Yoko Onsen Quang Hanh, a new charm of Quang Ninh

By Phat Dat   September 4, 2020 | 12:30 am PT
Yoko Onsen Quang Hanh is a brand new tourist draw in Quang Ninh Province, offering Japanese-style healthcare tourism service with hot spring baths.

The luxury resort, opened in May, is located about 10 km from Ha Long Town and 15 km from Cam Pha Town in the northern province, home to UNESCO heritage site Ha Long Bay.

French colonial researchers first discovered the health benefits of the mineral-rich Quang Hanh hot spring, according to Sun Group, resort developer.

Analysis has proven this hot spring is rich in metasilicic acid and boric acid," said Wataru Shintaku, director of Yoko Onsen Quang Hanh.

Yoko Onsen Quang Hanh resort.

Yoko Onsen Quang Hanh resort.

Particularly, the content of Na+ and Cl- ions accounts for more than 20 g/l. It also contains a significantly large proportion of Bromine of up to 40 mg/l.

"As one of three mineral sources boasting the highest Bromine content in the world, Quang Hanh hot spring offers great relaxation and health care benefits, especially for the elderly and those working under pressure," Shintaku, also an experienced expert in the hot spring field in Japan, added.

A visit to Yoko Onsen Quang Hanh will help customers eliminate toxins, promote blood circulation, boost immunity, support the treatment of skin diseases, rejuvenate the skin, relax nerves, making it easier to sleep and feel refreshed after each working day in addition to reducing fatigue, relieving pain and quickly restoring musculoskeletal functions, the resort said in a release.

Yoko Onsen Quang Hanh has up to 27 baths with many different uses. For example, Silky Bath may be used for cleansing and relaxing the whole body while helping clear pores and beautifying the skin.

A high concentration CO2 aeration tank (carbonate aeration tanks) helps clean the skin, expand capillaries, reduce high blood pressure, and increase the concentration of oxygen in the blood in addition to warming the body from the inside. Japanese research has shown high concentration CO2 aeration tanks help reduce clinical symptoms in diabetic patients.

Different types of sauna and spa services following a mineral bath are also preferred at Yoko Onsen Quang Hanh. The Loyly rock sauna - commonly known as the panacea among the Finns - soothes aching muscles for a healthy and smooth skin.


Rock sauna at Yoko Onsen Quang Hanh.

Meanwhile, the Himalayan salt stone sauna is great for those suffering respiratory problems. Cold steam inhalation therapy at temperatures down to 6 degrees Celsius is also very popular, especially among female customers for its help smoothing the skin. A total 25 Japanese-style spa rooms providing massage therapy with Shiatsu reflexology is also a must-try experience for those who wish to enjoy everlasting youth.

Tran Thi Hanh, a tourist from Cam Pha Town, said since the resort opened, her family has been twice on weekends. "Cam Pha locals have known about the use of this mineral spring for a long time already. The mineral bath experience is considered a good way to renew energy for a healthier body. If possible, taking a mineral bath once a week is a good method to take care of both physical and mental health."

Nguyen Thanh Binh from Hanoi said: "There are many types of baths here, which are more diverse, better and even more beautiful than those in Japan. After bathing, hot steam, then cold steam inhalation therapies, I feel really refreshed. This should be a regular destination for healthcare and strengthening resistance to disease."


Rock bath and jacuzzi bath at Yoko Onsen Quang Hanh.

Taking a rest in a pure Japanese space, in the middle of the cool Quang Hanh valley surrounded by green forests and mountains while enjoying wonderful mineral bath services with many health benefits offer compelling reasons for healthcare resort services like Yoko Onsen Quang Hanh to become a hot trend.

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) predicted two years ago visitors around the world are increasingly preferring services that meet their healthcare and beauty needs.

Given the Covid-19 pandemic’s strong global impact since early 2020, this type of tourism has proven attractive and is even predicted to become a rising trend with health a top public concern globally.

ETBrandequity, an Indian-based news site, recently predicted 25 post-Covid-19 tourism and resort trends specifying the domination of experiential tourism in the near future. Particularly, facilities like health farms and spas all create new opportunities for the tourism industry.

In Vietnam, tourism associated with relaxation, healthcare and rehabilitation is attracting more attention. Quang Ninh, already a star on Vietnam’s tourism map, has one more attraction, Yoko Onsen Quang Hanh, a trend-booster

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