Most overrated tourist attractions

Sometimes between an overrated tourist trap and a crowded but worth seeing travel attraction, there is a very thin border. Sometimes it is enough to choose the right time to visit (avoid Paris on July 14th) and not to give in to the statement that "some places you need to see".

1. Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
It is the first association if we think of France. It is also the biggest disappointment for tourists, according to a survey conducted by One Virgin Travel Insurance. The Eiffel Tower is a lot of metal and narrow passages, long queues to the entrance (up to 4 hours waiting), and the view from the top is also available from several other points in Paris.

2. Curve Tower, Pisa, Italy

The Field of Miracles in Pisa, on which the centuries have not been falling down bravely, the Leaning Tower is a beautiful and even wonderful place. However, tourists, who repeatedly, to get bored, set up in comical poses in order to show the effect of sustaining the falling tower in the photo, perceive this place his magic.

3. Times Square, New York, USA
A lot of light, lots of traffic, crowds of passers-by, a paradise with souvenir shops, yellow taxis - traffic, hustle and bustle, smog and about 35 million people crossing the same road every year. This is what one of the most recognizable places in New York City looks like. An attraction only for 100 percent urban beings.

4. Pyramids in Giza, Egypt
They have impressed travellers for centuries, as Mark Twain writes in "Prostaczki abroad" at the end of the 19th century. However, already then he noticed all the noise, now called "commerce", around the ancient pyramids, which are now in the suburbs of the 20 million metropolitan area of Cairo.

5. Mexico

The name of the traditional Mexican alcoholic beverage, tepache, comes from the maize from which it was originally produced. Nowadays, pineapples and brown cane sugar are used more often in production. The beverage undergoes short fermentation in barrels without lid. Tepache is often served with cinnamon or mixed with beer.

6. Piccadilly Circus, London, Great Britain
The crossroads and the square in the heart of the West End, known for years thanks to the great neon signs of companies such as SANYO or Coca-Cola, located on one of the corners of the square. The main attraction of London, visited by 70% of the visitors, does not offer more than a table in one of the fast-foods.

7. Mykonos
Beautiful views, white houses, bars, restaurants and vibrant clubs. Welcome to Mykonos - an island famous for its countless events. Just like the once Greek gods, now the tourists visiting the island, expect entertainment and fun at the highest level. If you are looking for a place to relax, choose another Greek island. This place is ideal for young people who are eager for adventures and all-night parties until dawn.

8. Trevi Fountain, Rome, Italy
Throw the euro in the fountain and you will come back here again - this is the motto for watching the most famous Roman fountain. Federico Fellini recorded the most famous scene of La Dolce Vita. The malicious say that more like a tourist attraction, he is a film star.

9. St. Mark's Square, Venice, Italy
Is it possible that one of the most famous, most romantic cities in the world is a great disappointment? St. Mark's Square and its surroundings look like an Arab marketplace, and the fumes from the canals don't smell like violets. Everyone is in a hurry to see Venice before it sinks, or maybe if it weren't for the millions of feet treading its streets, it would sink a little slower?

10th Star Avenue, Los Angeles, USA
The five-pointed star on Hollywood Boulevard used to be an honour for characters from the entertainment world. The stars even have animated characters (such as Mickey Mouse) or animals (Lassie). However, the characters who have been appearing there for several years, often far from being called "stars", which makes the main attraction of the City of Angels lose its "glow", which additionally tramples millions of tourists.

11. Las Vegas, USA

12. Pamukkale, Turkey

Pamukkale can be translated as "Cotton Fortress", these are limestone pools carved in the rock. The bizarre chalk terraces have created hot springs at 35 degrees Celsius, whose limestone component precipitates when water splashes from the interior of the earth under high pressure and then cools down rapidly on the surface. According to many tourists, the place is heavily overrated and instead of wasting your time on non-special terraces, it is worth seeing Cappadocia.

13. Heraklion, Greece
Heraklion, also called: Iraklion is the capital of Crete. Its main tourist attraction is the Archaeological Museum, which attracts tourists like a magnet and the Minoan palace in Knossos. This place is interesting mainly for those who like to visit - there are a number of museums and historical objects.

14. Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
28/03/2011     dariush

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