China Landmarks – 25 Modern, Historic and Natural Landmarks in China; Christina Pfeiffer; Travel2Next

25 engineering, historic and natural landmarks in China that will make your eyes pop out, from the dawn of mankind to the 21st century.

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Scenery of Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area in SW China’s Sichuan; zh; Xinhua

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Amazing natural landscape in Huanglong scenic area; Yao Lan; ECNS

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The Best Hot Springs in the World; Caitlin Morton; Condé Nast Traveler

China – Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area

When hot water bubbles up through the surface of the earth, the resulting springs are some of the most amazing natural wonders you can encounter. For centuries, these mineral-rich waters have either gathered naturally into pools or have been channeled into man-made spas, both options providing therapeutic and medicinal benefits—and some good old-fashioned relaxation. And while some of these springs aren’t suitable for swimming, they’re still photogenic enough to get you hundreds of likes on Instagram. Here, 12 of the best hot springs around the world.

Pamukkale, Denizli, Turkey

The 17 tiered pools of Pamukkale (“cotton castle” in Turkish) are as beautiful as hot springs get. The stacks of white travertine (a form of limestone) overlook the city of Denizli, and the still, 94-degree Fahrenheit waters perfectly reflect the cerulean Aegean sky.

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The Best Hot Springs in the World; Caitlin Morton; Condé Nast Traveler

China – Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area

Though some of these springs aren’t suitable for swimming, they’re still photogenic enough to get you hundreds of likes on Instagram.

When hot water bubbles up through the surface of the earth, the resulting springs are some of the most amazing natural wonders you can encounter. For centuries, these mineral-rich waters have either gathered naturally into pools or have been channeled into man-made spas, both options providing therapeutic and medicinal benefits—and some good old-fashioned relaxation. And while some of these springs aren’t suitable for swimming, they’re still photogenic enough to get you hundreds of likes on Instagram. Here, 12 of the best hot springs around the world.

Pamukkale, Denizli, Turkey

The 17 tiered pools of Pamukkale (“cotton castle” in Turkish) are as beautiful as hot springs get.

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