The world is a beautiful place, you can find something new and wonderful from almost every new place you visit. Some of them can really seem like small pieces of paradise. And these are the spots everyone wants to visit. But the beauty, and popularity of those spots is also a bad thing, the beauty and popularity of these sites might also be the cause of losing their beauty. The more people go to a place, the more new people they promote the place to. And the more people go there, the more waste there will be, the more the beauty will start fading. Tourism is good only in limited amounts.
If you want to lighten your pockets of your hard earned cash or buy a lottery online in hopes to win and donate the money towards saving one of those wonderful, now over-visited paradise sites, here are just a few of them:
Machu Picchu, Peru
Machu Picchu is in danger of too many visitors, with the cap still being 2500 visitors a day. Cultural guardians are worried of irreparable damages. The planned highway and existing railway is also causing worries to the 15th century ruin.
The Great Barrier Reef, Australia
It’s the only living structure visible from space. It’s a 3000 kilometers long coral reef, it has more than 400 kinds of coral. It’s home to dolphins, reptiles, and tropical fish. Around the place there’s also 200 species of birds and other wildlife, in addition to beautiful islands. But now the over-touristing as well as river discharge is causing the water pollution. And things are expected to get only worse.
Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
The amount of tourists causes lots of waste, some people climbing the pyramids without the permission, causing the pyramids to fade faster.
It’s often nothing like you’d expect. Instead of nice a and quiet green place around the great megaliths you might find a huge crowds, graffiti, chewing gum and cigarette buts. That’s also the reason why you now can only stand behind a rope to look the structure from the distance.