You could say that Malaysia has the best of both worlds. On one hand, we’re extremely lucky to not be in the path of fault lines, which means that we’re in no imminent danger of earthquakes and the like. On the other hand, we’re close enough to be able to benefit from them in forms of thermal springs. There are many hot springs in Malaysia, small and large. Some are so small that they become hidden treasures. Some are large enough that, when properly developed, turn into tourists attractions for the masses.

Dotted around the Peninsula Malaysia and also in Sabah, make these visits to the hot springs a fun road trip. After all, nothing beats soaking away the stresses of the city in a hot spring. It’s not all just relaxation for the mind and soul — these geothermal springs allegedly have healing properties thanks to the high mineral content of its waters. But don’t take our word for it, and most definitely don’t drink water from these hot springs, as they are not potable.

Whether you want to check in to a nice resort and enjoy these natural hot springs or just head to the public parks for a quick soak during the day, we’ve got you covered in our list of the hot springs in Malaysia you need to check out.