Chinese Golden Week tourists have been trampling all over a sacred 600-year old white marble carving in Beijing’s Temple of Heaven in a bid to scatter banknotes over its facade to gain good luck and prosperity, according to Xinhua News.
Chinese media have rapped the record-breaking number of tourists for their uncivilized behaviour. Last year, the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) issued a warning to Chinese tourists traveling abroad to avoid “uncivilized behaviour” – but that obviously hasn’t been heeded by these eager people.
Perhaps these tourists might do well to learn from these volunteers – it might show up a lot better on their karma records.
By Lucy Liu
[ Images via Xinhua News ]