A spectacular 163.com gallery traces the various ways in which the Chinese deal with the thermal waters.

Chinese people, after the fall of the Gang of Four, have slowly rediscovered the pleasure and the benefits of thermal waters. In recent years, the opportunities of the economic development pushed to invest large amounts of money promoting events, contests, beauty contests, and more.

bare-hand fishing

December 3, thousands of tourists flocked to Jilin, in Heilongjiang, to participate in a bare-hand fishing contest in a large spa. With the economic changes, the way people deal with hot springs has evolved, and with it, the entertainment industry. Not only a relief for the body, but also a place and a way to develop social relationships.

Ancient Chinese hot spring

Republic of China, Liaoning Anshan Tang Gangzi hot spring.

February 10, 2011, Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province, people warming up in a pool in the snow.

Qinghai hot springs

December 22, 2011, Qinghai Province, Hainan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Guiding County. Men and women relaxing in hot springs.

Dehong hot springs

November 27, 2012, Dehong hot springs, Yunnan Province. Mangbang village.

Xingtai hot springs

December 29, 2012, Xingtai City, Hebei Province. Outdoor hot springs pool in a resort.

Chinese public hot springs

January 15, 2013, Tongren, Guizhou Province. People in a free public hot springs.

Chinese hot springs

February 10, 2016, Wuyi County, Zhejiang Province

December 1, 2013, Lin'an hot springs, Hangzhou, Zhejiang.

Chinese hot spring

November 19, 2013, Jinhua, Zhejiang

Chinese hot springs

January 10, 2014, Yichun City, Jiangxi Province

December 19, 2013, Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province. Patients at the Guangdong Provincial Work Injury Rehabilitation Center

January 17, 2016, Luoyang City, Henan Province. Hundred of women performing yoga in the hot springs.

November 18, 2013, Huangshan City, Anhui Province, the Sixth China Huangshan International Hot Springs Cultural Tourism Festival. The pool are filled with thermal water, wine, Chinese herbs, flowers and other ingredients.

hot springs Christmas Masks carnival

December 24, 2011, Qingyuan City, Guangdong Province. Tourists experiencing the first domestic hot springs Christmas Masks carnival.

November 8, 2015, Zhengzhou, Henan. For the opening, a spa invited four foreign models (students?) in "Hawaiian" style.

Tofu Wrestling contest

February 1, 2015, Guangdong. Tourists fighting at a Tofu Wrestling contest, in an inflatable pool filled with nearly 2 tons of fresh milk and tofu.

30 october 2011, Chongging. Breaking a record.

November 22, 2015, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province.

November 29, 2016, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province. Hot pumpkin wedding.

August 13, 2013, Baoting, Hainan. 2013 China Qixian Hot Springs Festival.

January 12, 2016, Changsha. Two women and an egg. Local developers created giant golden eggs to attract visitors.

noodles hot springs

January 31, 2016, Fogang, Guangdong. Hot springs invites visitors to bathe in noodles.

April 28, 2016, Luoyang City, Henan Province. Spa fruit bath, an hot spring pool full of apples.

December 21, 2014, Qingyuan City, Guangdong Province Fogang County. Chrysanthemum hot springs

March 22, 2014, Zunyi City, Guizhou Province, Suiyang County Hot Springs,"fish therapy".

Source: news.163.com