Eight Popular World Travel Threatened Damaged

The biggest dilemma of tourists who actually has the potential to damage the tourist sites

The Great Wall

We know that many tourist sites in the world which later became a popular tourist destination of the world, the consequences of a night is to increase tourism revenue.

But behind all of that with the increasing popularity of tourist arrivals continually, able to make a huge loss, we often read about tourist behavior that could damage the tourist spots.

A world institutions, the Global Heritage Fund, which aims to protect cultural heritage sites are the most endangered in the world has been expressed, that there are some tourist sites in the world requires special attention, because of the potential threatened, such as the ancient sites in the Middle East and most of the area Asia also has a high threat of damage.

Travelers precisely heavy demand for tourist locations around the world, tourism does not have a rule that is sometimes quite good and adversely affecting local residents.

Citing CNN's website, the popularity of tourist attractions experienced a high breakage load, as summarized from several sources.

1. The Great Wall of China. Citing Beijing Times, historical buildings inherited from the Ming Dynasty, part of the wall is sprayed with paint and filled with graffiti, as well as about 30 percent of the wall was destroyed by erosion and various other causes.

2. Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Ecosystems around the area predicted to be extinct in 2050, due to climate change and act the tourists who are in the vicinity of the location.

3. Angkor Wat, Cambodia. An increase in the number of tourists is incredible, reaching nearly 20 percent of visitors reached 2 million visits (2013), giving a load on soil structure due to the dynamics of movement of tourists from different places.

Citta del Vaticano, Vatican City

4. The Sistine Chapel, Vatican. Tourist visits were outstanding, resulting in an ancient painting on the ceiling of the chapel suffered indirectly, through the breath of the tourists who generate residual carbon dioxide as well as heating and cooling effects are many and potentially damaging the artwork.

5. Cave of Altamira, Spain. Located on the northern coast of Spain, the old Palaeolithic paintings older than 2 thousand years yet sensitive to tourist visits, thus making the local authorities made very strict rules. Having closed in 2002, reopened and only five visitors (with protective clothing) in a randomly selected week and allowed to enter.

6. Maasai Mara, Kenya. Habitat for wildlife is still natural, on the other hand with the tourist visits accommodation infrastructure causing pressure on local resources, and adversely affect the environment.

7. Tomb of Tutankhamun, Egypt. Never closed in April, due to moisture from the breath tourists who make this historical site was so bad. The local authority then build a replica to be able to limit visits to the vicinity of the location and keeping the authenticity of the tomb.

The Taj Mahal

8. Taj Mahal, India. Dazzling tomb of Mumtaz Mahal stands in the middle of the 17th century as a symbol of eternal love, with four million tourists visit each year, but bad for the tomb of the region as a whole, such as a decrease in water levels in the river Yamuna and affect the wooden foundation underneath.

Tourism must be saved, but the success of a tourist area also requires the cooperation of many parties, both local tourism authorities, the state of tourist attractions, as well as world travelers who visit.

(Source CA Setyanti - CNN Indonesia, CNN /Images L Lie, M Paath Djojonegoro, L Pandjaitan)


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