Traveling is a really fun activity that must never stop no matter what happens. There are several beautiful places on earth that call us to visit and cherish the gorgeous elements within them. However, as a traveler, you must focus on ‘Doom Tourism’ as well. Doom Tourism is basically traveling to those places that will get shattered in the near future.
So, before these places get extinct, you must pack your bags and head towards them. Today, we are going to discuss 10 of those breathtaking places that will be doomed forever.
Here we go!
The Great Barrier Reef – Australia
The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef. But, unfortunately, it is a threatened place which means in the coming days, we will not be able to see this beautiful wonder of nature. The cleanest, turquoise water of the reef is home to several types of fish. Some say that around 1500 variations of fish could be found in this coral reef.
The most amazing coral reef is spread to an area of 1680 miles whose beauty is hard to resist. Sadly, due to global warming and coral bleaching, around 27% of the reef has vanished. Studies suggest that the Great Barrier Reef would totally disappear in 2030. So, until it gets too late, you need to visit this mesmerizing place.
Franz Josef Glacier – South Island, New Zealand
Franz Josef Glacier is situated on the west coast of New Zealand. The place is hardly explored by people. So, it remains a wonderful spot in the world that is less crowded. As the place is located right in the middle of the temperate forest, it inclines from a height of about 11,500 feet to 787 feet above sea level.
Thus, it becomes the only alpine glacier that concludes at such the lowest altitude in the world. Due to epic global warming, these glaciers have got badly affected. Therefore, a constant sink has been observed in these glaciers since 2000. Around 38% of it has been shrunk and around 25% of their area has been lost which is quite overwhelming.
According to the studies, the environmentalists have suggested that soon it is going to disappear due to the rate at which it is deteriorating. After 100 years, we might not be able to witness this strikingly gorgeous glacier.
The Amazon Rainforest – South America
The largest tropical rainforest in the world is The Amazon Rainforest. It is so huge that it spreads to several countries such as Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, and Suriname and almost half of it lies in Brazil. Around 1.4 billion acres of land is covered by it which is insane to even imagine.
Also, an interesting fact regarding the place is that it possesses around 20% of the bird species of the world. So, whoever loves birds and their lovely chirping, must not miss the chance of visiting this place. However, the rainforest is at risk of being vanished due to global warming. In the coming future, we might only see this amazing rainforest in books only.
Global warming, deforestation, mining, all of these factors have contributed in slowly and gradually ending the rainforest.
Komodo Island – Indonesia
Water sports is definitely an activity that is responsible for an epic adrenaline rush. So, if you enjoy water sports, then visiting this place would not be a regret for you. Komodo is surrounded by sea that is a great place for indulging in water sports. Also, this place has been termed as the best spot for divers. Thus, if you are into diving, then head to this place before it is gone!
The sea consists of several sorts of fish that are colorful, unique and some might be dangerous as well. The island is not harmed by humans as much as you might think. But, several natural factors have been becoming fatal for it. For example, acidification, and rising temperatures could kill it.
If it ends, the world will have to be deprived of such a beautiful location.
Glacier National Park – United States
Glacier National Park is known for its several epic glaciers. But, unfortunately, the place might lose its most beautiful glaciers for which the park is popular. How sad?
You cannot understand the above-mentioned fact without comprehending that initially the park had around 150 glaciers, spread out to a vast area. But, now the park is only left with 25 glaciers. Can you imagine?
Scientists also say that if the rapid speed stayed like this, we won’t be able to see any glaciers in this park by 2030. The rare animals such as grizzly bears, mountain goats, elk, and several others are found here. Visit the place for these rarest animals and also because of the fact that it is going to be no more in the near future.
Have you got married recently and are struggling to find a peaceful, yet exciting place to visit for your honeymoon? Then, Maldives should be on the top of your list. The serene surroundings, the crystal-clear water, the breathtaking water bungalows, and a variety of things to do! All of it could make your trip absolutely fine-looking.
Nonetheless, the picturesque and delightful place is only among us for a very short period of time. It might vanish due to being the lowest-lying country of the world. Also, it is rapidly being submerging in the surrounding Indian Ocean. So, who knows when it is going to end!
But, before it does, you should head towards it!
Machu Picchu – Peru
Travelers and enthusiasts call the place “The Lost Country”. The place is situated high-above in the Andes Mountains. From the past few years, the place has attracted tourists from all over the globe. The most famous Inca Ruins of the 15th Century also lies in this place that gives a historic and earthy feel to the visitors.
However, only we humans are responsible for destroying the delightful and iconic place by forcing extreme tourism. People come here in huge numbers and tend to climb all over the ruins just to take photos. Due to it, the ruins have faced extreme damages and it might fall completely in the coming days.
The place also finds its spot among UNESCO’s World Heritage Site. So, do visit the place but please protect it and not destroy it!
Mount Kilimanjaro – Tanzania
The scenic and exquisite Mount Kilimanjaro is highly popular for its top that remains covered with snow. Just as you lift your head to have a glance at it, you’ll be able to experience a charismatic sight. Nevertheless, the snow has been melting rapidly and the snow-capped top is deteriorating due to excessive heat.
Global warming is wounding this superb place just as it is destroying other glaciers in the whole world. Mount Kilimanjaro remains a magnificent spot to visit. People also dream of climbing to the top of the mountain. Nonetheless, it is definitely a huge challenge and takes a lot of effort.
But, once you are up there, you will forget about all your efforts and would only enjoy the picturesque locales.
Taj Mahal – India
Taj Mahal is located in Agra, India. It was constructed by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan who dedicated this humongous monument to his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It was constructed by using a special type of limestone that still remains intact. Shah Jahan also cut off the hands of the laborers so that no other monument is built similar to that of the Taj Mahal.
Several tourists from all over the world are fond of visiting this monument. Nevertheless, an extreme amount of tourism has badly affected the shape and structure of the Taj Mahal. Human behavior is not going to change and it would continue to harm the good things like always!
Apart from human intervention, the monument faces excessive air pollution and river pollution that scales down the beauty of this wonder. Make sure to visit it, but do take care of it!
The North Pole
The North Pole remains unavailable to the general tourists. However, it is constantly visited by scientists in order to explore and find out about the place. The North Pole is a healthy part of the world. But, the ice over here is melting at a rapid pace which is the main cause of concern. Due to it, eroding rapidly, new avenues and lakes are emerging which means that we will never be able to witness the North Pole’s actual shape.
So, before it gets too late, you should buy tickets and visit this charming place that calls you to get carefree. Visit the frozen land as long as you can.
So, here we have to end our list that showed you 10 amazing places that you must visit before we are actually unable to see them again! In the end, it is important to note that we humans are responsible for several of the areas eroding so rapidly. We must play a responsible role and save our precious earth from being destroyed completely.