List of social nudity places in Asia
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This list of social nudity places in Asia is a list of places where social nudity is practised for recreation in Asia. It includes free beaches (or clothing-optional beaches or nude beaches) and some resorts.
- Dadonghai Beach, north end, in Sanya, Hainan Island. This beach had been an unofficial naturist site for more than ten years before nudity at the beach was banned in February 2014 following complaints.
Hong Kong does not officially allow nude or topless bathing, and most local bathers are quite conservative in their beach dress (e.g. many women wear T-shirts over swimsuits). Nevertheless, more remote parts of Hong Kong's extensive coastline do offer opportunities for nudity:
- At least one naturist organization in the territory arranges weekend boat trips to the more remote parts of Sai Kung Country Park in the New Territories.
- Unofficial nudist beaches reportedly exist on Lantau Island.
- Tai Long Wan beach on the Chi Ma Wan Peninsula is sometimes used by naturists.
- Historically, nudists gathered at Sha Tin in the 1930s and Wok Tai Wan on Tsing Yi Island, from the late 1930s to the 1950s.
- Power Station Beach on Lamma Island is reported to be used for nude night swimming at times.
- South Bay Beach near Repulse Bay. Some report that the beach is frequently used by groups of expatriate women for nude sunbathing [unconfirmed]. South Bay and neighboring Middle Bay see occasional topless use by women.
- Kau Ling Chung beach (狗嶺涌營地) – east of Fan Lau beach and due west of the obelisk is used by naturists. It is a remote location, usually empty except for the naturists.
- Among the Hindu religious sects, only the sect known as Naga sadhu can be seen nude. These Sadhus usually wear a loin cloth around their waist, but not always. They usually remain in their Akhara, deep forest or isolation and come out in public only once every sixth year during Ardha Kumbh and Kumbha Mela. The Naga sadhus are prominent at Kumbha Mela and may not wear any clothes even in severe winter.
- Neve Midbar Beach at the northern end of the Dead Sea is a small private resort with a section of the shore set aside as a nude beach.
- Metsoke Dragot Beach by the Dead Sea, located an oasis in the dead sea where a couple of sweet water springs pour into the Dead Sea. This is a natural beach and there are no facilities, but the sweet water springs can be used for shower after a dip in the dead sea.
- Twice a year, in June and September, a mostly-young naturist festival is held in Israel, featuring a lot of parties, music, spiritual lessons, and more. This event takes place not far from Eilat on road number 40, at a place called "Desert Ashram".
- Some public hot spring baths in Japan allow mixed gender nudity, particularly those in rural locations and where permitted by prefectural law. Related Japanese terms include: onsen for hot spring; konyoku for mixed gender bath; and sentō for a type of public bath, but gender separated.
- China Sea Island in Boayan Island, Philippines
- Fridays Island in El Nido, Palawan, Philippines
- Finca Granja is a proposed nudist resort, intended to be the first on the main island of the Philippines, located just outside Cauayan.
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- Nude forest bathing is a well-known traditional form of legalized nudism in Korea for well-being, in which nudists are allowed to walk through the trees in the park naked. Famous legal place include Jangheung County in South Jeolla Province, South Korea.
- Public baths (Jjimjilbang) are also widespread and nude communal bathing is normal, although nudity is not permitted in unisex areas.
- The government of Jeju Province has reviewed the opening of its first nude beaches – Jungmun Beach and Hamdeok Beach in Jeju Island.
- In Thailand there are a number of naturist resorts. Many are member resorts of Naturist Association Thailand and host regularly scheduled monthly meetings. Examples include Chan Resort in Pattaya, Oriental Village in Chiang Mai, Phuan Naturist Village outside of Sattahip, Lemon Tree Resort in Phuket, Barefeet in Bangkok, and NF Camp in Phetchaburi. Additional naturist resorts are under construction, including Peace Blue Naiharn in Phuket and The Oriental Beach Village on the island of Koh Kho Khao.
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