It’s not worth it: the 7 most overrated attractions in the world

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Every tourist goes on trips with high expectations. After all, surely everyone wants to see the most famous sights of the world with their own eyes, take stunning photos and proudly tell friends and family about their journey. Therefore, it gets really annoying when what you go and see turns out to be far from your expectations.  After all, not all famous places turn out to be the same as they are in advertisements. To save you from disappointment, we have prepared for you information about 7 overrated attractions of the world, which you can not waste your time on.

Most overrated attractions in the world:

1. Eiffel Tower, Paris

The capital of France is one of the most romantic cities in the world and one of the most… disappointing! There is even the term “Paris symptom”, which describes the deceived expectations of tourists after visiting the city (and not only it). The survey, organized by the British company Virgin Travel Insurance, showed that the biggest disappointment among the world’s tourist attractions was the Eiffel Tower, the business card of Paris. According to those who have seen it, it even seems to be something rather ordinary. This is still the best review. Many travelers even call the Eiffel Tower a dull piece of iron, around which it is dirty and overcrowded.

According to the reviews of thousands of tourists, a quarter of whom put it in first place in the rating of their disappointments, ticket prices for the tower are unreasonably high. In addition, there are so many visitors there from morning to evening that it is difficult to find a free corner to admire the views of the French capital and take a few photos.

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2. Painting of “Mona Lisa

Second place in the ranking is the famous Mona Lisa by the great Leonardo da Vinci in the Louvre. For many years in a row, she has fascinated people with her extraordinary smile, but… only from the screens of our gadgets. According to the majority of those who saw this masterpiece of world painting, it is unexpectedly small in size and does not have the magnetism that art critics write so much about. Moreover, this work of art is constantly obscured by the ranks of tourists, so it is almost impossible to get close to it. Therefore, before you enjoy the moment and try to take a selfie against the background of the mysterious Gioconda, you must first break through the crowd of people.

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3. Juliet’s balcony, Verona

Surely you were touched by the story of young Romeo and Juliet trying to save their love from angry relatives. Therefore, it is quite obvious that you also dreamed of visiting the place where it was set. Millions of tourists who rush to Verona to see with their own eyes the balcony from which Juliet supposedly answered her lover, think in the same way.

At the same time, all tourists want to touch the statue of the girl, hoping to experience the same strong mutual feelings as the characters of Shakespeare’s play (only with a happy ending, of course). However, upon arrival, you will be disappointed – it is impossible to approach the balcony, which, by the way, was built after the play was written. There are always a lot of people who want to find love around the statue of Juliet. Therefore, you will have to wait a long and tedious time for your turn.

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4. Times Square, New York

Every person who comes to the Big Apple for the first time considers it his duty to go straight to Times Square. Every traveler is looking forward to what impression he will get from this view. The sight is really fascinating. But only until you begin to feel the hum of cars and the hubbub of a huge crowd hurrying about their business. At this point, being in the middle of the square becomes uncomfortable and annoying. But you will, of course, tick that you have visited one of the most important places in New York. Whether you’ll want to go back there again, however, is a big question.

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5. Dead Sea, Middle East

The Dead Sea, or rather a unique salt lake in the Middle East, located between Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinian Authority, attracts connoisseurs of beauty. Of course, because amazing landscapes with snow-white salt crystals and azure water would not leave anyone indifferent. In addition, here you will get the opportunity to feel the effect of weightlessness (for this, it is enough just to lie in the water, as if on a water mattress). However, there are a lot of people who want to try the effective salts and therapeutic mud of the Dead Sea on themselves. You will wander along the beach for a long time in search of a secluded place (at least so that random neighbors do not get into your frame).

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6. Stonehenge, Wiltshire

Stonehenge is one of the most popular and visited British tourist attractions. The interest of ordinary travelers is quite understandable. In fact, even archaeologists have been exploring this place for many years, trying to unravel the mystery of its origin. However, they still cannot fully decide on the main version. People from all over the world strive to see this ancient structure with their own eyes. Of course, you will definitely want to take an impressive selfie against the background of some stone block. But until you choose the perfect angle, you will have to work hard and overtake the rest of the connoisseurs of antiquity.

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7. Pamukkale in Turkey

Pamukkale is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Turkey. They go there for travertine terraces with clear turquoise water. They are protected by UNESCO.

Upon arrival in Pamukkale, tourists will be disappointed: only part of the terraces is filled with water. It is possible to consider them worth the visit only in one spot. However, is located at a distance from the main route. All travelers go in the other direction – along the pools created artificially. They are certainly beautiful, but they bear little resemblance to what tourists have seen in advertising booklets. It can be dangerous to be there: you cannot approach the pools in shoes, and it is easy to slip. The second problem is the massive amount of tourists. Pamukkale resembles a huge Instagram zone. The chance to take a picture without tourists will appear if you reach the end of the route – about 300-400 meters.

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