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The most popular attractions, which are now not allowed tourists

The British newspaper Daily Express has compiled a list of the most popular places among travelers with a ban on visits or limited access …

The most popular attractions, which are now not allowed tourists

The list is Philippine island of Boracay, which is beloved by tourists, which is closed to the public for half a year due to environmental degradation. Before visitors start to be allowed back onto the island, the Philippine authorities want to impose strict laws that will preserve the local nature.

From April 1, the Indian tomb of the Taj Mahal is available to visit only three hours a day. Such a measure is introduced to avoid crowding.

The publication also includes the French cave of Lascaux, famous throughout the world for its cave paintings, which have been preserved since the Paleolithic period. It was visited daily by about a thousand travelers. Due to the heat and humidity that appeared in the cave as a result of mass gathering of people, the rock art began to deteriorate. In the late 1950s, lichens began to actively grow in the Lasko cave, and in 1963 the site was closed to visitors. Today, tourists can only visit the nearby replica of the cave.

Lasko Cave is small – up to 250 meters wide and about 30 meters high. It is divided into several halls and corridors. In the gallery Lasko you can see images of deer, bison, bears, horses, felines and mysterious creatures, conventionally called the unicorn. Some of the pictures are placed right on the ceiling!

To the UNESCO World Heritage, the British construction of Stonehenge in 1977 ceased to let tourists, as people chipped pieces and took them home as a souvenir. Today, Stonehenge can not be raised and touched, but travelers can admire the sight from afar.

What does Stonehenge look like? This ring is about 30 meters in diameter, built of large stone blocks 4 meters high and 2 meters wide, whose weight is about 25 tons.

Smaller stones are laid on top of this circle like lintels – about 3 meters in length, 1 m in width and 0.8 m in thickness. In the center of the stone circle there are five triliths (constructions of three stones, two of which stand on the ground, and the third lies on top). Perhaps, due to external similarities, these five structures are also called horseshoes. Internal stones are the heaviest elements of Stonehenge, each weighing about 50 tons. Behind the triliths in a circle are the smallest stones, the purpose of which is unknown. It is important to note that in the area of ​​interest there were no such large stones – they could be found no closer than 400 km from Stonehenge. This testifies to the incredibly hard work of its builders.

Also, there are new rules for visiting the Peruvian ancient city of Machu Picchu. The authorities of Peru have taken such measures to prevent the destruction of the remnants of the heritage of the Incas. Today, tourists are allowed to visit the attraction from 6:00 to 12:00 and from 12:30 to 17:30. At other times, the entrance to the ancient city is closed. In addition, visitors can not re-enter there immediately after the exit.

The center of Machu Picchu is the Sacred Square. It is surrounded by three stunning temples – the main temple, the Temple of the three windows and the Priest’s House. In addition, archaeologists have found a cave, where formerly buried rulers. Also in the city were found traces of tunnels and bridges.

Peruvian ancient city Machu Picchu

The list also includes the Maya Bay beach, located on the Thai island of Phi Phi, where the film “The Beach” was filmed with Leonardo DiCaprio. At the beginning of June, the coast is closed to visitors for four months, during which damaged coral reefs and marine flora are restored.

Maya Bay Beach on Phi Phi Island in Thailand

The Trevi Fountain in Rome was limited to visiting last year, after inspired by shots from the film “Sweet Life” in 1960, tourists decided to swim in the fountain. Visitors have access to only one place where you can approach Trevi, but it is strictly guarded.

Roman Trevi Fountain

The Fontana di Trevi Fontan di Trevi is considered to be a pearl among hundreds of sources of the Italian capital. An impressive landmark looks more like a scene from an antique play embodied in stone than a source of pure water.

Fountain di Trevi in ​​Rome

Soon tourists can be limited to visiting the famous Italian city on the water of Venice, where about 60 thousand travelers visit every day. Because of the large number of people in the narrow streets of the city are crowds.

City of venice

The Shinto shrine in Ise, Japan is also on the Daily Express list. The temple complex of more than 100 shrines dates back to the 3rd century. Many Japanese consider him to be the “soul” of their country.

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