Steaming baths, candle lights and red wine seem relaxing and perfect enough for those of us who just survived another work day. But there's always someone taking it to another level, far beyond anyone's imagination.
Hot springs are soothing, natural and healthy, so it's understandable that people put a lot of hope in this gift of nature. But maybe they put a little too much stuff into it, literally.
We'd like to ease you in this whole system of ingredients for a hot spring.
"I think they added too much."
A woman tried hot spring with flowers in Fogang, Guangdong province on March 29, 2015. [Photo/IC]
Why cry over spilled milk
when you can swim in it?
Women play in a hot spring with milk in Huangshan, Anhui province Nov 18, 2013. [Photo/IC]
Forget about bobbing for
apples – try bobbing with apples
A woman is about to eat the apple floating in a hot spring in Luoyang, Henan province on April 28, 2016. [Photo/IC]
Also known as,
how to "pickle someone"
A man enjoys his time with cucumber slices in a hot spring in Luoyang, Henan province on April 28, 2016. [Photo/IC]
When the doctor said "more
vitamin C" he didn't mean bathe in it
Tourists enjoy themselves in a hot spring with oranges at a resort in Luoyang, Central China's Henan province, April 28, 2016. [Photo/IC]
If life gives you lemons, why not throw them into a hot spring?
People rest in a hot spring with lemon pieces in Luoyang, Henan province on Dec 24, 2016. [Photo/IC]
Warning: bathing in watermelons could turn you into Santa Claus
Some visitors bathe with watermelons in a hot spring in a resort in Luoyang, Henan province on Dec 24, 2016. [Photo/IC]
Taking a bath is just like cooking.
You want to energize and supplement your body.
Mysterious Chinese herbs sound great.
Ginseng – not just for tea anymore
People experience a hot spring infused with ginseng in Xinmin, Henan province, Nov 22. Some of them even eat it. [Photo/IC]
"They told me these were mushrooms, but they look kidneys. Hmmm..."
A foreigner experiences hot spring with lingzhi mushrooms, a precious traditional Chinese herb, in Oct 2, 2017. [Photo/IC]
Why just drink juice
when you can bathe in it too?
Women enjoy their hot spring with dragon fruit juice with special enzymes in it and also drink it in Qingyuan, Guangdong province on Sept 27, 2016. [Photo/IC]
"Uh, that's my back,
not my wine glass."
A staff pours red wine on customers in a hot spring in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province on Dec 12, 2016. [Photo/IC]
Curry hot springs: when
eating curry just won't do
Customers relax in a curry hot spring in Luoyang, Henan province on Dec 24, 2016. [Photo/IC]
Good luck finding your own favorite bathing water.