A series of photos starring a female model wearing little to no clothing at Beijing's historic Forbidden City has lit up social media.
A viral image of the panty-less woman straddling the head of an ancient marble dragon at the formal imperial palace did not go over well with many Chinese web users.
Neither did the picture of the model flashing her bare bum at the camera as she leaned over some stone handrails to enjoy a view of the iconic site.
“I was only doing my work and did not affect anyone,” photographer Wang Dong reportedly said after web users accused him of 'profaning' cultural relics, reports Shanghaiist.
Palace Museum officials haven't yet commented on the photo shoot, but a tourism expert cited in an SCMP report suggested that Wang would've been much better off taking the photos when the museum was closed to the public.