Discussion » Nonsense » Chinese Tourist Damages 3000-Year-Old Temple in Lu

  • Ibrahim
    Ibrahim wrote:

    A Chinese tourist damaged a 3,000-year-old site in Luxor and publicly shared the image on Chinese social media, which has since gone viral.

    The tourist carved “Ding Jinhao was here,” while visiting Luxor in Egypt. Chinese social media and newspapers were quick to condemn and identify the offender, and the incident has attracted widespread criticism in China with headlines such as “China’s Tourist Shame.” The vandalist has reportedly been identified by Chinese internet users as a 15-year-old  middle-school student from Nanjing.

    According to Chinese bloggers, several tourists attempted to remove the markings themselves, resulting in the white smudge that appears in the photograph above.

    It is not yet clear whether the markings can be removed in order to safely restore the temple wall to its original state.

    Despite this, the incident remains unreported on Egyptian media and the man responsible was never identified or charged with any criminal offence by Egyptian authorities. The Ministry of Antiquities has not commented on the damage yet, but according to a source contacted by Egyptian Streets, the Ministry of Antiquities is currently investigating the incident.

    The incident highlights the lack of security and enforcement of rules that are meant to protect and preserve Egypt’s historic sites.

    The Karnak and Luxor Temples as well as the Valley of the Kings are very popular with tourists, but concerns over safety have led to a sharp decline in tourists in recent months.

  • 随便叫兽
    随便叫兽 wrote:
    I wholeheartedly support this young iconoclastic Chinaman who bravely defaces the baleful relics of ancient heathens.
  • High Priest
    High Priest wrote:

    Many users were quick to blame Ding’s parents.

    “It is the parents’ fault, children should be taught what cannot be done,” one user wrote,

    Others said Ding’s actions reflected a cultural insensitivity on the part of many Chinese abroad.

    “All tourists leaving China should be given a brochure and tested to see if they can behave themselves,” another joked. “If they can’t pass the exam, they shouldn’t be allowed to go abroad.”

    Cultural sensitivity and bad manners have increasingly become topics of discussion in China. This month, Vice-Premier Wang Yang warned that “uncivilized behavior” of some Chinese tourists was harming the nation's image. more here

  • 随便叫兽
    随便叫兽 wrote:
    It's funny because the spit spammer is not white enough to teach in China.
  • 叮噹叔叔 (令狐叮噹)

    Hahahahaha ... there seems to be no single individual responsible for this, since we can all find fault at someone: Egypt govt, his parents, the teenager ... and someone even said the press/media?

    I guess, the Egypt govt is perhaps excused from the fact that it assumes each individual toiurist has self-control or self-discipline, such can be said about the spammer and the majority of this forum and/or country ...

    The teenager is about 14 or 15, so I doubt if he really feels that bad, as reported by his parents and the press ... and my guess is that he will be doing the same thing in future ... 

    I grew up learning that kids are supposed to fault in order to be correct, but having said that, my guess is that his parents were probably thinking something like "hey, how cute, our son wrote his name on an ancient artifact, he will be famous for years to come" when this happened, more so, my bet is that they have taken a photo of that ...

    I do agree that the press/media might be making him too much of a story, when they should be finding fault of the Chinese govt etc, but then this is also good PR to hide those evil deeds of the Chinese govt ...

    Carry on ...

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