The lake sits at an altitude of more than 13, ft. But earlier this week the focus shifted from the turquoise waters to a semi-naked woman who was photographed by the lakeshore. Images of the scantily clad model were posted — and reposted — on Chinese social media earlier this week, catalyzing debate about whether the nude photo shoot constituted a cultural sin, akin to, say, images of undress in the heart of the Vatican. The lake is believed by locals to be a kind of female Buddhist guardian, and its waters are used to sanctify souls.
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Photos of a woman undressing by Yamdrok Lake in Tibet have sparked controversy on China's social media platforms as some netizens have accused her of disrespecting local culture, China Tibet Online reported. Photos of a woman undressing by Yamdrok Lake in Tibet. YouchumDolkar's post was a snapshot of a photographer's latest update on China's popular messaging app Wechat. Yu Feixiong, who shot the controversial picture, is a professional photographer for Tibetan tourists and even runs an online store to boost his business. The controversial photos went viral online and have sparked a heated debate on the country's social media. Some say the act shows disrespect to Tibetan culture while others argue that society should be more open-minded towards art. Yamdrok Lake is considered to be one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet.
Negative comments followed the posting of the images earlier this week, but there were also many internet users who supported the nude photography and criticized Sina Weibo user YouchumDolkar for posting private images. The photographer was not detained by the police, as reported by some media, according to Wang Jin, head of the publicity department of Nagarze county, Tibet. That was confirmed by the police in Lhasa, the regional capital.
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