What's most popular outdoor activity for people in Chengdu? I reckon it's hot spring! Here are our recommendations of some popular hot spring sites in Chengdu.
As winter deepens and the somber weather stays heavy in your mind, it is always a good idea to go for an outing in the outskirts of the city and take a bath in the hot springs. And here are our recommendations of some popular hot spring sites in Chengdu.
Guergou Hot Spring
Guergou Hot Spring is at the foot of the Guergou Mountains in Lixian County in northern Sichuan and boasts high-quality hot water deep from the underground, which has a constant temperature around 62°C and rich healing substances that are beneficial to the human body.
Address: Guergou Mountains, Lixian County
Traffic: Chengdu—Chenguan Highway—S9Duwen Highway—G213-G317—Destination
Hailuogou Glacier Park Hot Spring
Hailuogou Glacier Park is home to the miraculous hot spring of snow region. The hot spring here has high-quality water, which is rich in calcareous substances. The water has such a high temperature that you can boil eggs in the hot springs.
It's on the road to Kanding and around 7 or 8-hour journey from Chengdu, but worth the journey through some of western Sichuan's most scenic spots are along the way.
Address: Gonghe Village, Hailuogou, Ganzi Prefecture
Getting there: Direct bus connection to Hailuogou National Glacier Forest Park from Xinnanmen Bus Station
Zhougong Mountain Hot Spring
Zhougong Mountain Hot Spring is located in Ya'an City. The hot pools maintain a temperatures of about 67°C and the cooler ones about 40°C.
Address: Hot Spring Park, Zhougong Mountains, Ya'an City
Traffic: Chengdu—G5 Jingkun Highway—G108—Yazhou Road—Destination
Located at the foot of the Xiling Snow Mountains, Huashuiwan is listed in the UN Habitat Scroll of Honor and has 21 hot springs, among which six are outdoors.
Note that staying at the Huashuiwan Hotel is usually 500 RMB at the cheapest. It is possible to do a day trip here though, as this establishment is less than two hours away from Chengdu by bus.
Address: 138 Wenquan South Street, Huashuiwan Town, Dayi County
Admission: RMB108/person; free admission for children below 1.2 meters; half-price for child 1.2 meters-1.4 meters in height
Self-drive: Chengdu ― Chengwenqiong Expressway ― Dashuang Road ― Wenquan South Street (about 95 kilometers, 1 hr and 40 min)
Qingchengdao Hot Spring
Qingchengdao Hot Spring is close to Mount Qingcheng, a UNESCO world heritage site. It boasts an indoor pool, more than 40 outdoor pools and 4 VIP villas.
Address: 88 Mount Qingcheng Avenue, Dujiangyan City
Admission: RMB168/person; free admission for children below 1.3 meters; discounts for children 1.3 meters-1.5 meters
Self-drive: Chengdu ― Chengguan (Chengdu-Dujiangyan) Expressway ― Pengqing Road ― Dongruan Avenue (about 70 kilometers, 1 hr and 20 min)
Baoshan Hot Spring
Baoshan Hot Spring has a location by a river near the Longmen Mountain.
Address: Baoshan Village, Longmen Mountain Town, Pengzhou City
Admission: RMB128/person (ticket+snack); free for children below 1 meter; half-price for children 1 meter-1.2 meters
Self-drive: Chengdu ― Chengpeng (Chengdu - Pengzhou) Expressway ― Jianjiang Road ― Pengbai Road (About 80 kilometers, 1 hr and 40 min)
Yufu Hot Springs Hotel
Yufu Hot Springs Hotel has over 50 kinds of hot springs in a garden-like environment. The hotel has indoor and outdoor spas, ion soup halls surrounded by green rattan plants, and dozens of hot spring pools.
Address: 1 First Section of Wenquan Avenue, Wenjiang District
Admission: RMB116/person; free admission for children below 1.1 meters and discounts for children 1.1 meters-1.5 meters in height
Self-drive: Chengdu ― Guanghua Avenue ― Qishi Avenue (about 20 kilometers, 40 min)