5 tourist attractions that forbid filming and photographing

Articles Jun 25, 2020 23:25

The Sistine Chapel in Italy and the Valley of the Kings in Egypt are two of the famous places where photography is prohibited.

Taking photos is one of many travel habits and hobbies. However, this is not always welcome in some famous tourist destinations in the world. So, to avoid copyright infringement or encounter awkward situations during the trip, please note the locations that ban taking photos and videos in the list below.

5 tourist attractions where filming and photographing are banned

Sistine Chapel, Italy

It can be said that the proud Rome of Italy is where art treasures are displayed on every street. Many of the standard works of sculpture and ancient architecture combined with Renaissance style are scattered throughout the caves and alleys here. And the most outstanding of which is the Sistine Chapel - a masterpiece that has survived for centuries.

5 tourist attractions that forbid filming and photographing

The chapel was built between 1473 and 1481 under the mandate of Pope Sixtus IV. To be fair, architecture is not the most attractive feature of the Sistine Chapel, but rather Renaissance frescoes hanging around the walls and ceilings.

5 tourist attractions that forbid filming and photographing

Although this is one of the most famous places in the world that attracts the most tourists in Vatican City, visitors only come here to see but not take any pictures. Because a Japanese television station paid for the restoration of these works of art in the 1980s and they hold their image rights. So up to now, this work is still protected by copyright laws and photography is strictly prohibited.

Address: 00120 Vatican City, Vatican City, Rome, Italy

Ayers Rock, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia

Located in Northern Australia, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park has been recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site. This place not only attracts visitors thanks to its pristine beauty and rare animals but also famous for its huge Ayers rock towering on the wilderness of the steppe.

5 tourist attractions that forbid filming and photographing

From a distance, the Ayers rock is round, smooth and striking with vibrant colors. Visitors can observe from Ayers from many different angles but absolutely not photographed check-in because this is a sacred place of aboriginal people.

5 tourist attractions that forbid filming and photographing

From past to present, this stone are very revered for people here. They see the stone like a god and worship it. It is said that there is a colorful snake in the cave, so people nearby come here to pray and that's why it is one of the famous places that ban photography.

Address: Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Lasseter Hwy, Uluru NT 0872, Australia

Valley of kings, Egypt

The Valley of kings in Egypt is a famous place in the world. Built during 500 years from the 16th to the 11th century BC, this valley is the resting place of Egyptian Pharaohs as well as queens, royal members, senior officials. Therefore, you will have to commit not to take photos, videos or sneak photos when you come to this location.

5 tourist attractions that forbid filming and photographing


To take photos here, you need a license but make sure the flash is not turned on. If you want to see more clearly, you can bring a torch to light. And if you still deliberately take pictures without your permission, you could face jail time.

Address: Luxor, Luxor Governorate, Egypt

Golden Gai, Japan

Golden Gai is one of the most famous mini bars in Tokyo, Japan. Not only famous for being located in a tiny alley in the capital, Golden Gai is also known as a bar with strange rules and one of them is "no photo". That's why this bar appears in the list of places where photography is prohibited.

5 tourist attractions that forbid filming and photographing

Visitors can gather in a small pub just a few square meters, listening to the performers. The space here is always very cozy because usually the bar only welcomes regular guests or does not welcome foreign guests.

5 tourist attractions that forbid filming and photographing


Address: Golden Gai, Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo, Japan

Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, North Korea

Located in a separate area in northeastern North Korea is the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, the official name of the tomb of the late leader Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il.

5 tourist attractions that forbid filming and photographing

Initially, this was the residence and office of the leader Kim Il Sung. After his death in 1994, this place was transformed into his final resting place. Therefore, this architectural complex has a grand scale. The flower garden in front of the mausoleum is very beautiful. However, visitors are not allowed to take photos or videos here.

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