These Viral Vacation Photos Have Everyone Worried For These Chinese Tourists

Chinese tourists are literally afraid of nothing — not even a swamp of hungry crocodiles.

Online photos showing a group of Chinese tourists on a flimsy looking raft and feeding a swarm of crocodiles have made everyone else very uneasy.

The group of tourists were visiting the Elephant Kingdom park in Chonburi while on a trip to Thailand.

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Photos show men, women and children standing aboard the raft situated in the middle of a green swampy lagoon. The raft appears to be made of plastic barrels, metal railings and wooden beams.

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The Chinese tourists were given sticks with meat dangling from them to feed the crocodiles.  Over a dozen large crocodiles can be seen encircling the raft in the photo.

chinese-tourists-crocodile-thailand6While no one was injured from the excursion, safety concerns have been raised about the park.

chinese-tourists-crocodile-thailand9Elephant Kingdom was consequently shut down by local authorities for 90 days in order to conduct safety inspections.chinese-tourists-crocodile-thailand3

The Chonburi tourist park is home to 4,000 crocodiles, according to an Elephant Kingdom spokesperson.

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The Chinese tourists’ apparent disregard for safety has been denounced by netizens on Weibo, with one commenter asking:

“What if those people got pulled down or even fell into the lake accidentally?”

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h/t: Shanghaiist

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