Visitors to Yunnan’s Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in early August were forced to rent jackets from mountain authorities or be fined up to 200 yuan, Want China Times reports.
Netizens are understandably appalled at this bare-faced price gouging, one commented that it would be the greatest irony if someone were to freeze to death on the mountain after their jacket was confiscated by park authorities.
Thankfully the fines seem to be the work of low-level park employees and not sanctioned by upper management. A park commissioner told reporters that those responsible are being penalised.
Yunnan has seen record numbers of tourists this summer, as many seek to escape the hot weather in eastern China for the comparatively blissful 15 to 28 degrees celsius of the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau.
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