It looks as if money is being put before cultural heritage

It takes years to restore one of the painted caves at Dunhuang, China. Even after restoration, that cave will be endangered by the presence of visitors who raise the temperature, carbon dioxide level, and humidity inside of it. Yet, according to The New York Times (“Plan for Theme Park at Centuries-Old Chinese Caves Rattles Preservationists”, by Edward Wong, June 16, 2015), officials from Gansu Province working with a company in Beijing have developed a plan to build a huge theme park near the caves, bringing thousands more tourists to the already overcrowded site. It would seem that the officials have been swayed by the idea of huge amounts of tourist money and are putting that before cultural heritage.