Longsheng Hot Spring National Forest Park in Guilin

Why is Longsheng Hot Spring National Forest Park So Special?

Covering an area of 260 hectares (about 642 acres), the park boasts a dense primeval forest, various rare animals and plants, as well as its famous hot springs. The weather here is very pleasant with an average year round temperature of 17C (about 63F) providing a nice escape from the summer heat.

Where is Longsheng Hot Spring National Forest Park

Situated in Longsheng, a multi-ethnic autonomous county in Guangxi Autonomous Region, Longsheng Hot Springs National Forest Park is 132 kilometers (about 82 miles) northwest of Guilin.

Main Attraction of Longsheng Hot Spring National Forest Park

The most famous scenic spots in the park are 16 hot springs. These springs can spew more than 1,200 meters from the ground, with water temperatures ranging from 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit) to 58 degrees Celsius (136 degrees Fahrenheit). Experts have determined that the water contains a variety of healthy elements, including zinc, manganese, lithium, strontium and iron. Bathing in spring water is not only beneficial to health, but also said to relieve heart disease, rheumatism and some skin diseases. Unlike other hot springs, the water here is pure and clear and can be drunk directly from the source. No wonder Longsheng is the most famous hot spring in southern China.
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Due to the diversity of Longsheng population, there are many opportunities to observe different ethnic groups in China. Zhuang, Miao, Dong and Yao nationalities are well represented in the county. Tourists are always moved by the colorful life of these groups and their unique music, dance and architecture.

The park provides a wide range of facilities for tourists. There are resorts, bathing centers, hotels, restaurants, shopping malls, banks and entertainment places. Tourists here have the essence of two worlds-the natural beauty of the park and many modern conveniences.

Sanmen Red Yao Village

It is 2 kilometers away from Ximenyao Village. Sanmenyao Village is a village inhabited by red Yao people. There are currently 21 households and 106 farmers. Since the village has only three surnames, Yu, Wei and pan, it is called “Sanmen village”. Judging from all aspects of social production and social life, most of the villages still retain the historical and cultural traditions of the Hongyao group and have been awarded the “Ecological Museum”. The residents here live in the traditional Yao semi-stilt buildings and wear traditional red Yao ethnic costumes. There are many designs on the clothes, but Yao Wang Yin and Tiger Claw are behind each one. Here you can hear the ancient and mysterious legends of Hongyao, taste Hongyao’s pearl oil tea, participate in Hongyao folk songs, watch Hongyao songs and dances and other programs. The environment here is simple, clean, beautiful, simple, warm and hospitable.

Ximen Red Yao Village

Ximenyao village is 1.5 kilometers away from baimenyao village. the terraces in front of the village are like a twisted dragon. There are criss-crossing blue flagstones in the village and flowing streams behind the village. The moving legends of “three brothers” and “turtle stone” bring many mysterious colors to this village. Yao nationality’s ancient folk songs and dances and thick pearl oil tea are places where Yao people entertain guests.

Baimian Red Yao Village

It is located six kilometers from Longsheng Hot Spring Road, that is, about 200 meters from Longsheng Rock. There are 35 Hongyao residents living in that village. Maple trees soar into the sky in Baima Hongyao Village. There are Qing Dynasty stone tablets at the gate of the village. “Red Yao Zhu” stands in the village as a totem of Yao nationality. Every villager can sing folk songs, and they are friendly and hospitable. If you come to the village, you will see Yao girls dressed in Yao costumes singing folk songs to greet you and give you their unique dances and traditional ethnic sports activities.

Best Time to Travel Longsheng Hot Spring National Forest Park

The best travel time is April to October.

Guilin has a relatively low latitude. Belongs to the subtropical humid monsoon climate. Generally speaking, Guilin has a mild climate with distinct seasons and excellent climatic conditions. The annual average temperature is 19.3℃, which is said to be “less snow in three winters and flowers in four seasons”. When traveling to Guilin, the best season is from April to October each year, during which there will be two golden weeks of “may day” and “November”, which is also the peak period of tourism. Guilin with suitable climate will have many tourists, room reservation and transportation will also enter a climax, and the price will rise compared with usual. therefore, it is better to avoid this time and choose an off-season to travel and appreciate the beauty of the world.

How To Get  There

Taking Longsheng special line from Guilin bus station. The whole distance is 78 km, and the driving time is 1 hour and 30 minutes. Then in Longsheng bus station, taking Longshen Hot Spring bus. The whole distance is 32 km, and the driving time is 40 minutes. The departure time is from 7:00 to 18:00, every 20 minutes a bus.

Useful Travel Tips

Admission Fees: Hot Springs National Forest Park: CNY 20
Hot Springs:
CNY 128 (including the hot spring bath) for adult and children above 1.4 meters (4.6 feet) 
CNY 64 for children between 1.1 meters (3.6 feet) and 1.4 meters (4.6 feet)
Opening Hours: 08:00 – 23:00
Bus Routes: Guilin to Longsheng and then take regular bus at Longsheng Bus Station to Hot Springs

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Edited by Doreen/张洋