In an ever-changing world, the sights and scenery around us are just as capable of evolution and decay as we humans are. While there’s always more modern engineering achievements being built, there are a bunch of natural, historical, and iconic places that are under threat. And not only from environmental factors like climate change or erosion, but tourism and geopolitical conflict, too.
Whether humans built these places or not, there’s no arguing that the number of visitors, conflict, vandalism, and unfortunate environmental circumstances directly lead to the declining conditions of these popular world sites. We hope the money from visitors is directly invested into preserving the area, but is it too late? Now you must decide – are you one who wants to visit before they’re gone, or stay away in hopes that they’ll survive longer? How many have you been to?