With Shanghai in the middle of its worst heat wave in recorded history, residents have recently been flocking to the Bund for a refreshing riverside snooze, prompting local authorities to launch a crackdown on these impromptu mass sleepovers.
The Shanghai government has announced that more police and chengguan have been dispatched to patrol the city’s scenic Bund area at night, on the lookout for sweaty families and workers trying to have a restful night’s sleep by taking advantage of the cool waterfront breezes.
Yesterday, the Bund management office said that the scores of nappers had been causing disturbances and “often behaving badly” with Shanghai’s most iconic tourist spot filling up with visually-unappealing shirtless workers sleeping on benches overnight and even families setting up tents across from the Pudong skyline.
Even though the Bund slumber parties have been canceled, there are still other ways to beat the heat in China.
[Images via Xinmin]
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