Last Updated on October 16, 2020 by VDiscovery

Nature seems to be endless offering millions of beautiful scenery. However, in reality, not all beauty can last for a long time. This global warming must be watched out together, because some of the islands in the world will sink. Moreover, extreme climate change currently makes the weather sometimes difficult to predict. The impact of global warming on earth in the last few decades has caused the polar ice to melt, which has caused sea levels to rise.

Paradise lost : Tourist attractions that are dying

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Beloved places under threat

Tourist and historic places are also threatened that are dying to disappear from Earth. human lifestyle is a threat to the existence of a beautiful natural tourist attraction. So, the 20 places below have been predicted to disappear and under threat that are dying from civilization forever. What place is that. We take a look at 20 of the world’s most iconic attractions that are under strain.

Joshua Tree National Park – USA

Joshua Tree National Park is an amazing national park located between two deserts of Colorado and Mojave, not far from Los Angeles. This area covers about 500,000 hectares of California desert. As the name implies, this place is indeed a lot of Joshua trees. Yucca plant itself is better known by the locals as ‘Joshua Tree’. Is one of the original iconic species of plants, Joshua Tree National Park.

Spring and fall is the best time to visit there. Here you can do various activities such as rock climbing or hiking. For climbers, this place is a great place for beginners or professionals because it has 8,000 climbing routes to choose from. The scenery will be even more amazing when late in the afternoon, when the desert shifts, leaving orange, pink, and red.

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Joshua Tree

Spring and fall is the best time to visit there. Here you can do various activities such as rock climbing or hiking. For climbers, this place is a great place for beginners or professionals because it has 8,000 climbing routes to choose from. The scenery will be even more amazing when late in the afternoon, when the desert shifts, leaving orange, pink, and red.

Joshua Tree National Park is a beautiful place that offers a unique desert ecosystem with attractive geological features with a variety of the most unusual plants. In January 2019 the park remains open to the public for 35 days should be closed through the government mandate. Ranger surveillance has greatly diminished during these days, and the park suffers from terrible vandalism.

People cut trees, light fires, damage paths, and leave scribbles in these amazing places. One former park ranger said that the park might need 200 to 300 years to recover from the damage generated in just a few weeks.

Temple Of Bel – Almyra, Syria

Before the outbreak of conflict in 2011, Palmyra was a famous tourist destination in Syria. Visitors from various parts of the world come to Palmyra to witness the beauty of ancient Islamic and Roman cultural relics, explained the National Geographic website.

The city of Palmyra is northeast of Damascus. Roman ruins in the city combine Greco-Roman art with Persian influence. Palmyra City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, includes monumental ruins of ancient cities, art and architecture dating from the 1st and 2nd centuries, and the integration of Greco-Roman techniques with local traditions. The Temple of Bel also has more than 1,000 pillars, waterways and a necropolis with more than 500 tombs.

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Temple of Bel

Previously, home to many of the most valuable historical sites in the world, there were so many artifacts left from past civilizations. But most have been destroyed by ISIS forces. What’s left now is a pair of pillars standing in the middle of the rubble.

UN cultural institutions, UNESCO said the act of destruction was the same as war crimes. It is suspected that ISIS even tried to eliminate the legacy of world heritage in Syria. Temple of Bel will not be the same as before, but good news emerged. Experts are believed to be able to restore one third or more of the destroyed site. However, it can be realized if it gets UNESCO assistance.

The Little Mermaid – Copenhagen, Denmark

Who doesn’t know the story of The Little Mermaid from Denmark? This legendary fairy tale was written by Hans Christian Andersen, a writer who still lives up to the Danish name, becoming the city’s icon. The Little Mermaid is a figure of a naked woman who is seen looking towards the harbor of Copenhagen. The statue which is on a rock in Langelinie, Copenhagen, Denmark has a dimension of 1.25 meters high and weighs 175 kilograms.

The Little Mermaid was made in 1909 by carver Edvard Eriksen and presented as a gift to the city of Copenhagen from the Danish brewer, Carl Jacobsen, son of the founder of the Danish beer company: Carlsberg.

The statue is made of a mixture of bronze and granite and was inspired by a Danish Royal theater ballerina, Ellen Price, who was the model of the statue by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale about a mermaid who gave everything to be united with a handsome young prince on land.

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The Little Mermaid

The iconic statue of Copenhagen since it was inaugurated on August 23, 1913 has become a major tourist attraction. But in recent decades, it has become a popular target of vandalism by vandals and political activists. This beautiful mermaid was beheaded twice, lost her arm, and has been covered with paint and graffiti many times.

People commit this terrible act of vandalism because they are bored, drunk, or mentally ill, or just to make their political protest more impressive. Unfortunately, it seems that this monument will never stop being a target of vandals.

Lake Mckenzie (Boorangoora) – Fraser Island in Queensland, Australia

Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world. There is a very amazing lake called Lake McKenzie. This lake is located within the enchanting area of ​​the Great Sandy National Park. Decorated with the surrounding forest makes this clear blue water lake look more beautiful. You can swim, fish, watch birds and wildlife, explore the forest, to surround the island in a small aircraft that can be accessed at several points along the coast, the surroundings are filled with white sand, so that it becomes a special attraction.

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Lake Mckenzie

In January and February 2016 Tasmania suffered severe forest fires and one of the most beautiful lakes in the region, Lake Mackenzie was affected. Forest fires also destroy unique plants, some of which, such as ancient pencil pine, do not have the opportunity for regeneration.

In total, fires burn 20,000 hectares of Tasmanian wilderness. Even though now, years after the disaster, plants are starting to show signs of recovery, it will take a long time before we can see this place is green and alive again.

Legzira Beach – Sidi Ifni, Maroko

Legzira Beach is located on the Atlantic Ocean coast and the long coastline between Legzira and Sidi-Ifni is a chain of five stone arches. The 8 km stretch of Legzira beach with rocks, sand, naturally formed after years of corrosion, this sandy giant has just come out in waves that continue to hit and are available during low tidal waves in the Atlantic Ocean.

With a diversity of natural stone cliffs that provide beautiful views and giant sandstone on a soft sandy beach. Protects the beauty of the beach as a whole when the sun polishes the rock cliffs with sunlight and finally it offers a spectral shape on a sandy beach with pictures of sand. This beach is mentioned in the list of the top 20 beautiful and stunning cliff-side beaches in the region.

Beautiful sandy beaches provide golden views at night for the visitors and also offer fresh and cool breeze in the morning. Legzira Beach is good for swimming, playing water and walking. Most travelers say that this beach needs steady legs and calm determination to have a great adventure experience. Fear of falling epics and height.

This is a very pleasant place with its cold water touching the feet of its beautiful vistas. Camping and hiking are the best ways accompanied by many people who come here to enjoy their vacation to Morocco. Spending a lot of time in the same city of this beautiful Moroccan landscape has asked his guests to stay here forever.

A pair of beautiful hills arches on Legzira Beach has become a landmark and one of the symbols in Morocco until one of them collapses on September 2016. The pile of rubble on the beach is the only thing left of the natural wonders that draw thousands of tourists to the beach. Some blame local authorities for the collapse of the arch.

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Legzira Beach Sidi Ifni

A few months before the tragedy, according to information from local tourism conservationists, this tragedy did not appear suddenly. people saw cracks and small stones falling from the arch. This has been reported to the local government, and authorities should be able to make support to protect this arch.

Notre Dame de Paris – France

The Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture, is the most visited monument in France. This Catholic treasure is more than 800 years old. It was built in the Middle Ages, at the end of the isle de la Cite in the middle of the River Seine. completed for 200 years; began in 1163 during the reign of King Louis VII and finished in 1345. As is the case with the most famous historical monuments, the Notre dame Paris Cathedral has a good share of great and tragic historic moments that will forever remain indelible in the mind people everywhere.

Among them was the coronation of Henry VI of England right in the cathedral in 1431. The cathedral was at one stage in total destruction and approaching the point of being destroyed, but was later rescued by Napoleon, who himself was crowned Emperor in 1804 in the Cathedral.

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River Seine

Severely damaged during the French Revolution, the cathedral was restored in the 19th century by architect Viollet-le-Duc. Many visitors come to admire the stained glass and rose windows, towers and gargoyles. They can also find the treasury of Notre-Dame and try to climb the tower to enjoy the beautiful views of Paris.

In 2013, Notre-Dame celebrated its 850th anniversary. For this occasion, many events were held and the cathedral renewed its bells with the arrival of eight new bells and new large bells. The distance from Paris in France is calculated from the 0 points on the front page of the cathedral.

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Notre-Dame de Paris fire Monday (4/15/2019)

Unfortunately, in the April 2019 tragedy befell this historic building. The Cathedral of Notre-Dame of Paris, was burned to the ground on Monday (4/15/2019) afternoon local time. The fire continues to devour the building “Our Lady of Paris”.

Apart from the disaster that made many tears fall, the building which is also recognized by UNESCO as a historic site is also known as a tourist site that never dies. From the data collected, approximately 13 million foreign tourists stopped by this building to capture the moment, take a selfie, to study the architecture. Well, hopefully this incident can be fixed soon and the history of Notre-Dame, Paris can still exist and the beauty of the building can be seen again.

National Trust Brimham Rocks – North Yorkshire, England

Brimham Rocks, is one of the most amazing relics of ancient times. This 320-year-old rock formation is considered part of a National historical site. It is also one of the main tourist attractions in North Yorkshire, England.

These stones have survived erosion that lasted for millions of years, but were destroyed in the hands of a group of young men. It is no secret that tourism destroys landmarks, but still sounds unbelievable when people destroy 320 million years of history in just a few seconds. In June 2018, tourists rolled one of the balancing stones at Brimham Rocks, and the stone broke into pieces.

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Brimham Rocks

These oddly shaped counterweight rocks have been formed by wind and ice for millions of years, but for some reason people feel worth damaging this beauty and this part of history. In addition to physically damaging natural treasures, they also carved their names on these stones that appeared even before the first dinosaurs walked the earth.

Great Barrier Reef – Australia

Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef in the world and has been generally known as one of the main destinations of tourists from various parts of the world because of the beauty of the coral and its fish.But unfortunately this coral reef is threatened because of water pollution that ends up in coral bleaching, namely the loss of coral color which eventually causes coral death.

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Great Barrier Reef

Antarctica – South Pole

NASA says that the ice lands in Antarctica continue to melt. Although it may take quite a long time to completely melt, various efforts have been made to minimize the arrival of tourists to this place.

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Antarctica continue to melt

Ships carrying passengers of more than 500 people are no longer allowed to enter this place. So visit this place while tourists are still allowed to come and see the wildlife of the South Pole, glaciers, and the amazing mountains of ice.

The Snows Of Mount Kilimanjaro – Tanzania

This snowcapped peak of the highest mountain in Africa is the clearest example of the enormity of the effects of global warming. Scientists have found that 85 percent of the ice covering this beautiful mountain continues to melt year after year.

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The Snows of Mount Kilimanjaro

More than a quarter of the ice covering this mountain had melted in the early 2000s. Some experts predict that Tanzania’s legendary glacier will disappear completely in the next two decades.



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Culebra Island – Puerto Riko

This tourist island in Puerto Rico was once the target of US shooting and bomb training. Of course this affects the plants and animals that live on the island.

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Culebra Island

Since 1975, the island has been converted into a tourist island and is no longer a US military training ground. However, the arrival of many tourists has a more adverse impact on the ecology of the island. The entire island ecosystem is now endangered.

Madagaskar

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Adansonia grandidieri/Baobab, Madagascar

Madagascar’s forests (Adansonia grandidieri/Baobab) are predicted to only be able to survive until 2025 due to a lot of burning and logging. It is unfortunate because of the many rare and unique animal species on the island that are likely to become extinct before being successfully researched and rescued.

Maya Bay – Phuket, Thailand

The Gulf of Thailand is famous for its appearance in the film The Beach will remain closed until 2021. Maya Bay, on the island of Phi Phi Leh, was temporarily closed last year after officials said a sharp rise in visitors has damaged the environment.

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Maya bay Phuket

Before being closed, up to 5,000 people visit the bay every day and most of the corals die. Authorities have now extended the visitor’s ban by two years to give Maya Bay ecology more time to recover.

Pyramid And Spinx – Egypt

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Pyramid And Spinx

The historic old building of the pyramid and sphinx is in danger of being destroyed. The Pyramid and Spinx were destroyed not because of rising sea levels, but because of erosion caused by air pollution in this region. This very old building is in danger of being destroyed because of the weak foundation below.

Venice – Italy

The City of Venice also seems to be worried. This proud canal city of Italy has just experienced the worst flooding in 50 years. If sea levels continue to rise, the City of Venice is predicted to disappear soon.

Famous as a romantic tour, Venice is also starting to overload tourists. repeated flooding that has made this canal city increasingly uninhabitable. This is believed to accelerate damage to the architecture and infrastructure of medieval cities.

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Venice

Excess tourists such as Venice, the Mayor of Barcelona promises to limit tourist arrivals by 2020. Efforts are being made to limit the entry of cruise ships and airport expansion. So that later this city will be increasingly difficult to visit.

Easter Island – Chile

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Monolithic Statues Of Easter Island

The large number of tourists who come to Easter Island now leaves problems in the form of rubbish heaps and damage to the statues (Moai). In addition, ecology on the island is also increasingly damaged.

Bagan – Myanmar

Bagan is the location where 2,000 Buddhist temples and pagodas were built in the 11th and 12th centuries. From 1995 to 2008, the location was under major renovation by the Government of Myanmar.

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Bagan Temples

But because of the crowds of tourists climbing into temples and pagodas, this ancient building has gradually deteriorated.

Nuuk – Greenland

Experts predict that by 2100 all the ice in the Greenland islands will melt. Nuuk itself, which is the capital of the Greenland islands, will be severely threatened because it is on the coast. Not to mention the place that is full of snow and polar bears have a gem mine that requires the construction of mining in the area.

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Nuuk Greenland

Lake Nicaragua

Lake Nicaragua 20 popular tourist locations under threat that are dying vdiscovery arvinovoyage
Lake Nicaragua

Lake Nicaragua is the only place where freshwater sharks live. Very regretted because in 2014, the government approved the construction of the Nicaraguan canal that connects the Pacific and Atlantic. This project will eliminate more than 0.5 million hectares of rainforest and swamps.

Seychelle Islands – Republic Of Seychelles, Indian Ocean

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Seychelle Islands

The coast of the Seychelles is gradually sinking. This is due to climate change and sea level rise, which also results in the extinction of corals and other creatures and also sand erosion. Scientists say they only waited a few years to see this area completely sink into the ocean.

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Car Dump

Nature seems to be endless offering millions of beautiful scenery. However, in reality, not all beauty can last for a long time. But we cannot keep it safe in the 21st century. Sad, but humans continue to lose beautiful places. What do you think about the damage that humans do with world heritage? Do you think there is a way to stop it and make people appreciate our valuable possessions?

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