PHOTOS: Best and Worst Historic Sites Rated

PHOTOS: Best and Worst Historic Sites Rated
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Hierapolis-Pamukkale, Turkey

A tourists walks on ruins in a spring-fed pool at Hierapolis-Pamukkale, Turkey.

National Geographic's 2008 "Places Rated" Destination Stewardship survey named these Roman baths the fourth worst in terms of historic integrity, a tie with three other sites.

Unchecked tourism and "terrible management" have caused some baths to close, but judges in the survey agreed that with careful monitoring, the area has the potential to bounce back.
—Photograph by Reza/Webistan/Corbis
 
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