8 Stunning Destinations American Tourists Haven't Ruined Yet

Venice, Italy

Venice's delicate ecosystem and historic structures are at risk due to overwhelming tourist numbers, causing pollution, erosion, and displacement of residents by vacation rentals.

Great Barrier Reef, Australia

The Great Barrier Reef faces challenges from rising sea temperatures, pollution, and tourism-related damage, leading to widespread coral bleaching and ecosystem decline.

Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu's popularity has led to erosion of ancient structures, damage to fragile ecosystems, and congestion on the Inca Trail, prompting calls for stricter visitor regulations and sustainable tourism.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

The surge in visitors to Dubrovnik, fueled by its portrayal in "Game of Thrones," has strained infrastructure, deteriorated historic sites, and raised concerns about cultural conservation and authenticity.

Bali, Indonesia

Bali struggles with environmental degradation, traffic congestion, and conflicts over water shortages and land disputes due to the influx of tourists drawn to its beaches and landscapes.

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona's popularity, driven by attractions like the Sagrada Familia and La Rambla, has led to protests over high rents, overcrowding, and daily life disruptions, resulting in measures to curb tourist numbers.

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

The Angkor Wat temple complex has been damaged by mass tourism, with delicate carvings eroded, ancient structures harmed, and concerns over the impact on local communities and the environment.

Prague, Czech Republic

 Prague experiences issues from overtourism, including the degradation of historic sites, overcrowded streets, and challenges in maintaining the city's cultural heritage.