In China, spring is almost here, and flowers are in bloom… which isn’t exactly good news for all the pretty trees out there.
Recently, a set of photos hit Chinese social media showing a horde of tourists, climbing up blossoming trees, breaking off their branches, and just generally wreaking havoc on Mother Nature. The tree lovers have been summarily shamed online for their “uncivilized behavior.”
Of course, this kind of thing is a yearly tradition in China in which tourists go to great lengths to get that perfect selfie, even breaking into prison if necessary. Last April, Chinese tourists were ridiculed on Japanese news after being caught on camera climbing on Japan’s iconic cherry trees.
[Image via Toutiao News]
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