On Tuesday January 14, six Shandong University teachers, a friend Kathy Gou, and
her son Hansen went on an excursion to the Tianum Hot Spring Resort in Liaocheng.
Liaocheng is located about 70 miles west of Jinan and the resort is about 10 miles
outside town in a rural farming area. The resort is situated on a large pond and
has a hotel, restaurant, and indoor and outdoor hot springs. There are also
several large indoor swimming pools and indoor water slides.
The building on the right is the hotel and the
one on the left is the indoor hot springs area.
As soon as we got settled in our rooms we
headed for the hot springs
There are many small pools with water of
different temperatures so you could choose
how fast you wanted to simmer.
The pool Libby had the most fun in was the one
that had hundreds of little fish that feasted on
your dead skin. It tickled so much that I could
not take it for more than a few seconds but Libby
and the others spent a long time feeding the fish.
After soaking in the various pools or swimming
laps we could relax in a comfortable chair and
have some snacks. In order to visit this room
everyone was required to be properly dressed.
They provided these stylish unisex kumonos.
Stan and I even took a power nap before returning
to the spa area.
Hansen, Stan, and I also took advantage
of the water slide. We spent the night and
then traveled back to Jinan the next day. Everyone
had a very interesting, unique and fun experience.