People go to new places to explore charming villages, unspoiled beaches and ancient architecture – but what happens when the interest in popular destinations leads to overcrowding? That’s what’s happening to a lot of major tourist spots around the world.

To identify places that are no longer very welcoming to tourists, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed dozens of tourist guides and news articles about those that have imposed or proposed restrictions on visitors.

Summer after summer, local governments are imposing or proposing new rules to restrict the number of visitors.

Click through the gallery above to learn more about which countries have a growing tourism problem.

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