In the brisk breeze of late fall, enjoy the beauty of nature along with an invigorating dip in these select Vietnamese hot springs.
Tram Tau Hot Spring
Tram Tau Hot Spring, two kilometers from the center of Tram Tau District in northern Yen Bai Province, offers many pools at various temperatures, from cool to hot, for VND70,000 ($3) a person.
The hot spring also offers lodging, with complementary hot-spring baths for guests. A bungalow could accommodate up to four people from VND400,000 to VND700,000 per night. Besides, a shared stilt house could be rented at VND200,000 per person.
Yoko Onsen Quang Hanh
Yoko Onsen Quang Hanh in Cam Pha Town, northern Quang Ninh Province boasts close proximity to the UNESCO-recognized natural heritage site Ha Long Bay and is 20 km from International Ha Long Harbor.
Built in the style of a Japanese onsen, Yoko Onsen Quang Hanh includes a wide variety of services including hot spring baths, saunas, a spa and wellness center, lodging and restaurants, all featuring Japanese themes.
Tourists could buy entrance tickets to the hot springs, with different prices according to different time frames from VND500 000 ($22) per adult. Another option is to rent an in-day resting room for up to six hours for VND3.5 million or a full-day room for VND7.9 million.
Nui Than Tai Hot Springs Park
In Da Nang City, a central Vietnam tourism hub, visitors could enjoy spring water baths at Nui Than Tai Hot Springs Park in Hoa Phu Ward, Hoa Vang District with a year-long cool climate thanks to forest surroundings.
The park comes with a wide variety of services, such as amusement park, hot spring baths, mud baths and Japanese-style onsen. Entrance typically costs VND400,000 per person, with side-services such as pools.
Binh Chau Hot Spring Resort
Binh Chau Hot Spring Resort in Xuyen Moc District, southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province is famed for its hot spring and mud baths. Tourists here could enjoy the stable steam of hot springs under the lush melaleuca forest canopy.
The resort offers different baths and different pool sizes at the price of VND100,000 to VND700,000, with plenty of side services such as foot baths, massages and eating hot-spring boiled eggs.
Photos courtesy of the resorts
and Nguyen Thu Phuong