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Maybe think twice before booking a holiday to one of these places

Easyvoyage Logo By Editorial Team of Easyvoyage | Slide 1 of 11: Found some 2430 meters above sea level in Peru's Urubamba province, the ancient city of Machu Picchu is commonly thought of as South America's most recognized cultural site. Archeologists estimate that the city was built by Emperor Pachacuti sometime in the 15th century, however after being abandoned a century later it was forgotten until 1911 when it was 'discovered' by American historian Hiram Bingham. Today Machu Picchu is by far Peru's most visited site with hundreds of thousands of people flocking here each year. However the sheer number of people visiting the area is having a negative effect of the ancient and fragile ruins. Machu Picchu vulnerability has forced UNESCO to consider putting in on their World Heritage Sites in Danger list.

Tourism can make or break a region, and we do literally mean break. From vandalized historical sites and overcrowded medieval streets to pollution and a sinking city here are 10 sites that are being damaged by tourism.

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