our favorites were the rose water, ginger, and peppermint. If you’re not too ticklish you can also try the flesh-eating fish pools. Don’t worry, these tiny little fish only want your dead useless skin! You’ll be surprised how soft your skin is after this fishy descaling. After you’ve soaked to your hearts content you can return inside for a massage or you can rinse off and call it a day.

By Charlie — NJ5

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