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Deserted iconic tourists spots show deadly impact of coronavirus in Asia; see then and now photos

Then and now photos of tourist attractions show how the coronavirus outbreak has wreaked havoc on the tourism industry in Asia.

February 22, 2020 / 08:12 AM IST
Coronavirus outbreak had disastrously affected the tourism industry in China and its neighboring countries like Japan and Thailand. These before and after view of few attraction shows the stark contrast created because of the virus. (Reuters)
The coronavirus outbreak has disastrously impacted the tourism industry in China and neighboring countries like Japan and Thailand. These then and now photos show the difference in the number of tourists travelling to iconic attractions, post the outbreak of the deadly virus. (Image: Reuters)
Before virus outbreak |2017 | The Forbidden City | Beijing, China (Image: Reuters)
2017 | The Forbidden City | Beijing, China (Image: Reuters)
After| 2020| The Forbidden City| Beijing, China
2020 | The Forbidden City | Beijing, China (Image: Reuters)
Before| 2014| The Great Wall of China | Huairou District, China
2014 | The Great Wall of China | Huairou District, China (Image: Reuters)
After| 2020| The Great Wall of China | Huairou District, China
2020 | The Great Wall of China | Huairou District, China (Image: Reuters)
Before| 2006| The Temple of Heaven | Dongcheng, China
2006 | The Temple of Heaven | Dongcheng, China (Image: Reuters)
After| 2020| The Temple of Heaven | Dongcheng, China
2020 | The Temple of Heaven | Dongcheng, China (Image: Reuters)
Before| | Hong Kong Disneyland| Lantau Island, Hong Kong
2009 | Hong Kong Disneyland | Lantau Island, Hong Kong (Image: Reuters)
After| 2020| Hong Kong Disneyland| Lantau Island, Hong Kong
2020 | Hong Kong Disneyland | Lantau Island, Hong Kong (Image: Reuters)
Beofre| 2019| Gyeongbokgung Palace| Seoul, South Korea
2019 | Gyeongbokgung Palace | Seoul, South Korea (Image: Reuters)
After| 2020| Gyeongbokgung Palace| Seoul, South Korea
2020 | Gyeongbokgung Palace | Seoul, South Korea (Image: Reuters)
Before|2018 | The Ratchada Train night market | Bangkok, Thailand
2018 | The Ratchada Train night market | Bangkok, Thailand (Image: Reuters)
After| 2020| The Ratchada Train night market | Bangkok, Thailand
2020 | The Ratchada Train night market | Bangkok, Thailand (Image: AP)
Before| 2019| Ruins of St. Paul| Macau, China
2019 | Ruins of St Paul| Macao, China (Image: Reuters)
After| 2020| Ruins of St. Paul| Macau, China
2020 | Ruins of St Paul| Macao, China (Image: Reuters)
Before| 2016 | People crossing on street| Tokyo
2016 | People crossing a market street | Tokyo (Image: Reuters)
After| 2020| Workers in protective gear| Tokyo
2020 | Workers in protective gear at the market street | Tokyo (Image: Reuters)
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first published: Feb 22, 2020 08:12 am

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