Best Hot Springs and Mud Baths in Vietnam
A Guide to Hot Springs and Mud Baths in Vietnam
While Vietnam is known for its beautiful beaches, lush mountains, and unique rice fields, it is certainly worth the time to visit and soak in some of the country’s hot and warm springs, mineral pools, and mud baths.
These springs have natural medicinal properties that help alleviate sore muscles, skin problems, high blood pressure, arthritis, inflammation, and stress. The waters also have minerals such as potassium chloride, sodium chloride, calcium, and bicarbonate which have restorative capabilities.
Furthermore, many hot spring resorts also allow their guests to soak in the nutrient-rich mud that comes from these springs.
As mentioned before, Vietnam has a myriad of pool types including hot and warms springs, mineral pools, and mud baths. While mud baths are pretty self-explanatory, hot springs, warm springs, and mineral pools have distinct features. While hot springs are typically 98°F and above, warm springs are typically cooler. Mineral springs have all the nutrients mentioned previously without any heat.
Most hot springs in Vietnam have resorts built around them, providing visitors with plenty of amenities like swimming pools, high ropes courses, ziplines, and karaoke. Of course, if relaxation is the goal of your trip, after a soak, you can find massages at the resort spa. Most spas offer facials, foot and back massages, steam rooms, and private soaking rooms.
For those hoping to spend the night, many of the resorts have overnight accommodations that meet a wide array of budgets. Additionally, most locations are set up to host individuals, couples, families, large groups, and conferences, so, no matter the party size, these resorts have activities, rooms, and restaurants for all of their guests.
Most of the hot springs in Vietnam are located near Hue, Mui Ne, and Hanoi, and while some are more upscale and luxurious, others are rustic and laidback. Nearby, visitors can venture to famous historical sites, try delicious local cuisine, take in stunning scenic views, and purchase crafts from unique artisans.
You could even drive south to north on a motorbike, visiting the resorts along the way. These hot springs are a once-in-a-lifetime experience and we encourage that you spend a day soaking in their therapeutic waters. Happy soaking!