Hot Sea and Hot Fields in Tengchong
is one of China's three major geothermal areas, known as "Land
Abounding in Geothermal Resources". There are plenty of springs
of hot water and hot vapour, called "Hot Sea". There
are quite a number of hot fields as well. Tengchong is a resort
where people can travel, take a bath and have medical treatment.
The Hot Sea, with an area of 9 square kilometers, lies 20 kilometers
away southwest of the county seat and in the center of the geothermal
area. There are over 80 springs of hot water and hot vapour, of
which there are 14 spring whose temperature reaches 90¡ãC.
The spring can be regarded as a rarity as far as their number
and geothermal energy are concerned. The most magnificent view
is the boiling pool with a temperature of 97¡ãC,
so it is called "the Big Boiling Pot" by the local people.
There are dozens of big springs of vapour with a temperature of
94¡ãC at the mouths of the springs, where you can
are some bathrooms and steam beds for people to take a steam bath
or receive medical treatment. There are seven big hot fields located
in Ruidian Township in the northwest of the county seat. The hot
fields are 1,000 meters long from south to north and 600 meters
wide at the widest point. There are many points where hot water
wells out, of which there are several dozens of big ones whose
temperatures range between 40¡ãC and 95¡ãC.
By the Naxinjie Road, there is a hot water pond of over 3,000
square kilometers, which is formed by water gushing from the ground
in great quantity. The hot fields are enveloped in mist, especially
in the morning in winter and spring.
Tengchong Travel Attractions
Sea and Hot Fields
of Yunnan Camellia
of the Azalea in the World
of the National Heroes
Hill National Forest Park