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15 travel destinations being ruined by tourism

June 4, 2010, 11:55 a.m.
Angkor Wat

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Angkor Wat

With its classical style Khmer architecture, Angkor Wat is one of Cambodia's largest tourist attractions. The ancient structure even appears on the Cambodian flag. Although tourism helps pay for restoration work, it is a double-edged sword — wear and tear from the annual flood of visitors threatens the integrity of the ancient structure, and graffiti is evident on some of the walls.