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In a 24-hour country like China, it's natural that people get a little tired.

Fortunately, in China there's an extremely high social acceptance of public sleeping.

These public sleepers show how to get some quick rest in China.

Move along, nothing to see here


Security guards stationed on Huamu Lu between the Metro Line 2 station and the entrance of Shanghai Century Park take regular snooze intervals at work. They'll wake up if something serious happens. Right?
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"I trust my customers to wake me up."


In a bustling market in Shanghai's Hongkou district, this stall minder takes a quick nap on a Saturday afternoon. Given that there are several other fruit stalls nearby, the soft sound of snoring is unlikely to increase business.

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In another world


In mid-afternoon in Shanghai's former French concession, a man slumps in his chair with a T-shirt over his head. In Shanghai, residents of old-style housing often sleep outdoors in summer. Local tools for a comfortable summer night -- from bamboo mattress covers to wooden slat pillows -- are sold in shops across the city.
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It may not be comfortable, but it’s mine


In the bright afternoon sun on Shanghai’s main street, Shimen Yi Lu, this motorcycle driver pulled over for a quick rest.

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Being on holiday is such hard work


At least one visitor found Beijing’s Forbidden City (紫禁城) a bit overwhelming. Will napping in the place the Empress Dowager Cixi (慈禧太后) once walked result in fortuitous dreams?

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The rain will keep it clean


On a rainy day on Hangzhou’s Three Pools Mirroring the Moon Island (三潭印月), a sanitation worker takes a shelter beneath a pavilion. Since the island is almost always spotless, it's fair to assume that for the moment her work is done.

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Teacher will never find us here


On a school trip to the ancient village of Xidi (西递), near Huangshan Mountain in southern Anhui Province, a student takes a break in one of the village’s lesser-visited halls. At nearby tables, fellow students play cards, talk or sketch the village’s famous pastoral scenes.
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