Nature’s hot tubs
Hot springs are one of Mother Earth’s most incredible tricks, and a humbling peek behind the curtain about our planet. You might not think very much at all about the ground under your feet, but a hot spring is an eye-opening (and awesome) reminder that there’s a whole lot more going on under there than meets the eye.
Yangpachen Hot Springs – Tibet
Tucked high in the peaks of the Himalayas, the Yangpachen Hot Springs is the highest altitude set of hot springs in the world at 1280 metres above sea level. Since the water rests at 70 degrees Celcius and has to be cooled down before bathers can wade, Yangpachen doesn’t have to close with the seasons.
Banjar Hot Springs – Bali
The first thing you’ll notice about the Banjar Hot Springs is its tints of yellow and red. Chalk it up to the water’s high sulphuric content, which is also responsible for its famous healing and soothing elements. Intricately carved dragon head fountains feed the springs’ three-tiered pools, surrounded by kilometres of Bali rainforest.