Nudity warning! Adam Burton was arrested for posing naked at Machu Picchu - but this is just one incident in a growing online trend. A British tourist who stripped naked to pose for a photo at Machu Picchu in Peru has been arrested by local authorities. There is a growing trend online for 'naked tourism' pictures - people daring to bare all in front of popular landmarks or beautiful landscapes. British backpacker Eleanor Hawkins made headlines last year after she was arrested for taking naked photos on top of a sacred mountain in Malaysia.
Tourists Are Getting Naked At Machu Picchu And Peru Wants Them To Stop (NSFW)
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Peru to tourists: 'Stop getting naked at Machu Picchu! Facebook Twitter Email. Watch out for bare butts when traveling in Machu Picchu -- incidents of "naked tourism" at the 15th-century Inca citadel are on the rise, and getting under the skin of Peru officials. According to the Peruvian Times , four American tourists were detained on March 14 for getting naked and posing for photos at the site. In a pair of separate incidents earlier in the week, two Canadians and two Australians were detained for stripping down for pictures at Machu Picchu. The bare-it-all episodes followed a incident in which a naked couple was videotaped by other tourists while streaking across Machu Picchu's grass field and bounding down a stone staircase like a pair of adolescent antelopes. Rab's long, curly hair and bold poses have won him a cluster of followers.
Peru authorities crackdown on naked photos and streaking at Machu Picchu
Hundreds of nude men and women took to the streets of Lima, Peru this past weekend to protest the traffic problems afflicting their country and promote bicycle friendly policies. PeruThisWeek notes that the jovial, nudity-filled event is known as a "ciclonudista" by Peruvians and has become something of an annual event , routinely attracting citizens to doff their clothes and bike through the capital. While the ride is meant to be a fun, if uncomfortable, time for its participants, the impetus behind it comes from the deadly traffic problems facing the country.
By Carol Driver for MailOnline. Tourists getting naked at one of Peru's most iconic cultural sites are facing a crackdown by authorities. The move to step up surveillance at Machu Picchu comes after videos and photos were posted online of foreigners stripping off and streaking across the Incan ruins, prompting a response from the Ministry of Culture.