We all like to travel and experience all that the world has to offer, from the top of the Himalayas to the craters in the Rift Valley. When we take a trip to some tourist attractions, and they fall far below our expectation, and we end up feeling like we have just wasted our time and money. To avoid such wastages, here is a list of 10 famous attractions that are not worth your time and money:
10. Romeo and Juliet Balcony in Verona
Romeo and Juliet is a spectacular work of fiction by Shakespeare. The balcony was built way after the play was written, and it doesn’t have any historical significance. It’s like the owner decided to call it that just to attract tourist and get some money. The balcony is a crowded place with dark passages and chewing gums stuck to the walls. The house itself is quite dingy and smelly.
9. Manneken Pis, Belgium
Located in Brussels, this statue was created in the 15th century. It is roughly 55 centimetres tall. The figure is literally a boy peeing. It is dressed differently according to the festival at hand, and seeing it on Instagram will convince you that it is a big waste of time. There’s nothing attractive about it.
8. Hollywood Walk of fame, Los Angeles
If you are not a celebrity fanatic, then this place won’t interest you in the slightest. For celebrity fans, this place is like a treasure trove, but it gets old awfully quick. You will see a famous person’s name, then another and another, and soon you’ll get used to it. Since you will be in Hollywood, there are a lot of other attractions that will catch your attention better than the Hollywood walk of fame.
7. Trevi Fountain, Italy
Located in Rome, this fountain has a unique backstory to it. Its ability to grant a person’s wish makes it even more interesting. The place is really crowded with tonnes of tourists trying to throw some of their coins in. It is a fountain worth seeing, but there is nothing spectacular about it. Also, it is definitely not worth the hustle of jolting with other tourists.
6. Sydney Opera House, Australia
This building is quite magnificent, but if you are not going to see an opera or any other show, then this will be a complete waste of your time and money. There are plenty of other sites and activities in Sydney that are sure to tickle your fancy.
5. Stonehenge, England
This is one of the wonders of the world, and people travel from all over the globe to see it. Tourists aren’t allowed to get close to it. Since it is one of the Seven Wonders of the World, it is expected to be overly crowded. You will also have to deal with the people who are trying to take pictures. The Stonehenge has an interesting story, but physically, it’s just a pile of rocks laying around with some stacked on top of the others.
4. Plymouth Rock, United States
The Plymouth Rock is located in Massachusetts along the shores of the Plymouth Harbour. It is written in one of the journals that this is the first place where the pilgrims set foot on land. The rock is not even in its original size. It was busted up into pieces and distributed to museums. All that’s left for people to see is just a small piece of rock with the inscription “1620” on it. It has a fence around it, and that’s all.
3. The Forbidden City, China
Located in Beijing, the name Forbidden City leaves a lot to be anticipated. In the end, it becomes a huge bout of disappointment. There are long ticket lines, and a bit of a language barrier since most of the tourists are Chinese. You will also be lucky to get a tour guide who speaks English. When you go in, it’s like a big courtyard filled with emptiness.
2. The Mona Lisa, Paris
The painting in itself is a masterpiece. The disappointing part about the Mona Lisa is the crowds of people who flock around it. Unless you are super tall or the museum curator of the Louvre you will never get close enough to appreciate the work of art.
1. Glass Bridge, United States
This is perhaps the biggest rip off there is. It is located in the Grand Canyon, and it only features a glass bridge which you just walk around. The site is situated a tiring 5 hours ride from Vegas, and you will end up paying roughly $100 for some much-unwarranted reasons:
• $20 for parking in a desert
• $30 to ride the bus from the parking to the attraction
• $30 to walk on the bridge
• You cannot bring your camera to take pictures on the bridge, but they will sell them to you