10 world-famous tourist destinations that restrict photography and filming
Traveling to a new land, any tourist would like to have his own photos to keep memories, as well as posting them on social networks to show off to everyone. However, some famous attractions in the world restrict photography and filming activities for certain reasons.
1. Eiffel Tower (France)
The Eiffel Tower is one of the most photographed coordinates in the world. However, those who intend to capture and share images of this place on their personal pages should be cautious. Specifically, the night lighting system of the Eiffel Tower was recognized as an art form and protected by copyright law. Therefore, the authorities here prohibit tourists from sharing photos of the tower with shimmering lights at night without written permission. However, it doesn't matter if you only use your phone to record and keep it as a memory.
2. Taj Mahal Temple (India)
As one of UNESCO's world-famous wonders, visit the Taj Mahal temple, visitors can freely take photos from outside the building. However, when going inside, all recording devices are prohibited. In addition, people are not allowed to eat, make noise or smoke inside the temple, even the phone must switch to silent mode
3. Neuschwanstein Castle (Germany)
It is not easy to take a photo of this famous German romantic castle. Because of safety regulations, you are only allowed to visit the castle during the 35-minute tour and must be accompanied by a guide. All photography and videotaping activities inside the castle are strictly prohibited.
4. Grand Canyon National Park (USA)
Located in Arizona and considered one of the first natural reserves of the United States, the Grand Canyon is on the list of the deepest canyons in the world. This famous place attracts up to 4 million visitors every year. Here, visitors can stand on a special observatory to enjoy the wonderful view from a glass bridge. However, all tourists are prohibited from carrying cameras when they are on the observatory. Besides, you will have to wear special shoe covers to protect the glass bridge from scratches.
5. Sistine Museum (Italy)
It is a famous building in Italy's Vatican City, which was once a church, today considered a museum displaying many outstanding works of art from the Renaissance. Attracting thousands of tourists, but everyone here is forbidden to take photos, videos inside the museum, and tourists have to keep quiet and general hygiene.
6. Some casinos in Las Vegas (USA)
Some famous Las Vegas casinos prohibit visitors from taking photos and spreading on social networks for reasons of ensuring safety measures such as preventing possible robberies and protecting the personal information of visitors here. Previously, most casinos in the city were prohibited from taking photos. Over time, only a few places are restricted by this rule.
7. Kumsusan Palace (Korea)
Kumsusan Palace is the tomb of the late President Kim Il-sung and his son, the late Kim Jong-il (Kim Jong-il). Not everyone is allowed to go inside to visit this project, especially foreigners can enter the palace only when officially traveling.
In addition, when entering, visitors must comply with a number of strict regulations such as: not taking photos, not filming, not smoking and not talking privately in any area in the tomb. Before setting foot inside, everyone has to go through a special machine to scan security as well as clean the dirt.
8. Westminster Abbey (England)
This famous Gothic architecture in London, England is also a place that strictly forbids visitors to take pictures and recordings inside, because managers believe that these actions may break the spiritual atmosphere and make people not focus on enjoying the unique historical beauty. If you still want to own photos taken inside the building, you can download it online, but you are not allowed to share it on social networks.
9. Shinjuku Golden Gai (Japan)
Shinjuku Golden Gai is a neighborhood with many bars located in Shinjuku, Japan. There are 5 small alleys about 70m long, and along the alleys, there are over 200 bars located close together, some so small that only about 5 people including the barista. This is considered a great place for those who like nightlife in Japan. However, all visitors here are prohibited from taking photos and filming, even if sneaking.
10. Uluru and Kata-Tjuta National Park (Australia)
Taking photos or filming in this famous Australian national park is not always the freedom of visitors. If you want to record for commercial purposes, including social media posts, you must receive special permission in writing. Even if you just want to take pictures to keep in mind, you should be limited because this national park also has many sacred elements. Even redrawing this location is completely banned.
By: Joshua Thompson