The National Forest Park in Longsheng is a fairyland. It is known as "the heaven of peace and happiness" and "the paradise on earth" for the hot springs - the 'soul' of the park.
Longsheng hot springs is welling out from cracks in the rocks halfway up the mountain. In fact, the water comes from the 1,200-meter underground. As you known, hot spring water can not drink because of taste of sulfur. But differently, the Longsheng Hot Spring water is colorless, tasteless, pure and clear. The water temperature is naturally kept about 45-60 degrees centigrade throughout the year.
More importantly, it consists of many trace elements such as lithium, strontium, iron, manganese, zinc, copper and others. Whatever it is used for drinking or bathing, the hot spring water has curative effects on nerves, skin diseases, rheumatism, arthritis and more. The Longsheng hot springs are the most famous of their kind in south China.
The Longsheng hot springs are warm in winter and cool in summer because they are situated in a deep tranquil valley, surrounded by mountains of dense vegetation. Such a pleasant hot spring is owed to the fairyland - National Forest Park. 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 17℃(about 63℉) providing a nice escape from the summer heat.
There are many famous mountains in the Longsheng Forest Park such as 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 park is an ideal resort for tourism, recuperation, health, relaxation and vacation. It 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.