Tourism is obviously not a bad thing because it's a way of promoting a country's attractions to the rest of the world. However, there are times when tourism goes beyond its primary purpose of just promoting and eventually leads to exploitation. Here are some examples of how tourism destroys the world's famous attractions.
Tobogganing At The Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China is a magnificent monument that plays a significant part in China's history and culture making it a famous attraction to thousands of tourists. But there's also one thing that tourists are after and according to A China Family Adventure, it's the metal slide where you can toboggan down to the wall's exit. It may be a fun addition but for some people, it destroys the beauty of the historical site.
Golfing At The Pyramids Of Giza
Golfing behind the shadows of the Pyramids of Giza is one of the best vacations that a golfer could have. But some people think that the green slopes of the golf courses take away the whole Egyptian experience.
Cruise Ship Views Entering The Canals of Venice
There are lots of crimes that tourists do when it comes to destroying Venice's beauty but they're nothing compared when big cruise ships enter the city. These giant vessels would pass through the city blocking everyone's view of the lagoon and possibly damaging a few structures.
Heavy Traffic At The Stonehenge
This ancient structure in Cornwall is a famous attraction which is why there's heavy traffic in this area, especially during weekends. Independent reported that there are now plans in building a tunnel leading to the Stonehenge--a move that a lot of archeologists strongly oppose.
Air Conditioning Systems Destroying Lascaux's Paleolithic Paintings
The paleolithic paintings of Lascaux were discovered in 1940 but it only lasted for 23 years because the air conditioning system attracted molds which destroyed the paintings. Now, they only have a full-scale replica of the damaged areas.