Travel: Tourists in Luoyang enjoy hot springs with apples and oranges

(From Daily Mail)

Visiting a hot spring is always a luxurious affair but one location in China has stepped things up a bit by adding in fruit.

The hot spring in Luoyang City, central China’s Henan province places apples, oranges and other fruit in the water to apparently help people’s skin, Huanqiu, affiliated with the People’s Daily Online reports.

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Visitors are able to relax among apples, oranges and cucumber, among other fruit and vegetables.

Visitors to the springs have not been able to resist the temptation of tucking into some of the fruit.

According to reports, the idea behind the fad originated in Japan and Korea and has since travelled to China.

It’s said to have a moisturizing effect on the skin and also reportedly has a whitening effect on the skin.

Skin Whitening is the latest trend in China with people doing anything to get lighter skin including using creams and even eating certain types of food.

Some people even resort to plastic surgery in the most extreme case. Read More



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