It’s easy to love a warm, delicious, traditional hot pot. But it may not be easy to love a hot pot that’s filled with people.
As part of a Lunar New Year promotion at Hangzhou's First World Hotel in China’s Zhejiang province, guests are invited to relax in their own human hot pot on Sunday, CNN reported.
Hangzhou, also known as one of the world’s most relaxing cities, is also home to the Yunman Hot Spring, which feeds into the hotel, according to CNN. So, as part of the celebration for the upcoming Year of the Pig, the hotel has dressed up one of its natural hot spring pools with separate compartments filled with foods like apples, bananas, chili peppers, corn, limes, lettuce, and other hot pot fare.
And then, folks get to take a dip in it.
But don’t worry, this isn’t the kind of hot pot you would eat (hopefully). It’s purely for relaxation purposes. But guests who soak do get to feast on massive skewers of barbecued meat and bell peppers that lay across the compartments, according to CNN. It’s definitely not an activity for shy people.
According to The Straits Times, the hot pot idea was to promote a healthy lifestyle in honor of the holiday. After all, a hot pot is a comfort food, especially in the winter time, explained the South China Morning Post.
The Lunar New Year officially begins on Feb. 5. Hangzhou's First World Hotel invited guests who are born under the Year of the Pig to enjoy the hotels hot springs for free on Sunday, Feb. 3.