Saturday, April 22, 2017

Rude and Annoying Chinese Deface Cherry Trees

The ugly side of the perfect selfie: Tourists shake, kick and climb trees to create cherry blossom 'rain' for photographs

  • Rude visitors to Changsha and Nanjing deface gorgeous trees
  • People are seen shaking tree violently to get petals to fall down for them
  • Local authorities have warned deviants who will face fines and blacklisting
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Visitors to areas of natural beauty across the country are being caught red handed trying to get the attractive petals to fall from the trees in a pink 'rain' according to People's Daily Online.
In Nanjing, authorities said that any tourists caught violating the state-owned trees in such a way will face fines and even be blacklisted from certain areas. 
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Unforgiveable: A man was caught giving the trunk of a cherry blossom tree a firm kick in Nanjing, east China
Unforgiveable: A man was caught giving the trunk of a cherry blossom tree a firm kick in Nanjing, east China
Rude: One woman  climbed one of the cherry blossoms wearing red stilettos before getting herself stuck there
The woman perches on a branch of a cherry tree
Rude: One woman climbed one of the cherry blossoms wearing red stilettos before getting herself stuck there
One acrobatic woman in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province, was photographed climbing one of the cherry blossoms wearing red stilettos before getting herself stuck there.
She is not alone as similar sights have been seen all over the city. 
Meanwhile a man was seen giving the trunk of a cherry blossom tree a firm kick, and waited for the petals to fall down on him.
Similar scenes were also spotted in Changsha, central China. 
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Reckless: The local authorities have told tourists they now face fines if caught damaging the natural property
Reckless: The local authorities have told tourists they now face fines if caught damaging the natural property
Two young women at Hunan university were caught in a video clip shaking and bashing a blossom tree while a photographer urged them on in the background.
At the end of the clip, the ground appears littered with the brightly coloured petals and the trees are often left irrevocably damaged after the ordeal. 
Tens of thousands of domestic tourists have been flocking to different sites enjoy the remarkable sight of the home-grown trees, which have been popular in Japan for decades.
Nearly 30,000 people last weekend alone have been enjoying the cherry blossoms.
Recently the Chinese obsession with the spring blooms reached absurd levels, when a group of tourists were reported to have broken into a prison to get a glimpse at its famous cherry trees. 
MailOnline reported that prison officials had to employ extra security and formally shut access to the prison in order to stop the wave of unruly visitors.
Spoilt: Two women took turns to shake the tree while having their photographs taken underneath the blossoms
Spoilt: Two women took turns to shake the tree while having their photographs taken underneath the blossoms
Content: Some tourists (pictured) were happy to just photograph the blossoms without damaging the trees
Content: Some tourists (pictured) were happy to just photograph the blossoms without damaging the trees