Riduo Hot Spring, Lhasa
Chinese Name: 日多温泉
English Name: Riduo Hot Spring
Location: Located in Maizhokunggar County(墨竹工卡县), Lhasa Prfecture(拉萨市), Tibet Autonomous Region, China
Admission fee: 98 RMB
Opening hours: 9:00～23:00
About Riduo Hot Spring
According to the records of Tibetan history, Riduo Hot Spring had been used over thousand years ago. The Tibetan Buddhist sutras named Bkav-thang-sde-lnga recorded that padmasambhava once bathed in the Riduo Hot Spring and said, “Bathing in Riduo Hot Spring can wash away the past sin, purify the spirit, and arouse people to do good thing benefit to others and bring good luck, calling it “mystery water”.
History and Development of Riduo Hot Spring
In May 2002, Department of Land and Resources of Tibet Autonomous Region organized the expert to review the Riduo Hot Spring. Based on comprehensive elevation, the natural overflowing hot mineral is in accordance with the national standard GB13727-92 of hot mineral water for medical treatment, and named it as composite medical treatment hot mineral water of fluorine, boron, silicon, arsenic and lithium.
Main Attractions- Riduo Hot Spring
When bathing in it, you will be relaxed and raise people from death. Besides, it can adjust blood as well as Yin and Yang. If one often bath here, he will do good things benefit to others in this life and gain good luck in the next world. It can also wash away five poisonous creatures (greedy, angry, foolish, lazy and envy). Saying: “drink it, the spirit can be baptism; bathing in it, the skin can be cleaned”, it has the function of curing 108 kinds of diseases including skin, joint, rheumatism, nerve, cardiovascular and pulmonary and women’s diseases, being renewed as “manna of eight merits and virtues”. For this reason, many people come here to bath and get water for hundreds of years.
Take a shuttle bus at Lhasa Eastern Suburb Bus Station to Maizhokunggar for CNY 30. The bus will run 23 shifts every day. Visitors can also ride bicycle to Maizhokunggar County for over three hours. Along the way, riding bikes give visitors the chance to experience the nature in person. In addition, you can take a train at Lhasa Train station to have a brilliant Train Tour in Maizhokunggar County.
Attraction Travel Tips
1. Traveling Hours: 2～3 hours
2. Traveling Seasons: All year
3. High Altitude Sickness Avoiding: Bring enough water and some thick clothes, eating more fruits and vegetables rich in vitamins and so on.
4.Remember not to soak in within 1 hour before or after meals. Do not soak when you are hungry or drunk.
5.Remember to take off all your metal jewelry or accessories before bathing, preventing them from being eroded by certain minerals.
6.It is not advisable to soak for a long time. You can soak for 15 to 20 minutes at one time and rest for a while before take another bath.
7.Avoid doing active exercises when bathing, especially in highland.