10 Amazing Tourist Attractions That No Longer Exist

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want to see more cool videos on our channel we do so press this Bell and enable to send notifications once upon a time there were tourist attraction places that people trooped to during holidays and vacations these places served their purpose and eventually died off with time so what really happened to them in this video I want to tell you about 10 tourist attraction places that no longer exist number 10 Royal Opera House of Valletta Malta like the operas that brought its audiences to tears the story of the Royal Opera House of Valletta is fittingly tragic designed by Edward Middleton Barrie in the 1860s architect of the Royal Opera House in London's covenant garden it was the crowning jewel of Malta's capital city for just six years before a fire gutted the interior it was resurrected from the flames four years later but tragedy struck again during World War two when the Royal Opera House received a direct hit from an aerial bomb a few columns remain in place on the corner of strata-ray al forming the backdrop for the open-air royal piazza theatre launched within the ruins of the Royal Opera House in 2013 number nine the pink and white terraces New Zealand long before New Zealand discovered banging on about the Lord of the Rings films people would flock to the pink and white terraces in the Bay of Plenty made of huge silica deposits they clamored up hillsides rather like rice terraces intrepid 19th century tourists traveled around the world to visit New Zealand's famed pink and white terraces by the 1880s the pink and white silica terraces cascading down a hillside in the thermal rotor region had become known as the eighth wonder of the world and were New Zealand's most famous tourist attraction the white terraces known by Maori as tatata the tattooed rock were the larger and more beautiful formation covering three hectares seven acres and descending 30 meters the smaller pink terraces Oh to cap waragi fountain of the clouded sky were where people went to bathe in 1886 the pink and white terraces were destroyed when Mount Tarawera exploded devastating most of the surrounding landscape and killing more than 150 people sadly today those early photographs and postcards are now all that visibly remain of the natural masterpiece that vanished in a massive volcanic eruption in 1886 number 8 the Crystal Palace London London doesn't have a great track record with fires and that's what did in the Crystal Palace as well built out of cast iron and glass for the Great Exhibition in 1851 and covering a whopping ninety two thousand square meters it had the greatest area covered by glass ever seen at the time after the exhibition it was moved from Hyde Park to a hill in South London but it burned down in 1936 just as King Edward the eighth was preparing to abdicate alternative the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing is a humungous glass and titanium egg number 7 original Pennsylvania Station New York the current Pennsylvania Station maybe a charmless catacomb of labyrinthine low ceiling hallways but New York's first Penn Station was a lavish masterpiece of the beaux-arts style the original Pennsylvania Station was a dreamy piece of architecture an airy beaux-arts masterpiece the original facility's domed ceilings soared archways and handsome columns welcomed more than 100 million passengers each year during the station's golden era in the mid 1940s but by the end of the 1950's the dawn of the jet age and the birth of the interstate highway system took a heavy toll on visitor numbers the demolition of Penn Station in 1963 was not without controversy the New York Times questioned at the time how the city would permit this monumental act of vandalism against one of the largest and finest landmarks of its age of Roman elegance within a decade of Penn station's demolition Grand Central Terminal was protected under New York City's new Landmarks Preservation Act number six Sutro Baths san francisco one former San Francisco Mayor slightly eccentric project led to the world's largest indoor swimming pool opening in 1896 when Sutro Baths first opened to the public in 1894 the three acre complex housed the staggering seven pools at varying temperatures under a massive glass enclosure with springboards high dives slides and trap pieces the facility could hold as many as 10,000 people at a time and also had several non aquatic attractions such as a Natural History Museum with Egyptian mummies and a sculpture gallery with artifacts from Mexico and China with exceedingly high operational costs the baths were never a commercially successful business even after owners turned the pools into ice skating rinks during the Great Depression the facility shut down for good in 1964 and was destroyed in a fire two years later its remains are now protected as part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area number five porcelain tower of nanjing china in an 1839 fairy tale called the garden of paradise Hans Christian Andersen describes a teenager from east wind who flies home from the east and tells his mother I came back from China where I danced for a while around a tower of porcelain and rang all the bells the Danish authors fable may be a fantasy but the tower of porcelain bricks was no figment of his vivid imagination considered one of the seven wonders of the Middle Ages the porcelain tower of nanjing was built by the third Emperor of the Ming Dynasty in the early 15th century and rose from a 97 foot octagonal base to a height of 260 feet this glossy nine story pagoda soared above the south bank of the Yangtze River in Nanjing for more than four centuries before it was destroyed under the Taiping rebellion in the 1850s its rubble remained relatively untouched until 2010 when a businessman donated 156 million dollars the largest single donation in Chinese three to rebuild the medieval icon number four the chacaltaya glacier Bolivia the Chuckle taya glacier lies 17,000 400 feet up in the Andes and was once one of Bolivia's top tourist attractions luring skiers the world over with the promise of tackling Earth's highest skier on thanks to global warming however the 18 thousand year old Wonder has been reduced to a few lumps of unskillful ice that no visitor would go out of their way to see in its prime it had the first rope tow in South America built in 1939 and the highest ski lodge in the world at an elevation greater than Everest base camp chuckle Te'o was the closest ski area to the equator before it indefinitely closed in 2012 known as the bridge of ice in the local Aymara language chuckle taya is but one of many glaciers currently retreating toward almost certain oblivion number three Jonah's tomb Iraq Jonah's tomb in Mosul Iraq is one of a series of attractions lost to war the – one of Iraq's iconic monuments was revered by Muslims Christians and Jews alike it was believed to be the final resting place of the biblical prophet Jonah who got swallowed by a whale and who warned the inhabitants of the Assyrian City Nineveh now Mosul that God would destroy them if they did not repent for their sins the tomb was much more than a tourist destination it was a constant potent symbol militants with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria or Isis planted explosives in July 2014 around Mosul's oldest mosque which is traditionally held to be the burial place of Jonah the Prophet his tomb was a popular place of pilgrimage and joins a growing list of holy sites deemed idolatrous under the puritanical strain of Islam practiced by Isis number 2 the Buddha's of Bamiyan Afghanistan back before Afghanistan turned into a grim perma fighting mess the Buddha's of Bamiyan were one of the country's main draw cards built into Obama Valley Cliff in the 6th century and standing at 35 and 53 meters tall respectively the Buddhist managed to survive Genghis Khan but not the Taliban the Islamist fundamentalists decreed that Buddha's had to go in 2001 and brought them down with dynamite they may eventually get rebuilt Afghan groups are in talks with UNESCO alternative the Laysan giant buddha in western china does the rock carved massive Buddha thing to number one Guaira Falls Paraguay and Brazil a series of huge furious stunningly powerful waterfalls on the border between Paraguay and Brazil simply ceased to exist in 1982 Guaira Falls was easily the most powerful cataract in the world in terms of total volume with 1.75 million cubic feet of water passing through each second that's more than double the flow of Niagara Falls and more than 12 times that of Victoria Falls it contained 18 Falls in total with a drop of about 375 feet and it's deafening roar could be heard from up to 20 miles away the Piranha river was dammed to create a reservoir and the waterfalls were consumed by the Atty poo Dam it was part of the world's largest hydroelectric project at the time but locals reliant on the tourist trade were understandably furious more than three decades have now passed since one of the world's greatest waterfalls was drowned to pave the way for a massive hydroelectric project this natural wonder lost to the world in 1982 once lured hordes of local and international tourists to the upper Parana River at the Brazil Paraguay border thank you so much for watching and if you enjoy the video please let me know by clicking the like button do share write a comment and don't forget to subscribe so that you can catch up my next video


Optidorf · May 15, 2019 at 1:21 pm

9:59 I'm pretty sure this is footage of Iguazu Falls since I have filmed the exact same footage a couple of months ago…

Victor Clabaugh · May 15, 2019 at 1:21 pm

Niagara falls is only tenth of what it used to be rest is used to generate electric

Azeem Qadir · May 15, 2019 at 1:21 pm

Disliked for click bait

Anonymike · May 15, 2019 at 1:21 pm

Good, I hate skiing!

Anonymike · May 15, 2019 at 1:21 pm

Yeah, that inner tube highway system did everything in. Then came the inner webs, and mortar and pestle business started to disappear. What's next? Prob-ly, people themselves turn to dodo.

Anonymike · May 15, 2019 at 1:21 pm

Ten places that no longer exist:

10) Grand Canyon
9) Niagra Falls
8) Lake VIctoria
7) The Pyramids
6) Fisherman's Wharf
5) The Great Hall of the People
4) Manila Bay
3) The Statue of Liberty
2) Grant's Tomb
1) Europe

Alex n · May 15, 2019 at 1:21 pm

Just here to say I don't give a shiat how some words are pronounced.

MikefromQueens · May 15, 2019 at 1:21 pm

That thumbnail is BS

F. OPE · May 15, 2019 at 1:21 pm

The Iguaçu falls, which are the ones actually shown in the video, are still there.

Cherie Danielle · May 15, 2019 at 1:21 pm

Good lord, the "Mayaori' words pronunciation was sooooo cringey.
Could have tried to find out how to pronounce it correctly rather than winging it.

Alex Coreable · May 15, 2019 at 1:21 pm

there's so much to dislike about this video

张凯召 · May 15, 2019 at 1:21 pm


hiatus mode · May 15, 2019 at 1:21 pm

I hope all the ISIS and TALIBAN have a special place in hell 😵😵😵😵😵…They are nothing but a reek and dirt in this world…

Kevin Ford · May 15, 2019 at 1:21 pm

The CIA got the Talaban and Isis to destroy those sites so no one would have anything to see in those areas . Thats also why they got Isis to move all the muslims in to our counties from Syria. They want to build that pipeline and don't want anybody there that can mess with it . They will say anything to get rid of Asard for that pipeline to go through his land . Rothschild's owns the CIA .

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COPPERFIELD KHARDEWSAW · May 15, 2019 at 1:21 pm

Don't teach lies to kids and the new generation

Muna Madan Creation · May 15, 2019 at 1:21 pm

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Shishi Landayan · May 15, 2019 at 1:21 pm

Now notre dame will be in this list now :(((

gig gitty · May 15, 2019 at 1:21 pm

global warming = natures path of human extinction . it was happening long before the industrial age .

Ralph Jason Manzano · May 15, 2019 at 1:21 pm

Train stations are tourist attractions?😂

roda pajaro · May 15, 2019 at 1:21 pm

And add Notre dame cathedral in Paris

Ádám Berecz · May 15, 2019 at 1:21 pm

Please not use fake images for thumbnail!👎

Miraculous chloebug /Spaceunicorn · May 15, 2019 at 1:21 pm

This video just makes me depressed

Fakeitormakeup · May 15, 2019 at 1:21 pm

Soooo this is how you should pronounce Rotorua : Row- Toe- Rue- A and for Maori it should be said as Ma- Ow- Ree (harder to phonetically spell Maori) good luck, I throughly enjoy your videos 😄

Larsanator · May 15, 2019 at 1:21 pm

So right off the bat with No. 10 you state quit clearly that indeed it is still in use. Fake News!

starquant · May 15, 2019 at 1:21 pm

Oh no.. this guy can't pronounce Rotorua !. ( It's ROTO.. ROOO AAHHH) easy when you know how. 😆 Maori is also pronounced Mau Reee.

Stuartzm99 · May 15, 2019 at 1:21 pm

How can you compare a bunch of buildings with NZ. Pink and white terraces.

Helene Trøstrup · May 15, 2019 at 1:21 pm

It really makes me sad when old historic structures are lost to war.

Yasmin T · May 15, 2019 at 1:21 pm

We don’t bang on about the LoTR movies btw 😂

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