Destinations in Asia you might want to avoid in 2018; Lainey Loh; Travel Wire Asia

China – The Great Wall

TOURISM has a numbers problem and the problem isn’t a lack of tourists.

In fact, it is quite the contrary: the world is seeing too many visitors flooding popular destinations.

These destinations are struggling to cope with overtourism and its local residents are screaming, “Too many tourists!” due to overcrowding. The influx of tourists has also had its negative impacts on the environment, the ecosystem, and heritage sites.

As such, various authorities are considering either charging higher admission fees for attractions or limiting visitor numbers in order to preserve the sites.

From centuries-old wonders of the world to the only country in the world that measures prosperity by gauging its citizens’ happiness levels, here are five places in Asia that tourists might want to avoid in 2018.

Myanmar

Formerly known as Burma, Myanmar is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia.

It wasn’t until a few years ago that Myanmar opened up to tourism, a move that landed the country on every traveler’s bucket list. However, it wasn’t to last.

In 2017, Myanmar welcomed a record-breaking two million visitors.

Read more from source: Destinations in Asia you might want to avoid in 2018 – Travel Wire Asia

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