The second day of the Dragon Boat Festival holiday in China was unbearably hot in many parts of the country, but that didn’t stop some from taking a well-deserved, relaxing holiday… at their local IKEA.
On Monday, a branch of the popular Swedish furniture mart in Nantong city, Jiangsu province was teeming with “tourists” on vacation who spent their time taking naps on showcase sofas, chairs and beds, enjoying the air conditioning.
Each year in China, the coming of summer is presaged by waves of residents filling up all the comfy and cool spaces in IKEAs around the country. “It is free. It is cool in here. Everyone does it,” one of these nappers inside a Beijing IKEA explained simply last year.
While some have complained about the nappers being nothing more than a nuisance, IKEA has defended Chinese customers’ rights to snooze inside their stores, coming out against reports of a ban on sleeping inside of IKEA outlets in China in April 2015.
Vacation wish it would never end.
[Images via NetEase]
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