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Beijing Sights - Big thermos flask

In the west, we have thermos flasks.  In cold climates we carry around a small to medium sized thermos flask, usually filled with coffee or tea when we go camping, fishing, occasionally to the park, school.

In Beijing, thermos flasks are mainly used for storing water .. large quantities of boiling hot water, usually so that a whole office or classroom can make tea throughout the day.

Instead of boiling a small jug of water in a kettle.  Beijing residents often travel to a central hot water boiling facility where they can fill up their "giant" flasks with scalding hot water for a tiny sum of money.

As a result, you often see people wandering around carrying huge flasks.  As usual... this is a Beijing sight and mostly bizarre to the western tourist eye.




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