Tour Activities

Herbal Bath


Herbal bath is a unique tradition of Red Dao ethnic minority people. The bath will recover your body after a long day of travelling, make your skin smooth and claims to cure some diseases like rheumatism, bone pain and colds. The traditional herbs used can include from 10 to 120 kinds of herbs collected in the forest and from the garden. The knowledge required to identify the right medicinal plants is passed from the mother to her daughter in the family. To prepare the herbal bath, the medicinal plants are cut into small pieces and boiled together with bark in a large pot of water over a charcoal fire. You can enjoy the intense smell of these natural medicines as they are brewing. The herbs are boiled for 3-4 hours and then transferred to a wooden barrel tub. The herbal bath is now ready for you to use. Water temperature is around 43 to 48°C. Very tired or less fit people should soak their body in the bathtub for about 20-25 minutes, healthy people 30-35 minutes. After the bath, massage and acupuncture services are also available for those who are interested.

Where can do it?

  • Tan Phong Village
  • Thong Nguyen Village

When can do it?

  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December