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.

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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