The conservation of heritage assets in a manner appropriate to their significance is a core planning principle.
The Temples of Angkor just outside of Siem Reap, Cambodia, are some of the most imposing temples in the world. Standing against a jungle backdrop, the movie-set perfection of the temples brings to life old world mysticism.
For many, myself included, the visit to Angkor was dampened by the hordes of other tourists and buses that populated the area. In one evening, my wife and I were approached by over 50 tuk-tuk drivers in about two hours asking us if we needed a ride to the temples, and that was on a calm evening.
The economy of Siem Reap is thriving because of Angkor, but is that good for the temples and for the local way of life? Inover 2. It is certainly hard to blame them.
Unfortunately, though, a quick search will lend thousands of results about how the influx of tourists is damaging the sites themselves. A visit to these temples Beng MeleaKoh Ker, and Banteay Chhmar, just to name a few is a surprisingly peaceful activity.
Not only are you afforded a chance to see the temples without thousands of others, but you can see them in their natural state, with little restoration having been done. Visiting these temples gives you a true sense of the majesty of ancient Angkor. Since then, tourism has increased 33, percent to over 2.
Today, almost as many tourists visit Angkor in one day as did in the entirety of Of course, the opening of Cambodia to western tourists after the Khmer Rouge has certainly played a part in this increase, but the promotion of the site as a UNESCO site has certainly been a major factor as well.
Since then, the number of foreign tourists to the island has more than doubled. After all, many of the nearly 1, listed sites have been saved and restored because they are a World Heritage Site. Unfortunately, though, with that there is a huge price.
As tourists start to come, the sites, or sometimes even whole cities, become overrun with tourists. To meet the demand, locals abandon their traditional way of life and become dependent on the tourist trade, opening shops, restaurants, and hotels to meet the new demands of world travelers. After all, many countries put time and effort into lobbying UNESCO in hopes that their nominations will be chosen for inclusion, thus increasing the numbers of tourists and spending in the region.
After all, more tourists bring more money to their country, improving the lives of locals.
Ultimately, it seems to me that they are helping to exploit our world heritage instead of preserving it. What do you think? Let me know in the comments below.The listing of the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site in terms of the World Heritage Convention resulted in several duties and obligations being imposed on the South African government, which is required to give effect to its international obligations to protect and conserve the site.
Climate change is fast becoming one of the most significant risks for World Heritage sites across the globe. Designated for their global significance and universal value to humankind, many World Heritage sites are major tourist destinations.
Conserving and enhancing the historic environment Protecting and enhancing the historic environment is an important component protecting a World Heritage Site from the effect of . THE WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION: AN OVERVIEW The World Heritage Convention, whose full title is "The Conve*,tion site manager have a basic knowledge of the legal relationship of national, state so far as the protection and management of a cultur 1 World Heritage Site is concerned, it is the national government that is under obli ation to.
The indigenous heritage industry reacted to the repeated local resistance by withdrawing their commitment to the development of the site.
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