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Yangpachen Hot Spring

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Yangbajin  (also spelled Yangbajing) is a town approximately 87 kilometers (54 mi) north-west of Lhasa, halfway to Damxung in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China.

Yangbajain hot springs which have been harnessed to produce much of the electricity for the capital Lhasa. There is a thermoelectric power plant on the edge of the Yangbajain hot springs field covering 2030 square kilometers. The thermoelectric power plant was established in 1977, and the first development of geothermal power not only in Tibet but in the whole of China.

The Yangbajain hot springs field is at an altitude of 42904500 m which makes it the highest altitude set of hot springs in China, and possibly the world. The highest temperature inside the drilling hole is 125.5°C.

The Holy Medical Spring Resort has both two indoor swimming pools and one outdoor swimming pool, all filled with hot springs water. Bathing is allowed at an altitude of 4200m AMSL, likely making it the highest swimming pool in the world.