Over the weekend, a couple shared their highly-personal photos commemorating an apparent mid-climb marriage proposal inside the famously scenic Zhangjiajie National Forest Park in Hunan.
According to Sina, the daring guy stopped halfway up their ascent and “surprised” his very sweaty girlfriend by popping the question — such a breathtaking, dangerous and romantic thing to do! She said “yes.”
Which doesn’t come as much of a surprise, presumably when he brought a professional photographer and wedding dress along on their weekend climb, she knew what she was getting into. Anyway, whether that detracts from the magic of the moment is a matter of opinion.
Grand and public marriage proposals tend to draw lots of attention on Chinese social media — sometimes for good, other times for not so good. But, proposing cliffside is a first. How does it compare?
Not too well, it seems. A few top comments suggest that, although this proposal gets points for danger, it loses them for authenticity. In fact, several commenters have wondered if the couple’s special moment is nothing more than a tourism advertisement for Zhangjiajie.
It wouldn’t be the first time that the tourist site has tried that strategy. Back in 2014, a couple took a set of naked wedding photos, posing in front of the spectacular peaks and waterfalls of Zhangjiajie.
Though why does Zhangjiajie need to do that? That place is awesome! It’s one of the few spots that has been described as the real inspiration for the scenery in Avatar, and soon it will be home to the world’s longest and highest glass-bottomed bridge in the world.
Perhaps it will also soon be filled with rock climbing couples hoping for an photogenic proposal. They just better watch out for the monkeys.
By Carl Bakenhus
[Images via China News]