Thap-Ba Mud baths, Vietnam

Mud baths at Nha Trang, Vietnam @ Sven & Moniek

For just a handful of change, you can wallow in a tub of hot thermal sludge at the Thaba Hot Spring Centre in Nha Trang, Vietnam.

Lounge around like a hippopotamus in a wooden bath with a partner, or jump in a huge pool with a group of friends.

The spa assistants unleash a tap with the slightest of turns, and a cascade of light-brown mud, heated to about 38ºC, oozes over your body, soothing sunburn and softening the skin.

The therapeutic mud bath can help cure all sorts of conditions. After leaving the mud to dry, visitors hop into a long hot shower and enjoy the natural salty mineral baths and a large outdoor swimming pool, complete with thermal waterfalls.

End the relaxation treatment by browsing the slapdash gifts or enjoying a cool refreshing beer.

Written by - Edited by Charlotte Amelines - Photo by Sven & Moniek

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