Air Panas Banjar

Air Panas Banjar

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These hot springs percolate amid lush tropical plants. You can relax here for a few hours and have lunch at the restaurant, or even stay the night.

Eight fierce-faced carved stone naga (mythical snakelike creatures) pour water from a natural hot spring into the first bath, which then overflows (via the mouths of five more naga), into a second, larger pool. In a third pool, water pours from 3m-high spouts to give you a pummelling massage. The water is slightly sulphurous and pleasantly steamy (about 38°C). You must wear a swimsuit and you shouldn’t use soap in the pools, but you can use an adjacent outdoor shower.

Overlooking the baths, there’s a simple cafe.

From the bemo stop on the main road to the hot springs you can take an ojek (motorcycle that takes passengers); going back is a 2.4km downhill stroll.

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