Landmarks That Have Been Destroyed By Tourists

Lending a Hand


Located in one of the driest places on Earth, the “Hand of the Desert” has attracted tourists to the Atacama Desert for years. Created in 1992, the sculpture is meant to “showcase the helplessness of the human condition.” Frequently targeted by spray-painting vandals, a group of Antofagasta people meet twice a year to scrub off the profanity and drawings left behind.