List of 10 best places to get naked
Melbourne: A list of the ten best places where one can get naked in 2011 has been revealed, and it includes a French city dedicated to naturalism, a naked cruise, and a nude beach.
The list by global hotel rating website HotelsCombined.com has also listed some nude outdoor activities, an art festival, a bike ride in the buff, and spa treatments or hot springs, a daily reported.
First on the list is the World Naked Bike Ride, which is held annually on March 12 in cities around the world. People hop on their bikes naked to celebrate cycling and the naked body.
Second is the Naked Hot Springs Bathing in Ooedo-Onsen-Monogatari, Toyko, Japan, where tourists are able to strip off and soak in onsen - natural mineral-rich hot springs - as part of the Japanese tradition.
Thirdly, if you want to awaken your senses, all you need to do is go for Naked Spa Treatments in Ayana Resort Bali and Spa, Indonesia where indulgent therapies will leave you refreshed.
At number four is the Naked Sauana in Kotiharjun Sauna in Kallio, Helsinki, Finland, where the only remaining wood-burning sauna, which dates back to 1928, still exists.
Visitors can enjoy a scrub-down and massage too.
Fifth is the Naked Art Festival in Portschach am Worthersee, Austria, which is held annually. The World Bodypainting Festival is the biggest art event in bodypainting theme. It is held from June 27 to July 3.
In sixth place is the Naked City in Cap d``Agde, France, where people go about their businesses in the buff. The entire town is clothing-optional and it is known as the world’s capital of naturism.
Seventh place goes to the Naked Park in Englischer Garten, Munich, Germany. It is one of Europe’s biggest city parks covering an area of nearly four square kilometres, and nude sunbathing has been permitted in the park since the 1960s.
At number eight is the Naked Beach in Haulover Beach, Miami Beach, Florida, which is one of the few government sanctioned clothing-optional beaches in the US.
In ninth place is the Naked Cruise in Split, Croatia, by cruising company eWaterways. The eight-day naked cruise takes one along the Dalmatian Coast in Croatia.
Lastly, at number ten is the Burning Man Event in Black Rock Desert, Nevada, US. The famous annual festival is held from August 29 to September 5, and many participants have described it as an "experiment in community, radical self-expression and self-reliance".
The event is clothing-optional and people are encouraged to use art forms and projects to express themselves.