Drowning Death Fails to Deter Swimmers at Beijing's Secret Nudist Hangout

Drowning Death Fails to Deter Swimmers at Beijing’s Secret Nudist Hangout

A recent drowning death at a popular Beijing nudist bathing spot has failed to deter regulars as local authorities promise to crack down on the “uncivilized” and “dangerous” activity.

Located to the southwest of the city in Fangshan District, the Mapao Spring near Guce village has served as an “al fresco” swimming area since the 1970s. The former irrigation reservoir had been little-known to the public until a 19-year-old Henan man drowned there on July 10. But, despite the death and local signs that forbid swimming, the nude sunbathers keep returning.

Drowning Death Fails to Deter Swimmers at Beijing's Secret Nudist Hangout
Drowning Death Fails to Deter Swimmers at Beijing’s Secret Nudist Hangout

One man in his 70s said he has been nude swimming here for 20 years without any problems. “You can find some 500 people here every day of the summer,” he told the Evening Law Report, a reporter for which estimated the spring to receive upwards of 100 daily visitors Read full original article…

Source: The Beijinger

9 August, 2017, 6:20 pm

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