[VIDEO] Father Dangles His Child On A Cliff To Allegedly Get A Perfect Photo In Beijing

The incident took place at a scenic hill in the Chinese capital city.

Cover image via 陈欣琪/Facebook & Getty Images via Daily Mail

A video showing a father hanging his son over the edge of a cliff - allegedly get a perfect holiday photo - is going viral on social media

According to Shanghaiist, the incident took place at Hongjing Road in Beijing's suburban Fangshan district, China.

In a 17-second long video, the father can be seen holding his son's hands while the boy clings on dearly to his life with his legs pressing against the concrete cliff.

At one point, the father even shakes his son's hands playfully, while others laugh.

"Look, look! The kid's hands are shaking!" a man behind the camera said.

Other tourists who appear in the background seem to be unfazed by the father's dangerous act. Cyclists and passers-by alike are seen casually chatting on the road.

The location is a scenic spot with a 19km winding road stretching from hill to hill and covered with greenery

While local media did not specify how high the boy was hanging from, the winding road reportedly curves around the hill seven times and reaches a height of 905m above sea level, reported Daily Mail.

A fall from any height of the mountain could be highly fatal.

It was also not reported if local authorities have taken any action against the father. However, NextShark reported that the now-viral video has prompted authorities to step up their security in the area to prevent a similar incident from happening again.

The video is said to have been filmed in a local scenic spot in Beijing, Hongjing Road.

Image via Getty Images via Daily Mail

Meanwhile, users on China's Weibo were horrified by the footage, with many people criticising the father's senseless act

"It's hard to believe that there are such parents," one person commented, as quoted by

"I was shocked when I saw it," said another.

A reuploaded version on Facebook has garnered over 12,000 shares. Netizens from all over the world have voiced their anger against the father in different languages.

"The kid should be snatched away from this guy. Obviously this guy isn't fit to be a parent," wrote a Facebook user.

"You are crazy!" another netizen wrote in Thai.

Watch the video here:

Read more trending news on SAYS:

You may be interested in: