8 beautiful places around the world that are being ruined by tourism

We delved into travel websites, local tourism agencies, and regional  sources to compile this list of places around the world that are  being ruined by over-tourism.

This overwhelming number of tourists is inadvertently contributing to  the decay of this majestic site, leading to irreversible harm.

Machu Picchu, Peru

Medium Brush Stroke

Venice, Italy

By managing tourism more sustainably, Venice hopes to navigate the  delicate balance between its economic lifeline and the rising tides of  change.

The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China, a breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage Site, is increasingly grappling with the effects of overtourism.

Medium Brush Stroke

No longer the exclusive domain of the privileged few, the Galápagos  Islands have opened their doors to a surge of land-based tourism.

Galápagos Islands, Ecuador


Finding a financial advisor doesn’t have to be hard. SmartAsset’s free quiz matches you with fiduciary financial advisors in your area or who serve your area. If you are ready to be matched with financial advisors that can help you achieve your financial goals, take the quiz now.