7 most overrated attractions in the world that you can not waste your time
Going on a trip, for sure, you dream to visit the most popular attractions to make stunning photos and proudly share their experiences with friends and family. And certainly you are not ready for the disappointment that lies in wait for you in some advertised places, which in reality look less impressive than on the same advertising poster. Passion.ru made a list of attractions that are objectively overrated and are unlikely to give you the positive emotions that you expect. To compare your expectations with reality, you can move the slider in the photos to the left and right and clearly see all the differences.
Times square, new York
Every person who gets into the “Big Apple” for the first time considers it his duty to go straight to times square, anticipating what impression he will get from what he saw. The spectacle, by the way, is fascinating, but only as long as you do not start to feel the rumble of cars and the hubbub of thousands of people hurrying about their business. And I will fight to be on the square becomes uncomfortable and boring. But tick that visited one of the most important places in new York, you, of course, put. But whether you want to go back there again is a big question.
Balcony Of Juliet, Verona
Surely you, too, to tears touched the story of young Romeo and Juliet, trying to save his love from angry relatives, and you also dreamed to visit where the action took place. In the same way, millions of tourists think, rushing to Verona to see with their own eyes the very balcony from which Juliet allegedly answered her lover, and at the same time RUB the statue of a girl, in the hope of experiencing the same strong mutual feelings as the heroes of Shakespeare’s play (only with a happy ending, of course). However, on arrival you will be disappointed – to the balcony, which, by the way, was built after the play was written, not to approach, and the statue plastered wishing to find love. Therefore it is necessary to crowd humbly in a narrow lane, waiting for the turn.
The Painting “Mona Lisa”, Paris
Many travelers, for the first time going to a meeting with the beautiful Gioconda, bewitching his mysterious smile, believe that they will have enough time in a relaxed atmosphere to enjoy the importance of moments and consider the famous masterpiece in great detail. But how can they be disappointed when, finally reaching the masterpiece of Leonardo, find that it is a small (literally) a work of art overshadowed by the dense ranks of other connoisseurs. Therefore, before you feel the moment and try to take a selfie on the background of the mysterious Mona Lisa, they must first break through the tourists.
Sculpture “Little Mermaid”, Denmark
This famous heroine of the fairy tale Andersen, gracefully hovering over the water surface, for about 100 years is a symbol of Denmark and a must-visit place for lovers and those who want to make a few picturesque shots. All would be nothing, but the sculpture, reaching a height of 1.25 m, often does not meet the expectations of those travelers who have specifically changed their route to admire something more ambitious. In addition, before you take a picture on the background of this fragile figure, you need to be patient and wait until it’s your turn. You didn’t think you’d be the only tourist there, did you?
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, attract connoisseurs. Still, because the amazing scenery with snow-white crystals of salt, picturesquely sparkling in the shimmering azure water, as well as the opportunity to experience the effect of weightlessness (it is enough just to lie on the water, like a water mattress), will not leave anyone indifferent. However, there are also enough people who want to try effective salts and therapeutic muds of the Dead sea. You will be a long time to wander on the beach, in search of a secluded place (at least to your frame did not get random neighbors, from head to toe smeared with dirt).
Stonehenge is one of the most popular and visited tourist attractions of the British. What can we say about ordinary travelers, if archaeologists have been exploring this place for many years, trying to solve the mystery of its origin, but can not completely determine the basic version. People from all over the world want to see this ancient building, or rather – a stone complex consisting of 83 five-ton megaliths, 30 stone blocks and several 50-ton stones, and certainly make an impressive selfie on the background of some stone blocks. But while you choose the perfect angle for yourself, you have to work hard and overtake other connoisseurs of antiquity.
For some reason, many believe that if you come to China, then you definitely need to climb the Great wall, which is considered the Eighth wonder of the world. Still, only after climbing to the top, you begin to realize all this monumentality and centuries-old wisdom. Alas, these thoughts visit not only you, so be prepared in the truest sense of the word to make their way elbows, struggling among the thousands of other curious tourists.