Hot Springs

Hot springs are natural springs which produce warm water. Usually, these springs produce water that is at a temperature above the human body. The water is heated naturally. The water comes from close to the center of the earth. There are hot springs in many places all over the world. Some of these are not so hot and people can bathe in them. However, other hot springs are dangerously hot. If a person tried to take a bath, they would be seriously hurt, or they might die.

Yangpachen Hot Springs in Tibet are famous example of hot springs. In particular, they are famous because they are the highest hot springs in the world. These hot springs are 4,500 meters above sea level. From these hot springs people can see beautiful views of the Nyainqen Tanggula mountain range. There is a resort there that people can visit. At this resort, there are three hot spring pools that people can use. The natural water in these pools is cooled down so that people can bathe in comfort. The original temperature of the water is 70 degrees Celsius or 158 degrees Fahrenheit.

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