Pingshan Hot Spring in Shijiazhuang, a key spring of China

Updated: 06 Aug 2011
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Pingshan Hot Spring is located in Wentang Town, Pingshan County, 60 kilometers away from Shijiazhuang City, which is one of the key springs of China. It covers an area of 100 mu, which includes more than sulfur, etc.30 chemical substances, the temperature of water is about 30℃ all the year round, the highest temperature can reach 68℃.

It is a high-heat weak-base chloride sulfate oxygen spring, with high medicinal value. It has particularly curative effects on heart disease, rheumatism, arthritis, neuropathy, sports injury and skin diseases. In the past, there was Hanwu Temple on the side of lake, and according to legend, the spring was excavated during the reign of the Wu Emperor in Han dynasty. Wu Emperor had a skin disease and couldn’t be cured though a long time had passed. One night, he dreamed of a celestial being that told him that the divine spring water could cure his disease. So he looked for it everywhere when he came to the Wentang River in Pingshan County, he bathed in it, as a result he was healed of his disease, later, he built the Hot Spring Temple here.

Each March of every year, when the peaches are in full blossom, people far and near come here in a continuous stream for baths. "Hot spring in March with peach blossoms" has become a grand scene.

SOURCE: english.hebei.com.cn
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