Shunjing Spa

  • Health
  • Spas
2 North Fourth Ring Road East
In the world of Beijing bathhouses, Shunjingwenquan is close to king. Located across from the IKEA on the Nor th Fourth Ring Road, this distinctive South-East-Asian themed bathhouse is a little pricier than the competition but the unique ambiance compensates for the extra cash.

After a quick shower, slip into your swimsuit and take a dip in the bathing area pool or head out to the mixed-sex lounge area, which is adorned with boulder fixtures, large trees, water falls and bamboo cabanas for resting. In addition to mixed-sex saunas, hot rooms, cooling pools and a dry steam room, numerous hot-spring spas are available both indoors and outdoors. Here you can indulge in a massage (98-698RMB) or a hair treatment.

Another 98RMB will get you dinner at the buffet, where the vast options include teppanyaki, Korean-style sushi, a few Western specialities and, most notably, a tasty dessert selection boasting a chocolate fountain. The only problem you might encounter with this tropical chill-out mecca is the coma you’ll surely endure after ward – but that’s okay; you’re welcome to stay and sleep as long as you like.

No English-speaking staff. Nudity level: medium (swimsuits optional).

By Yvette Ferrari

Venue name: Shunjing Spa
Contact:
Opening hours: 24 hours; bathing services limited between midnight and 9am. Buffet open 11.30am-2pm and 5.30-7.30pm
Admission: 198RMB for 24-hour stay; additional 98RMB for buff
English address: 2 North Fourth Ring Road East, Chaoyang district
Chinese address: 朝阳区北四环东路2号