Archaeotourism

As a tourism category, archaeotourism or archaeological tourism caters to travelers with an interest in the history of particular cultures and architecture. Archaeotourism advocates public interest in archaeological sites and their conversation. Common attractions include archaeological sites, museums, re-enactments of historical events and the rediscovery of local artifacts, arts and festivals.

On the flip side, at times, archaeological tourism may well degenerate into invasive tourism, if travelers cause damage to the cultural heritage. There can also be indirect damage to archaeological sites with poorly planned infrastructural facilities like roads, hotels, eateries and shops. Sometimes, they can alter the environment for the worse in ways that may cause, landslides, flooding or undermine the foundations of ancient structures.

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