Open-air bathing in Guangxi Sacred Hot Springs

Updated: 2008-01-13 22:05

Young women of Zhuang ethinic group bathe in an open-air hot spring in Nanxiang Town in Hezhou, Southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. There are three hot springs in the mountain town and local Zhuang people maintain the ancient custom of bathing in the open air. They believe that bathing without baring one's body completely will profane the sacred water. [Xinhua]

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