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There is nothing better than the terrified tourist family in this video. The daughter is just stuffing her face with food, the father is trying to pretend nothing is happening and the older son just looks so bored. Come to think of it, that does sound like your everyday family trip.
We have so many questions here. Why are Pizza Huts in India full of dancing waiters? Is there an extra entertainment fee? And why would you eat at a Pizza Hut if you were on vacation in India?!
It's not a good time to be a World Heritage Site, at least one in Asia. Rioting near the Taj Mahal rendered it unaccessible, as mobs burned vehicles and battled police in Agra, India. The police enacted a curfew, which was just recently lifted, though tensions--stemming from violence during a religious festival--are still high.
And India isn't the only country with WHSites under fire: Sections of the Great Wall of China are literally crumbling as sandstorms whip across the northwestern part of the country.
The latest on Asian treasures in danger:
· Taj Mahal Briefly Closed [Reuters]
· Foreign Tourists Told to Avoid the Area... [VOA]
· Even Though the Curfew Has Been Lifted [BBC]
· In China, the Great Wall Not Doing Well [NYT]
· Endangered World Heritage Sites in Asia and Beyond [UNESCO]