Things Heating Up in China

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With temperatures hitting 100F (37.7C),  heading to the seemed like a sensible plan to keep cool.

But imagine the dismay for these visitors  when they arrived at this water park in eastern China to find that everyone else had the same idea.

There was barely elbow room to be had at the  Playa Maya park in Wuhan, Hubei province yesterday as rubber rings and bodies  fought for space in the water.

Swimmers took a water park in Wuhan, in China's Hubei province, to cool down in 100F heat yesterday
Swimmers took a water park in Wuhan, in China’s Hubei  province, to cool down in 100F heat yesterday

 

Tourists armed themselves with rubber rings and inflatables while waiting for the pool's artificial tidal wave
Tourists armed themselves with rubber rings and  inflatables while waiting for the pool’s artificial tidal wave

 

Splash! The Wuhan water park was packed with tourists while lifeguards wearing orange kept watch
Splash! The Wuhan water park was packed with tourists  while lifeguards wearing orange kept watch

In the middle of the melee, lifeguards clad  in orange stood on high chairs keeping a watchful eye over the  swimmers.

Up to 10,000 people a day visit the 160,000  sq m park to play on its 40 rides, which include a wave machine and water  coaster.

The park disinfects its 21,000 cubic metres  of water every four to six hours, according to eChinaCities.com, to deal with  any hygiene worries caused by thousands of people sharing the same  water.

Swimmers had to form a queue because the water park attractions were so popular on the hot day
Swimmers had to form a queue because the water park  attractions were so popular on the hot day

 

This quarter shot around a water tunnel in a rubber ring made for four at the Playa Maya park
This quarter shot around a water tunnel in a rubber ring  made for four at the Playa Maya park

 

Wuhan is renowned for its steamy summers,  with daytime humidity regularly hitting 80% at the peak of summer every  July.

The oppressive heat has earned Wuhan  its  title as one of China’s ‘Three Furnaces’ – a trio of hot eastern  cities  including Nanjing and Chongqing.

A water cannon provided welcome relief from the humidity for visitors to the water park in Wuhan

A water cannon provided welcome relief from the humidity  for visitors to the water park in Wuhan

The Playa Maya park attracts 10,000 visitors a day during the height of summer
The Playa Maya park attracts 10,000 visitors a day  during the height of summer

Attribution: Helen Lawson, Mail Online

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