Tourists to Shaanxi, China urged to resist taking lewd selfies

Tourists at the Huaqing Hot Springs in Shaanxi have been asked to stop taking lewd pictures with a giant statue of Chinese beauty Yang Guifei.

The statue of Yang Guifei at the Huaqing hot springs.

The statue of Yang Guifei at the Huaqing hot springs. Image by T Chu / CC BY 2.0

Yang Guifei was known for bathing in the springs, but has now reached a new kind of fame as her topless statue has become the main attraction for the wandering hands of tourists to the site. Staff have posted a sign urging visitors to ‘Take photos in a civilised manner’ but it seems this has largely been disregarded. This is not the first time a statue in China has been treated with such little dignity, a statue of Yu the Great’s Wife was fondled so much that it’s left breast changed colour. Read more: shanghaiist.com

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