Some people get really excited when they're on vacation. Too excited. In fact, you could say they turn into mindless self-centered zombies who have no respect for the tourist attractions they visit. From vandalizing priceless historical sites to endangering wild animals only to take their photo, sadly, tourists have proven their stupidity time and time again. Bored Panda has compiled a list of some of the worst tourist behavior to remind you that taking some time off doesn't mean you have to turn off every brain cell of yours. So scroll through the entries and vow to never do anything like this anywhere on Earth!

#1

Killed For A Selfie: Baby Dolphin Dies After Being Passed Around By Tourists As They Posed For Photos With It On A Spanish Beach

Killed For A Selfie: Baby Dolphin Dies After Being Passed Around By Tourists As They Posed For Photos With It On A Spanish Beach

When tourists in southern Spain discovered a baby dolphin that had lost its mother, they started taking selfies with the animal instead of calling someone to rescue it. According to Daily Mail, the workers arrived at the scene 15 minutes later, but the animal had already died from stress. They blasted the 'selfishness' of tourists who are 'obsessed' with taking photos: "Cetaceans are very susceptible to stress, and crowding round it to take photos and to touch it causes them a big shock which greatly accelerates cardio-respiratory failure, which is what happened."

solarpix Report

Holli Burman
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1 year ago

This brings tears to my eyes.

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#2

Tourists Destroying Popular Oregon Rock Formation

Tourists Destroying Popular Oregon Rock Formation

The so-called “duckbill” sandstone formation was one of Oregon’s icons, protected by a fence to keep away people because it was unstable. However, this didn’t stop some vandals from climbing over the fence and pushing and pulling on the rock formation. Eventually, they knocked the rock down. Allegedly, the group of people did this because one of their friends had broken their leg because of the “duckbill”. The famous landmark was also known as “Pedestal Rock” and “that Pacific Northwest rock.”

lauralawsonvisconti , The Oregonian Report

Shawn
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1 year ago

Those morons should all have their legs broken...

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#3

Tourists Chase Peacocks, Rip Out Their Tail Feathers At Beijing Zoo

Tourists Chase Peacocks, Rip Out Their Tail Feathers At Beijing Zoo

A Beijing wildlife park near the Great Wall became the scene of some serious animal cruelty. Chinese tourists were spotted chasing and catching peacocks, and then ripping out feathers from their tails. Some tourists tried to stop them but they were unsuccessful. The violent offenders did not stop until they scared away the last peacock.

yunnan.cn Report

Rosesinmyhair
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1 year ago

Some humans are just a blight on the earths surface.

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#4

Mob Of Tourists At Costa Rica’s Ostional Beach Prevents Sea Turtles From Nesting

Mob Of Tourists At Costa Rica’s Ostional Beach Prevents Sea Turtles From Nesting

The Ostional Wildlife Refuge in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, is one place where olive ridley sea turtles nest. Unfortunately for them, hundreds of tourists swarmed the beach and scared the turtles away, meaning a large number of them didn’t lay eggs. These tourists were angling for some good photos: some of them even stood on top of turtle nests, while others put their kids on top of the animals.

sitraminaecr Report

Kaisu
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

I don't understand how people can be so damn selfish

Isabella kratosisy
Community Member
1 year ago

I would rather say unbelievably dumb.

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Rhon
Community Member
1 year ago

This beach should be fenced off at laying time until people can grow a brain and leave them alone.

Lorraine R
Community Member
1 year ago

And have armed guards stationed there, too.

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TheAnimeGirl
Community Member
1 year ago

If you where going into labour and loads of people stoped you from getting to hospital what would you do and how would you feel!!!

Miyuki Nohara
Community Member
1 year ago

Well that clearly is the government fault for not closing the beach to tourists. Because people had not common sense now a days.

Shawn
Community Member
1 year ago

Read your last sentence again and just take it in... lolz

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PjandBolt
Community Member
1 year ago

"Save the turtles from the plastic straws!" No, apparently we have to SAVE THE TURTLES FROM THESE IDIOTS TOO!!!

Missus Magoo
Community Member
1 year ago

Makes me feel ashamed to be human

Darlene Michuk
Community Member
1 year ago

Humanity.....Humanitarian is what I try to be have compassion, forgiveness and strength for others to move on. Humanitarism is the only way

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

Some and I mean some good news came from this. After this incident the Costa Rican government has planned to double security and restrict access to nesting beaches. Also thankfully many turtles returned at night when the tourists were gone to lay their eggs. The nesting season lines up with Costa Rica's rainy season, and the flooded Nosara River usually blocks all access to the beach. That year, however, El Niño caused lower rainfall than usual, which made it too easy for tourists to swarm the beach.

Laura Zaini
Community Member
1 year ago

thanks dor the update Foxxy

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Shawn
Community Member
1 year ago

Social media should be banned and everything deleted gettin the interwebs... its only further destroying our civilization.

Darlene Michuk
Community Member
1 year ago

Disagree. A lesson lived is a lesson learned. Give Humanity a very little chance, thinking it will and must pull thru. Give Humanity a chance may become contagious. Just like courtesy is contagious.......

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Miss Cris
Community Member
1 year ago

It must be forbidden to visitors. It's a pity, but it has to be closed to people and photofurtives must be arrested, their photos destroyed.

wandile dludlu
Community Member
1 year ago

I blame the local government for prioritising tourists over wildlife.

KaPOW
Community Member
1 year ago

They should close off the beaches for nesting season and patrol them

Binxyminxem
Community Member
1 year ago

That's s good idea. I've been to a nature reserve before and there was an area you couldn't go to because it was breeding/nesting time. I didn't mind though!

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Kobitka-artworks Tumblr
Community Member
1 year ago

Can I leave this planet now?

debrina blackmoon
Community Member
1 year ago

take me and my fam with you, pls

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Diane Phillips-Herman
Community Member
1 year ago

It's hard to upvote a photo that breaks your heart.

Christy Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

Well I made it to #4, but I can’t look through these with so much animal cruelty going on in them

Logan Scaggs
Community Member
8 months ago

Yeah, I don't know how many more posts of animal cruelty I can take

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Klaudiia Sherbatzky
Community Member
1 year ago

Babe come here take a cute picture of me with the turtles!!! But they are nesting? I don´t care - this pic will get so much likes!!! HATE THIS KIND OF PEOPLE

Laura Zaini
Community Member
1 year ago

che poveri idioti

Tahani
Community Member
1 year ago

Start arresting those people and giving them hefty fines or jail time, then we'll see how often they'll do it again!

Kim Bush
Community Member
1 year ago

I stand by my motto..."Man, God's biggest fuckup"

Gayle Crampton
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Hear, hear. We really deserve an extinction event. It looks like we're building one, but it's going to take too many other species along.

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Steve Barker
Community Member
1 year ago

Ya can't fix stupid.

Gayle Crampton
Community Member
1 year ago

I agree. But you can sure as hell confiscate its phones and jail it. In addition, I'd deport tourists caught doing this IMMEDIATELY. I think people like this are too stupid to even recognize that they're dealing with other LIVES. They think everything not human is an Inanimate object.

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M Dream
Community Member
1 year ago

in Greece we have caretta turtles and everyone knows you cannot bother them in anyway. it's a matter of information.

Gayle Crampton
Community Member
1 year ago

It's also a matter of Greeks maybe being smarter. And not intrinsically shitheaded.

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Iapetos
Community Member
1 year ago

MURDER MURDER MURDER! KILL DESTROY DISINTEGRATE! Please put them in jail.

debrina blackmoon
Community Member
1 year ago

for life, to SUFFER

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Miss Cris
Community Member
1 year ago

Nasty and cruel

ThatOneOwl
Community Member
1 year ago

They should fence off the beach

Viv Hart
Community Member
1 year ago

Modern tourism is killing tourist spots, I'm so glad that I did my travelling in the 1960's & 70's, when there was still room to move.

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
1 year ago

I’m a decade behind ya and I fully agree!

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Pamela Blue
Community Member
1 year ago

The total stupidity and lack of care of some people is truly mind-boggling. However, in a case like this, I would say the government, or some ruling body with authority, should have closed the beach to everyone during the turtle breeding season - not let them even within visual distance, because stupid people will simply be stupid, no matter what.

Tahani
Community Member
1 year ago

morons

Ronel du Plessis
Community Member
1 year ago

When did humans became so fucking dumb?

Steve Gad
Community Member
9 months ago

Another race of brain deads. Have you noticed that the most beautiful places on earth are inhabited by races of people with barely enough intelligence to breathe in and out?

Mangle the Fox
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm getting triggered af

Christy Horton
Community Member
1 year ago

I wish they were shot with pellet guns! SOMETHING MUST BE DONE AGAINST TEXTING AND SELFIES. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. People proved they aren't responsible enough, sensitive enough, or educated enough to use them.

Jim Steele
Community Member
1 year ago

the best thing we can do for the other creatures on this planet is leave

Ildiko Okido
Community Member
1 year ago

The stupidity of people never seizes to amaze me... 😳

Kjorn
Community Member
1 year ago

today's world… so many selfishness… Fucking instagram and the hunt for the damn like

Adrijana Radosevic
Community Member
1 year ago

People will be people, but where's the ranger, the government here? If this was my country, which isn't terribly advanced, they would have been so fined for this...

Cynthia Campbell
Community Member
1 year ago

Kill them all!

ADDYSON DAVIES
Community Member
1 year ago

srsly right

Darlene Michuk
Community Member
1 year ago

That is so sick for what a photo op sickening

JMC
Community Member
1 year ago

Ignorance has no bounds.

Bella Bee
Community Member
1 year ago

This is the age of the perfect instagram photo, in which people think they can do whatever the hell they like. Absolutely disgusting.

Stephen Murray
Community Member
1 year ago

Exactly who is in charg of this so-called 'refuge' -- they should be shot!

Dian Parama Kosala
Community Member
1 year ago

Ok we need to kick that animal.. i dont mean that turtles..

Larry Walser
Community Member
1 year ago

Any type of turtle is my favorite animal so i would be screaming my head off

Brenda Pereira
Community Member
1 year ago

This kind of people think the world is theirs for the taking and only put there for their enjoyment! I hate them. They are the reason the Earth is dying. Ever try to convince on that climate change is real?

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
1 year ago

Is it called BRAIN DEAD ???

Tammy Ralph
Community Member
1 year ago

Selfish BASTARDS.

Ruth King
Community Member
1 year ago

Disgusting. They apparently don't have empathy or brains...

Sue Clifford
Community Member
1 year ago

A mob of terrorist.

Colin Leamon
Community Member
1 year ago

Turtle Welfare Around Thiland Society?

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
1 year ago

It’s Costa Rica

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LaVerne Wheelbarger
Community Member
1 year ago

They think it’s funny!

Alice.in.wonderland
Community Member
1 year ago

what is wrong with people these days???

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
1 year ago

Social media

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Debra Starr Moon
Community Member
1 year ago

Why isn't this place protected against humans?

SirWriteALot
Community Member
1 year ago

Can't they send in some cops and beat these people?

Sandy J Renfroe
Community Member
1 year ago

Cruel

Paige Garberding
Community Member
1 year ago

Humans continue to destroy the natural world out of greed, in this instance, for their inane selfies. One can only hope humans are an early casualty of climate change so at least some species have a chance of survival.

Margaret Clarke
Community Member
1 year ago

Do they not get it? I wonder if the first person nature shows are part of this?

Michèle Gyselinck
Community Member
1 year ago

The government of Costa Rica will have to make that beach off limits to tourists because they are too stupid to get out of the way of the turtles.

Mairlady
Community Member
1 year ago

The government needs to fence off that area from the stupid people, and give the animals their space!

Lynne Stankard
Community Member
1 year ago

Stupid, Selfish Morons.

Tanya Watkins
Community Member
1 year ago

..are people ever charged with any kind of wildlife violation???

Celtic Pirate Queen
Community Member
1 year ago

Well, the picture is totally photoshopped (c'mon people you aren't really that stupid). But even if it weren't, why the fuck wasn't the beach closed? Why weren't there people to prevent the toursits from going onto the beach? Why would you not guard a known turtle nesting site? Sounds like a bunch of horseshit to me.

Kim Steadman
Community Member
1 year ago

I cant watch anymore...people are cruel!

Lucy Lou
Community Member
1 year ago

What's the matter with these imbeciles? Where are the authorities?

Ana M
Community Member
1 year ago

That's why beaches need to be secure so beasts can't be there.

Barbara Vandewalle
Community Member
1 year ago

Where the police?

Mary Hayden
Community Member
1 year ago

Selfish A-holes

Bacony
Community Member
1 year ago

For god's sake...

Id row
Community Member
1 year ago

I really hate people. Our species doesn't deserve this planet.

Elizabeth Friedel
Community Member
1 year ago

How goddam stupid and cruel can selfish people be?

Ed Souza
Community Member
1 year ago

Just pathetic

LazyPanda
Community Member
1 year ago

And we are called the most intelegend spieces why?

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
1 year ago

Intelligent?

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Elaine Mckenna
Community Member
1 year ago

Mindless idiots (:

Birchy Cat
Community Member
1 year ago

Disgusting

Melissa D
Community Member
1 year ago

People are so stupid

debrina blackmoon
Community Member
1 year ago

i'm not even surprised at such vile stupidity

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
1 year ago

I totally agree, and that’s just sad.

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Analyn Lahr
Community Member
1 year ago

What? I can't even.

AP
Community Member
1 year ago

I wonder what it would feel like for these humans if someone put their kids on them while they laid their eggs....

María Hermida
Community Member
1 year ago

I wish the poor turtles were carnivorous and ate those idiots alive!

BG Reynolds
Community Member
1 year ago

Idiots! What in the world is wrong with you people?

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
1 year ago

A bad combo of stupidity and vapidness.

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BG Reynolds
Community Member
1 year ago

What is wrong with you people!!!!?

Unbored
Community Member
1 year ago

THE IMBECILES OF SOCIETY!

NWB
Community Member
1 year ago

assholes

Brittany Tarazewich
Community Member
1 year ago

This is absolutely disgusting.

sequoia hawes
Community Member
1 year ago

i cant ead any more..

NanZ
Community Member
1 year ago

If I had my way those people would not be breathing. The more of this kind of thing the more I hate people.

Ute Kowert
Community Member
1 year ago

I really can´t believe that human beings can be that stupid.........:-(

Jelena Obradović
Community Member
1 year ago

Why are you so stupid!? What is wrong with these people?! Where are your brains!?

Miranda Noble
Community Member
1 year ago

OMG!! LET ME GET A SELFIE!! i'm gonna puke at how stupid these people are.

ktdidit
Community Member
1 year ago

this makes me so angry

Theory Buchannon
Community Member
1 year ago

Did she just stood ON the turtle I hope she broke her back

MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
1 year ago

that's just plain cruel

Brenda Taylor
Community Member
1 year ago

Costa Ricans must be excessively stupid.

Non-New-Toni-An
Community Member
1 year ago

Its a shame that the area wasn't cordoned off or that police or others didn't manage the situation. You can't blame the public for being ignorant of the effects of their presence.

Happiness is Hippo
Community Member
1 year ago

Why can't you blame them? Every one of those idiots is responsible for their own selfish decision to be be there causing this tragedy.

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#5

Tourists Break Into Eco Park And Strip Away All Its Lotus Flowers

Tourists Break Into Eco Park And Strip Away All Its Lotus Flowers

Tourists picked all the lotus flowers in the Longqiao Cultural and Ecological Park which is located in Sichuan, China. The park was supposed to reopen soon, but had to stay closed after the tourists’ actions. Summer blossom season started in June and ever since then, Chinese tourists have been breaking into the park to pick the flowers. However, some tourists did more than that: they also went fishing by the stream and destroyed the park fences. Since March, the fences were mended five times so far. A park representative stated that they “cannot control the tourists.”

asiaone Report

wandile dludlu
Community Member
1 year ago

Arrest one of them for 20 years and set and example

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#6

Schoolboy, 15, Exposed As Egypt’s Ancient Temple Graffiti Vandal

Schoolboy, 15, Exposed As Egypt’s Ancient Temple Graffiti Vandal

A 15-year-old Chinese teenager from Nanjing named Ding Jinhao scratched his name into Ancient Egyptian artwork at the Temple of Luxor, on the East bank of the Nile. Internet users quickly found the culprit, eventually forcing the boy’s parents to apologize for what he did. The teenager wrote: “Ding Jinhao was here” in Mandarin on the 3,500-year-old artwork.

weibo Report

Luis Milian
Community Member
1 year ago

you have to blame this on the parents! this is very disrespectful

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#7

Man Climbed Onto The Pedestal The Statue Sits Upon, Attempted To Take A Selfie And Knocked The Statue Over

Man Climbed Onto The Pedestal The Statue Sits Upon, Attempted To Take A Selfie And Knocked The Statue Over

One more victim of tourists who wanted to take selfies was the nearly 130-year-old Dom Sebastiao statue in Lisbon, Portugal. A person climbed onto the pedestal because they wanted to take an impressive photo, but things ended badly. Very badly. The tourist knocked the statue over and broke it into pieces. Police officers arrested the perpetrator after they tried to run away.

Ewan Munro , Infraestruturas de Portugal Report

Kaisu
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm glad they were arrested at least, I hope they got a hefty fine

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Tourist Knocked Down The Saint Michael Statue While Trying To Take A Selfie (Lisbon, Portugal)

Tourist Knocked Down The Saint Michael Statue While Trying To Take A Selfie (Lisbon, Portugal)

Another attempt to take an impressive selfie ended very badly. One tourist seriously messed up when they destroyed the statue of Saint Michael at the National Museum of Ancient Art in Lisbon. The visitor knocked down the statue when they backed up a bit too far for the selfie. The statue of Saint Michael shattered in such a way that it was impossible to repair it.

MIR Report

Shawn
Community Member
1 year ago

So much history that can survive countless things except the modern moron glued to their phone..

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#9

Bison Calf Euthanized After Yellowstone Tourists Put It In Their Car To 'Keep It Warm'

Bison Calf Euthanized After Yellowstone Tourists Put It In Their Car To 'Keep It Warm'

Two tourists thought they were doing a good deed when in fact they were dooming an animal. The pair found a bison calf near a road in Yellowstone National Park and put it into their car so it would be warm. This act sealed the baby bison’s fate: it was no longer clear where it came from and which bison was its mother, meaning it couldn’t be reunited with its herd. What’s more, it started approaching people and cars on the road, creating dangerous situations. The bison had to be euthanized because two tourists couldn’t leave wildlife alone like they should have.

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Shawn
Community Member
1 year ago

This is like the people saving a "turtle" by tossing it into a nearby water source when it's really a tortoise that they just doomed to drowning..

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#10

Russian Tourist Fined $24,000 For Colosseum Graffiti

Russian Tourist Fined $24,000 For Colosseum Graffiti

CNN reported that authorities in Rome have slapped a 20,000 euros ($24,800) fine on a Russian tourist who carved his name into one of the city's most famous historic landmarks. The 42-year-old man was apprehended after a guard at the Colosseum saw him scratch the letter "K" in a section of brickwork. The graffiti was found on a ground floor section of the nearly-2,000 year-old structure where restoration work was taking place.

"The damage to the monument is notable," site superintendent Mariarosaria Barbera said. "The incision cut out part of the surface of the structure and compromises its conservation and image."

Courtesy Superintendence of the Archeological sites of Rome Report

ADHORTATOR
Community Member
1 year ago

not enough

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#11

Yellowstone Hot Spring Turning Green Because Of Tourists Throwing In "Good Luck" Coins

Yellowstone Hot Spring Turning Green Because Of Tourists Throwing In "Good Luck" Coins

A hot spring pool found in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, changed color from crystal blue to yellow-green because tourists kept on throwing coins and rocks into it. The pool is known as Morning Glory, and has recently been nicknamed “Fading Glory” due to how much it has changed. Tourists throw in coins and rocks because they hope that good luck will then follow them. The debris stuck in the pool’s vents has slowed down the water’s circulation, dropping the temperature and allowing the proliferation of bacteria that produce the unusual pigmentation.

onza04 Report

Shawn
Community Member
1 year ago

Way to go morons.. we can't have anything nice..

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#12

Jerk Tourists Chase Endangered Tibetan Antelopes For Photos, Get Fined

Jerk Tourists Chase Endangered Tibetan Antelopes For Photos, Get Fined

Seven people were fined for pursuing a herd of Tibetan antelopes with their cars. Driving two white SUVs, they trespassed into Selincuo National Nature Reserve in an attempt to take pictures of the animals. When the speeding cars got dangerously close to the antelopes, anonymous witnesses filmed and captured the illegal actions. After people started posting the footage on Weibo (China's equivalent of Twitter), it caused a huge backlash as netizens expressed anger over what they believed to be a careless and dangerous way to photograph the creatures. Later, Lhasa police made an official statement saying that the drivers had been detained and the cars they had hidden had been found. Eventually, the Forestry Department of the Tibet Autonomous Region published the results of the investigation, imposing a penalty of 15,000 yuan (2,257 US dollars) on each of the suspects. The reserve's caretakers responsible had their basic allowance suspended for three months and the local administrative departments were also blamed for the incident.

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Neon Petra
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

That's $22 000 AU. Hope the antelopes were okay. (EDIT: Oops. Yeah. Not $22 000.)

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#13

Tourists Destroy Beautiful Azalea Trees In Bloom In China: Some Even Use Branches For Barbecue

Tourists Destroy Beautiful Azalea Trees In Bloom In China: Some Even Use Branches For Barbecue

Spring symbolizes rebirth, but this doesn’t give anyone a license to destroy nature for their own pleasure. The Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture in China always draws in tourists who want to enjoy the blooming azalea trees. However, not all tourists are happy with just looking. Some of them broke off branches from the beautiful trees, others picked flowers, while there were even some who pulled trees up with their roots. All of this was for the sake of some pretty photos. One group of vandals even used some branches to start a barbecue.

stomp.straitstimes Report

Luis Milian
Community Member
1 year ago

I hate people most of the times. they deserve to get slapped in the face!

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#14

The Beach Near My House After The Tourists Left

The Beach Near My House After The Tourists Left

Recently, Margate beach in United Kingdom was covered with empty bottles, paper plates and other dirty "leftovers." According to the BBC, Thanet District Council cleaned up the litter and is trying to identify those responsible.

"We love to see people enjoying our beautiful sandy beaches but the mess that was left on Saturday was shocking and heartbreaking to see," Bob Bayford, the council leader said.

"There were a number of groups on the beach on Saturday and permission had been granted for a 500-person event, at the Nayland Rock end."

Regangibson212 Report

Neon Petra
Community Member
1 year ago

How dare they. And so close to the ocean as well!

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#15

Tourists’ Selfie Mania Destroys Rare Pink Grass

Tourists’ Selfie Mania Destroys Rare Pink Grass

South China Morning Post reported that a field of pink, cloud-like grass flowers in a park in eastern China had to be cut down on Sunday after it was trampled by selfie-taking tourists. These flowers bloom for about two months every autumn, but those in the Binjiang riverside park in the city of Hangzhou were completely destroyed. Photos published by various Chinese media outlets show tourists ignoring rope barriers and flattening the 10-acre area.

Hzdaily Report

Luis Milian
Community Member
1 year ago

hate to say it, but Chinese people have no respect anywhere.

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#16

People Allegedly Destroying Stone Pillars At Hampi

People Allegedly Destroying Stone Pillars At Hampi

After a few vandals were caught on camera destroying the pillars of the Vishnu temple at the UNESCO world heritage site in Hampi, India, the locals started demanding strict action against them. Roughly a week after the video surfaced, Karnataka police have arrested four people.

All of them confessed to the vandalism. "They were excited [about] seeing the monuments in Hampi," Ballari SP Arun Rangarajan said. "They claim to have toppled the pillar in sheer excitement. They had no idea how historically significant Hampi is."

"All four have been [receiving death threats] since the video went viral."

Hampi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in east-central Karnataka, India. It became the centre of the Hindu Vijayanagara Empire capital in the 14th century. By 1500 CE, it was the world's second-largest medieval-era city (surpassed only by Beijing), attracting traders all the way from Persia and Portugal.

Hampi's ruins are spread over 4,100 hectares (16 sq mi) and UNESCO described it as an "austere, grandiose site" of more than 1,600 surviving remains of the last great Hindu kingdom in South India.

Kandukuru Nagarjun , PraveenMohanET Report

Kaisu
Community Member
1 year ago

"They claim to have toppled the pillar in sheer excitment" wtf, who destroys something just because they're excited

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#17

Tourists Destroy Natural Wonder By Carving ‘Send Nudes’ Into It

Tourists Destroy Natural Wonder By Carving ‘Send Nudes’ Into It

One of Iceland’s famous moss-covered hills was vandalized. Tourists carved in the words “send nudes” into the hill in South Iceland, which means the moss could take many years to regrow. This is far from the only time that tourists targeted this hill — there are more words (and names) carved into the hill. A local tour guide Gunnar Birgisson told the media that an Icelander started the trend when he wrote his name on the hill many years ago.

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Shawn
Community Member
1 year ago

Only a twaffle would do that..

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#18

Tourist Spotted Burying Used Diaper In The Sand On Boracay Beach

Tourist Spotted Burying Used Diaper In The Sand On Boracay Beach

A viral video of tourists burying a soiled diaper in the beach in the Philippines prompted local authorities to close the area for water quality tests. After determining that the water quality remained safe, the Boracay Interagency Task Force reopened the area later in the day.

"This is an unfortunate incident pero [but] we will not tolerate those who violate the law whether foreigner or local. [Everyone should follow the law],” Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat told CNN Philippines. She said that authorities will work on aggressively informing tourists about beach rules and regulations.

In April 2018, the world-famous Boracay island underwent a six-month closure and rehabilitation after President Rodrigo Duterte called the island a “cesspool.”

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Monika Rhodes
Community Member
1 year ago

Might be disgusting but I'd dig it out and throw it in her face!

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#19

Tourists Destroy Priceless Italian Monument While Trying To Take A Selfie

Tourists Destroy Priceless Italian Monument While Trying To Take A Selfie

Selfies aren’t harmless. Locals living in the city of Cremona, Italy, can certainly attest to that. One of the crowning jewels of Cremona is the well-known “Two Hercules” statue. Unfortunately, two tourists broke the marble crown that sits atop the coat-of-arms, flanked by a pair of figures. The incident happened when the tourists climbed on the statue and were taking a selfie. The duo at fault are still to be located.

Николай Максимович , Corriere Report

nanashi
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1 year ago

Selfie is now just short for Selfish

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#20

Photos Taken By Bali Dive School Shows Coral Defaced With Writing Etched In

Photos Taken By Bali Dive School Shows Coral Defaced With Writing Etched In

When dive centre OK Divers posted photos of a coral that has been intentionally defaced with words and names etched into it, people were absolutely outraged. As the post went viral, the divers used the opportunity to send an important message: "Like many of you, we believe that their dive guide should have known better than to let them do this," OK Divers said. "Nonetheless, the diver has come forward, they are truly sorry. Even though it won't help the coral, we appreciate their honesty and believe they have learned a lesson they will never forget ... [we ask you to] think of what we all can do to prevent such things from happening and how we can protect the precious underwater world."

OK Divers Report

TheAnimeGirl
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1 year ago

What thought comes to ur head to think this is ok

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#21

Indonesian Tourists Vandalize Olmec Monumental Sculptures In Tabasco

Indonesian Tourists Vandalize Olmec Monumental Sculptures In Tabasco

Two tourists from Indonesia vandalized a grand total of 15 sculptures in the La Venta Museum and Park in Tabasco, Mexico. The pair sprayed liquid oil on the archaeological pieces, one of which was the giant Olmec head (pictured), also known as the “The Old Warrior.” What makes things even worse is the fact that the sculptures that were damaged by the tourists dated back to 1,000 BC.

alexandersr , Jaime Ávalos/EFE Report

Lilla Bence
Community Member
1 year ago

Hm, I just wonder, what is the point in spraying oil on a monument if not a deliberate act of destruction?

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#22

2,000-Year-Old Megalithic Tomb In Spain Vandalized With Harry Potter References

2,000-Year-Old Megalithic Tomb In Spain Vandalized With Harry Potter References

According to The Olive Press, a 'Deathly Hallows' symbol appeared on the La Casa dos Mouros dolmen in Vigo, Galicia. Despite it being a protected site, Mayor Oscar Dominguez didn't want to give the vandal any credit: "Maybe JK Rowling dropped by to promote her latest spin-off,” he joked. "Either way, it is clear that the graffiti was carried out by an amateur in the world of magic."

ancient-origins , galiciapuebloapueblo Report

Roger Haywood
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1 year ago

What a moron.

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#23

Tourists Damage Ancient Landform Where Dinosaurs Roamed

Tourists Damage Ancient Landform Where Dinosaurs Roamed

A group of Chinese tourists damaged a 200,000-year-old land formation in a geopark in Zhangye, in central China. They bragged about it on a video-sharing platform called Douyin. The footage (now deleted) shows two men and a woman (not including the person behind the camera) walking on red and yellow stripes of sand, a signature of the Danxia land formation. There was a text next to the original upload: "Good things must be shared twice: we went through the back door and didn’t have to pay for a ticket. This area looks even better." 

"I destroyed a 6,000-year-old [formation]," a member of the group was heard saying.

According to Liang Xiaofeng, an assistant researcher at the Institute of Geology and Geophysics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the bottom layers of the Danxia landform date back to the Cretaceous period, about 40 million to 100 million years ago. "That’s the era from the show Dinosaur Corps Koseidon, when all the dinosaurs were active,” he told South China Morning Post. The sand layer damaged by the tourists was estimated to have been formed 200,000 to 400,000 years ago.

Local authorities have launched an investigation to find the tourists as soon as the video became public, and experts were called in to determine the damage. According to the government's statement, railings around the affected area which had not yet been opened to the public were also damaged. The city's government said it has set up measures to prevent similar incidents in the future.

Weibo Report

Neon Petra
Community Member
1 year ago

Ugh. Just no.

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#24

Japanese Bamboo Forest ‘Cries’ After Tourists Vandalize Trees

Japanese Bamboo Forest ‘Cries’ After Tourists Vandalize Trees

A bamboo forest in Kyoto, Japan, started “crying” after inconsiderate tourists carved graffiti on the trees. The forest has been attracting tourists from all over the world with its breathtaking serenity, but at least 100 bamboo trees have been vandalized with English, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese writings. While maintenance staff has managed to conceal the damages with some green tape, it was reported that the affected trees will eventually be cut down.

Casey Yee , EbisuyaArashiyama Report

Neon Petra
Community Member
1 year ago

I've been there. It's in Kyoto and you can literally see the horrible vandalism. I have one thing to say to anyone who thinks this is okay: This isn't cool. It's stupid, useless, and downright offensive.

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#25

Tourists Allegedly Vandalize A Mosque In South Of Morocco

Tourists Allegedly Vandalize A Mosque In South Of Morocco

Local news website Tiznit37 reported that tourists who spent nearly a week in a resort called Boutbouqalt desecrated a mosque by leaving offensive insults and drawings on its walls. After this incident went viral, residents of Arbaa Ait Ahmed called the act “savagery,” demanding that the authorities intervene. The police were reported to have opened an investigation.

moroccoworldnews Report

Kaisu
Community Member
1 year ago

This is disgusting, vandalising any religion's holy places is so disrespectful

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#26

Tourists Doing Stupid Things At Yellowstone National Park

Tourists Doing Stupid Things At Yellowstone National Park

jakashh Report

Pallavi D'Souza
Community Member
1 year ago

Why are there so many Chinese & Asians in the list, torturing animals & destroying nature? It as though they have utter disregard for the environment.

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