The center is sixteen kilometers northwest of the city. Every year from June to September, the two big sand hills are thickly dotted with colorful cloth sheds, parasols and tents. Under these sun shading facilities, people, lying or sitting. Bury their bodies with hot sand, dripping with sweat. This is the well-known and peculiar sand therapy of Turpan, the Flaming Prefecture. The sand therapy has at once the effects of heat therapy, magneto therapy and massage. According to scientific experiments, Sand therapy is very effective at alleviating the symptoms of arthritis, rheumatism, lumbago and skin diseases, the effectiveness of the treatment for arthritis and rheumatism is above ninety percent.
The whitewashed building nearby is the newly set-up Sand Therapy Center, consisting of treatment rooms, wards and a canteen, with medical workers for auxiliary medical treatment. Board and lodging are available in the center for patients.
Location: Shengya Village, Turpan
Entrance Fee: RMB 10
Opening Times: From Middle of June to September
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