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Making a splash: Why indoor water parks are a hit in China

By: William HILDERBRANDT Follow | Joanna COCKERELL | Sonia BARITELLO | Stéphanie CHEVAL
1 min

With an aversion to sun, sand and salt water, Chinese swimmers prefer to beat the heat by flocking to overcrowded indoor pools. Some people in China want to avoid getting a tan and many don't know how to swim. This goes to explain the growing popularity of gigantic water parks across the country, reproducing the elements of the seaside without any of the hassle.

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