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Nepal is open bathing for men and women in the streets (photos)

Nepal people seem to have natural water and intimacy, but it is understood that in Kathmandu was not an indoor public baths, because the charges are too high, Nepal people cannot afford their choices in the street side of the pond or fountain bath.

Woman wrapped cloth bath

The abundance of water resources in Nepal, Kathmandu streets, temples and even neighbourhoods beside, there are many quaint open-air pools, fountains and water Department.

Often you can see men and women together in the streets of open-air pool bath. While it is in a sink, but men and women separate taps bathe each maintain a certain distance.

This bath is not completely naked.

Men usually wear shorts, naked upper body and legs. Woman hair earsplitting, chest following around a piece of cloth, wearing slippers. Men are bringing toiletries to sink, head, body on SOAP, put your head to tap next wave dash, generally more than ten minutes will be able to end the fighting. The woman looked carefully, in full view of the cleaning of the body of each part and not go light is not easy. They are often small, help each other, carefully and difficult to take care of herself. The entire process is in the cloth covering of complete, perhaps you want to spend over an hour. Although not as good as the bathtub, but you can achieve the same effect. Nepal people accustomed to this early on.

Winter can open bath

Nepal can open all the year round bath has its natural causes.

Kathmandu Valley is a temperate climate, the winter is not cold, heat, the temperature in summer is not at all; 28 Celsius 2mdash. Therefore even in the winter, as long as sunny, daytime temperatures can reach zero degree Celsius, locals on a dozen or so may open a bath not feel cold. According to reports, because the sink water from underground, free from the influence of surface temperature, thus gives the impression is cool in summer, warm in winter. In addition, there are a lot of ground water is spring water containing sulfur, with their bath it is beneficial to the body.

In fact, Nepal who bathe in the open-air pool also has religious overtones.

They believe, Kathmandu Valley area of the pond and fountain and their idea of a mdash mdash; Lake; Garrigosa for Kant's Lake is connected, there is one of the Hindu God Shiva place to live. In these sink bath, bathing in the Lake and the pilgrimage, can dispel sins.

Pool, mostly of precious cultural relics

For people taking a bath in the pool and fountain is also worth mentioning.

In the Kathmandu Valley, the construction of a large and hundreds of pools are mostly composed of red bricks, generally located in temples or street side of natural water sources, on the ground following 3mdash; 5 m, built around half a metre high walls, also decorated with Lions, snakes, and other stone animals. Go on along the red brick steps, you can see the following determined by granite paved pools, surrounded by a wall, repair, pool of drainage channel walls arranged several carving exquisite tap, each is a work of art. Because of the lower pond, the height of the spring water from the tap in now flowing, wanton. The old faucet, water cannot be turned off, access to pool all year round constantly quickly from run-off. Therefore, the water in the tank is always remain clean.

Kathmandu Valley these ancient pond and fountain are mostly built in the 16th century 13mdash; Marathi dynasty, with very high historical and artistic value, is already in Nepal cultural sector as a national heritage.

So, Nepal people every day in the history and heritage in can also be regarded as an interesting landscape.