Beautiful Places You Should Visit Before They Disappear

There are plenty of great places to visit around the world. If you have a busy life, whenever you find the time to go on a holiday you should benefit from it as much as possible. You may not venture to go to distant places, and think that you’ll have time to visit certain places later. However, you should know that many of the world’s most beautiful tourist destinations may disappear completely over the next decades. So if you want to visit these places, you should hurry up.


Venice, also known as the “floating city” is a city in Italy, famous for its romantic atmosphere and its many waterways that tourists can cross in gondolas. Unfortunately, scientists estimate that in less than 70 years, the city will be completely swallowed up.

The reason is the rise in the Adriatic Sea due of global warming, leading to frequent flooding. In the last 100 years, 30 cm of the city sank under water.

Dead Sea

The Dead Sea’s water is 10 times more salty than that of the oceans. It is located between Jordan and Palestine. Over the past 40 years the sea’s volume has decreased by 25 meters. The Jordan River is the Dead Sea’s only source.

However, neighboring countries consume a lot of bottled water from the Jordan River, so only a small amount of water reaches the Dead Sea nowadays. Experts believe that this sea may only be here for another 50 years.


The Alps are a mountain range extending over the territory of eight countries in the central part of Europe. The glaciers of these mountains attract more than 100 million tourists each year.

Unfortunately, because of global warming, the height of the glaciers has fallen by 20% since the 1980s. The results of thawing have been so negative that specialists expect the Alps to survive only for another 40 years.

Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands is a group of Pacific islands administrated by the State of Ecuador. They are known for their spectacular trees and the amazing species of flora and fauna.

Thousands of tourists come here every year, so the tourism industry is growing at a rapid pace, threatening the flora and the fauna. Most species of animals in these islands are at risk, as the islands are now flooded with hotels, restaurants and cars.

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal is a magnificent monument in the Indian city of Agra, and is part of the Seven Wonders of the World. Upon the death of his wife, Emperor Shah Jahan decided to build a giant mausoleum that represents his love for her.

Due to pollution, the facade of the building deteriorated. The increase in the number of tourists, reaching up to four million a year, has only worsened the situation. Indian authorities consider restricting tourist access. The Taj Mahal is expected to be closed to the public over the next five years.

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