Longsheng Hot Springs 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. 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.

There are many mountains in the park including Five Swords, Monkey and Chessboard mountains, etc. On these mountains, several varieties of green trees form a large forest that is home to some unique mammals including black bears, macaques, civets, and giant salamanders. Additionally, there are over 1,500 kinds of rare plants, such as ginkgos, yews, and Chinese tulip trees.

The best known attraction in the park is the sixteen hot springs. These springs can spout over 1,200 meters from underground with water temperatures ranging from 45C(113F) to 58C(136F). Experts have determined that the waters contain various elements including zinc, manganese, lithium, strontium and iron that are beneficial to health. Bathing in the springs is not only healthful, but can reputedly alleviate diseases such as cardiopathy and rheumatism as well as certain skin conditions. Unlike other hot springs, the water here is so pure and limpid that it can be drunk directly from the source. It is no wonder that Longsheng is the most famous hot springs in south China.
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As Longsheng has a diverse population, there are many opportunities to observe different Chinese minority groups. The Zhuang, Miao, Dong and Yao sminorities are well represented in the county. Visitors are invariably impressed by the colorful life of these groups with their distinctive music, dances, and architectures.

The park has extensive facilities for travelers. There are resort houses, bath centers, hotels, restaurants, malls, banks and entertainment venues. Visitors have the best of both worlds here-the park's natural beauty combined with a plethora of modern conveniences.

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
- Last modified on Jul. 20, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Longsheng Hot Springs National Forest Park
Asked by esther from USA | Jul. 19, 2018 19:17Reply
Has anybody been to the Hot "Springs Forest park in Longsheng?
NOT the hotel, but the actual ticketed park?
And if so, what was it like?
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Answered by Dean from NEW ZEALAND | Jul. 20, 2018 01:05

It’s ok, there is not so big difference with other forest parks.
Asked by esther from USA | Jul. 13, 2018 17:38Reply
can we hike dragon's backbone and do hot springs in one day?
We can check out of our Guilin hotel in the morning, and get to that area. We would like to fly out of Guilin the following night for Hangzhou.
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Answered by Jack from POLAND | Jul. 15, 2018 22:48

I think there is no problem.
Asked by Tina from USA | May. 23, 2017 21:42Reply
How much time does it take to get to the Longsheng hot springs from Guilin?
Is it possible to go, enjoy the hot springs and return to Guilin in one day?
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Answered by Lisa from GREECE | May. 26, 2017 02:02

You can take a shuttle bus at Guilin North Bus Station to LS County first. It departs at 09:00, 11:20, 14:30 and 17:00. The ticket fare is CNY36/person. After that, you may transfer another bus or take a local vehicle to your destination directly. The whole trip will take around 2.5-3 hours.
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