Nudists warm up for a swim by the southern banks of the Red River in Hanoi.AFP

Hanoi’s nudists bare all

Butt cheeks bared, Hanoi’s ragtag nudist club ignores the chilly weather to do their daily exercises – some swim, some jog, one performs military drills – stripping off and defying norms in the conservative communist nation.

Nudists warm up for a swim by the southern banks of the Red River in Hanoi.AFP
Nudists warm up for a swim by the southern banks of the Red River in Hanoi.

Tucked behind banana trees on the banks of the city’s Red River, the men meet to shed their clothes, and modesty, for a cheeky dip, a game of chess, or yoga headstands in the buff – which they believe comes with health benefits.

“It’s important for us to come here because we want to be healthy. We call ourselves addicts,” said Nguyen Tuan Nghia, 43, a self-taught Buddhist who’s been disrobing at the meeting spot for 18 years. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Khmer Times

Original publication December 20, 2017

22nd December 2017

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