In the nude pictures, the woman’s face was turned away from the camera. In other photos, she was seen in a red dress sitting on the shore or standing.
Some internet users are arguing that the woman did no wrong. They say it’s a kind of art that should not be seen as a violation of culture. But what kind of art must be expressed in a sacred place?
The photographer wrote on his Wechat: “The young woman said that was her first visit to Tibet and was probably the best time of her life. She wanted to have a keepsake of herself in this holy land.”
The said location is called Yamdrok Lake. It is one of Tibet’s three sacred lakes located less than 100 kilometers from the capital city, Lhasa.
Tibet Autonomous Region Tourism Development Committee said in a statement that they will “publish the relevant results after investigation.”
Should the woman be put on the government’s blacklist for her controversial behavior? Or public in accordance with the traditional laws?