Best Hot Springs

Forget about luxury spas. For a real detox for the soul, you must head to Tibet. There, a half-day Land Cruiser ride from Lhasa (if the roads haven't been washed away) are the hot springs of the Tidrum Nunnery, where you're more likely to meet pilgrims than aging models or frazzled executives. Located in a herding village that clings precariously to the sides of a gorge some 4,325 m above sea level, the nunnery offers open-air stone bathing pools filled with what is said to be magical healing water.

The small group of kindly nuns who run the...

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