Where we do not expect
Attractions accessible to tourists is closed or severely restricted.
Indian authorities plan to limit the access of tourists to the famous Taj Mahal — one of the main attractions of not only the country but also around the world. Experts say that because of a crowd of thousands of visitors to the white marble will wear out faster, and the structure begins to settle. Other places where tourists the entrance is almost ordered, in the gallery of portal iz.ru.
Visit the ancient city of Machu Picchu is strictly limited in time — in the summer of 2017 government of Peru announced that you can get there for only a few hours and only in an organized group. This step in the country went due to the fact that the number of people wishing to visit the “lost city of the Incas” is annually more than a million people and this number continues to grow.
In the early 2010s in Egypt, announced that close to visit the tomb of Tutankhamun to see the place where was discovered one of the main treasures of the last century, sought by millions of people. This, in turn, threatened the safety of the frescoes that adorn the room, and just his vaults.
At the end of 2017, the Ministry of tourism of Nepal has imposed restrictions for those wishing to climb to the top of Everest. They touched blind people and those who are missing two or more limbs. As explained in the Nepalese Ministry of tourism, the decision was dictated by security concerns and the desire to reduce the number of deaths.
Thailand for several years, trying desperately to save coral reefs and the unique nature of the Islands favored by tourists from all over the world. Visitors not only harm flora and fauna, but also leave behind piles of garbage. As a result, in 2016, they were closed three popular Islands: Koh Tachai (photo), Khai NOK, Khai nuk and Khai Nai.
All national parks of India which are home to Bengal tigers, was closed for visits in 2012, the tourists didn’t bother the animals, on the brink of extinction. The decision may have hurt the local tourism industry, but helped partially restore the cat population.
In Australia especially popular several years used the rock, known as the Wedding Cake — the name she was given because of the unusual shape and creamy white in color. The number of people wanting to be photographed on its background all the time accrued, in the end, in the spring of 2015, the rock decided to close off from the public for security reasons.
Thank disastrous for wildlife or ancient monuments. In China, the authorities had to close the glass bridge in Zhangjiajie national Park. It was opened to attract tourists, but their task exceeded once the number of brave men has reached 80 thousand people at the bridge capacity is 8 thousand, it was decided to close on time.
In the summer of 2017 in Croatia decided to limit the access to the national Park Krka. The Park, located in Central Dalmatia, famous for cascading waterfalls and picturesque forests. But once in the Park at the same time were over 3 million people, the administration announced that access to the falls will be limited to see can not exceed 10 thousand people a day.
Sometimes, however, from tourists to protect entire large city. Plans to restrict the entry of tourists in the summer of 2017 announced in Barcelona. With a population of 1.6 million people it is annually visited by around 30 million — and not all residents are happy with this. The city has already imposed a ban on construction of new hotels in the center.