Jiuqitai Hot Springs in Eryuan County, Dali
Chinese Name: 洱源九气台温泉
Chinese Pinyin: Eryuan Jiuqitai Wenquan
English Name: Jiuqitai Hot Springs in Eryuan County, Dali
Type: hot spring
Recommended Visiting Hours: 1 day
Location: near Cibi Lake, Jiuqitai Village, Eryuan County, Dali Prefecture
Jiuqitai Hot Spring in Eryuan County
Eryuan County is known as the Town of Hot Springs, of which Jiuqitai Hot Spring(九气台温泉) enjoys a good reputation. Jiuqitai Hot Spring is very popular among women since this hot spring is especially nourishing the skin. The water of Jiuqitai Hot Spring is over 66℃, entitled as the Natural Hospital with the function of treating rheumatism and arthritis. It is a popular activity for women nearby to taking bath here around the beginning of summer.
How to get to Jiuqitai Hot Spring?
Jiutai Village is less than one kilometer from the county seat. Travelers can drive or take taxi to Jiuqitai Village. It is approving to cycle to Jiuqitai Village, and you can experience the charming countryside landscape on your way.
Jiutai Village is less than one kilometer from the county seat. The village is surrounded by idyllic fields, beautiful lotus pond and hot springs.
According to the record of Xu Xiake(徐霞客), there stands a hollow huge stone in the village. Th hot springs flow from nine holes of the huge stones, which are the sources of the pools, streams and wells of village. There is a Zhewu Pavilion built in Nanzhao Kingdom of Tang Dynasty on the huge stone. In Jiajing Period of Ming Dynasty(明代嘉靖年), Yang Sheng’an(杨升庵) praise the Jiuqitai Hot Spring and simple folk custom highly.
Useful Travel Tips
When the weather is fine in Dali, the sunshine is heated, and ultraviolet light is strong. People should avoid direct sunlight, and the sun hat preparation is required during outdoor activities, a pair of sunglasses will make you comfortable in the trip.