Tourists climb Uluru, one of Australia's top tourist attractions, in July 1997. Photo: Reuters

Tourists rush to climb Uluru ahead of hiking ban, bringing trash, congestion and overflowing waste

  • Up to 500 people scaling famous Australian rock formation daily, with number expected to rise as October 26 ban approaches
  • Uluru is sacred to the indigenous Anangu, who have long campaigned to keep outsiders from disturbing the red landmark
Topic |   Tourism

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Tourists climb Uluru, one of Australia's top tourist attractions, in July 1997. Photo: Reuters
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Visitors have been filmed breaking into the park in Sichuan to pick its lotus flowers. Photo: Red Star News

Chinese eco park forced to stay shut after tourists strip away all its lotus flowers

  • Sichuan attraction was due to reopen for the summer but managers decided there was no point after it was stripped bare of its most celebrated feature
Topic |   China Society

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Visitors have been filmed breaking into the park in Sichuan to pick its lotus flowers. Photo: Red Star News
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