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Top 10 endangered attractions in the world | Updated: 2013-05-22 10:49


Top 10 endangered attractions in the world

The Dead Sea


Top 8: The Dead Sea

The Dead Sea, a world-famous salt lake bordering on Jordan in the east and Israel in the west, is the lowest spot on earth (1,312 feet below sea level). Thanks to its abundant salt content – containing ten times more saline than seawater -- anyone can easily float in the sea. In the last four decades, the sea has shrunk by a third and sunk 80 feet — 13 inches per year -- mainly due to the global warming and excessive water usage in tourism, the chemical industry and agriculture. It is said that if no effective solution is made, the Dead Sea could disappear as early as 2050.

Top 10 endangered attractions in the world

Top 10 endangered attractions in the world

Courtyard of Family Zhang in Guxian county, Shanxi

Imperial delight 

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