Bathe in Red Wine and Roses
Chun Hui Yuan Hot Springs
A city of extremes, Beijing is known for both its oppressive summer heat and its glacial winter cold. In the midst of the latter, there’s always an urge to flee as far south as possible, but if it just can’t be done, the next best thing is to flee the city proper to the 13,000 sq m hot spring grounds at Chun Hui Yuan. It’s a tranquil oasis away from the concrete jungle, a lavish escape boasting unrivalled amenities for indulging, from open-air bubbling waters to steaming saunas, plus a vast indoor pool and relaxing hot stone lounges.
The lakeside pool is the largest outdoor spring, able to accommodate 20-30 people at a time and always kept between a toasty 39 and 42 degrees Celsius, while the intimate, open-air garden springs are each housed under a wooden roof amongst the trees, some filled with ‘naturally healing remedies’ like red wine, milk, and roses. If you prefer to be indoors, the series of saunas (choose from 3 temperatures ranging from 45 to 75 degrees) and the two 38-degree hot-stone rooms are more than likely to leave you feeling warm and tender. There’s a Quan SPA in case you want to end the day with a relaxing therapy, or else you can stay overnight and double-up your days submerged. Steamy!