A recent photo of three foreigners standing completely naked on Fansipan, Indochina's highest mountain in northern Vietnam, has received strong reactions on social media.
A travel fanpage on Facebook posted the photo on December 25, showing the men not wearing anything except for their Santa hats.
They use their hands to cover their genitals, standing next to the steel iconic landmark on top of the 3,143-meter (10,311 feet) mountain, which rises above the resort town Sa Pa.
The page criticized the act, saying the foreigners were disrespectful to a Vietnamese location deemed by many as a national icon.
Many, however, argued that it was a harmless act.
"It doesn’t kill anyone,” one said. Another said: “They just try to do something memorable with the place.”
Public nudity in Vietnam is subject to cash fines of between VND60,000-100,000 (US$2.7-4.5).
Tourists stripping off their clothes have been reported across Asia but, until now, no such controversies have been heard of in Vietnam.
Thanh Nien News has not been able to verify the photo.