11 destinations that are over-inflated by the tourism press

Tourism pages of big newspapers and news sites, ‘selfie’ traveler blogs, and of course ticket and hotel reservation sites, are mostly the subject of tourism towns that can attract customers and readers. Unfortunately, a significant portion of these can be “tourist traps” that are deeply disappointing for visitors who are lucky enough to spend money with tons of money. Of course, these 11 districts we selected below are not totally worthless, but when we look at the place they occupied in the press, “Is that so!” they can deserve their reaction. While preparing the list, we based on the ranking of destinations, which received the rating rating of 3 or below on British consultancy company MyOffers and of course our own opinions. We would appreciate if you share the tourism resorts that you think are exaggerated by the tourism press in the comments or on our Facebook page.

Las Vegas, USA

Las Vegas is an overly boring desert town that doesn’t deserve to buy air tickets, eat data from your mobile package while looking at your photos, unless you’re obsessed with casinos and giant copies of historic monuments, and if you’re not going to the occasional fairs. According to TripAdvisor reviews, crowds, dirty and dusty streets, cheesy concrete hotels and chain restaurants, and people who try to sell you, will welcome you from the moment you step in.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, the palm islands of civil engineering, Dubai, which is constantly inflated by trader mainstream tourism sites and pages with its huge shopping malls, may be the most meaningless tourism destination in the world. Shopping, culture, and those who enjoy historical tourism in Europe, sea-sand-sun lovers are in any location on the Mediterranean, Islamic tourism sightseers still Turkey, Indonesia or choose the Dubai instead of going to Malaysia to none that you believe one reason that makes sense! The sea and the beaches are really awful, it is impossible to walk on the street due to the lethal heat (there is nothing to see on the street anyway), hotels, restaurants and theme parks are extremely expensive and the services are very bad, the local Arab people are not hospitable at all, half an hour from the ‘modern city in the center’ After moving away, the floor is replaced by fecal and pissed toilets, and extremely dirty and expensive hut “facilities”. Especially that “Desert Safari” lacks any, it’s a tourist trap. You don’t have to go to Dubai to visit a few museums filled with petroleum-based works of art, which are bought with petroleum money, because Paris or Rome are 2-3 hours from Istanbul.

Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

These buildings, which look great from the outside, will be disappointing for those who say “Let me climb to the top, watch the scenery”. According to the comments, the fee for going out to the 1st landscape terrace is extremely high, the time on the 2nd terrace is limited and very short. Unfortunately, we cannot say that there are other interesting points worth spending money in Malaysia apart from holiday resorts focused on sea tourism.

Stonehenge, Salisbury, England

Another ‘beautiful postcard’. This amazing monument of the prehistoric era, which continues to confuse historians and anthropologists even today, has received considerably lower scores than at least 20 percent of visitors. The reason is, of course, that Stonehenge is not important or ordinary; The main thing is the extremely high ticket prices, a fairly large barrier circle around the monument (it is forbidden to approach the monument) and poor museum experience. Naturally, burning a ton of gasoline or giving train money and going to Salisbury to watch the monument remotely, if you do not have a special interest in prehistory, it does not offer a much more impressive experience than looking at high resolution images.

The Little Mermaid, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Little Mermaid, one of the characters created by the famous Danish fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen, who lived in the 19th century, sits on a rock a few meters from the shore in the port of Copenhagen’s Langelinie. The cute bronze statue, which is slightly smaller than the average human size, may not deserve you to get up and go to the port just to see it, even if you are in the city. The figurine, which did not offer a more impressive experience than seeing it in the postcard, was able to receive 3 or fewer stars from 57 percent of visitor ratings on TripAdvisor.

Buckingham Palace, London, UK

Buckingham Palace, which re-enters the radar of travelers who have fallen to London because of the occasion created by the royal wedding, offers no more than having a remote and ordinary ‘palace photo’ in front of visitors. Perhaps the only attraction worth visiting in the palace, which has a low TripAvisor score, is the changing ceremonies of the guards in front of it.

Times Square, New York, USA

New York is truly an amazing city; No matter how splendid and impressive it looks on images in the internet or magazines, it is actually one of the few cities that offers more than them. However, the famous Times Square, which is considered the center of the city, is frequently asked by foreign tourists who step in, despite all its virtual popularity, “Is that so?” based on TripAdvisor comments that provoked reaction.

Forbidden City, Beijing, China

The royal palace of the Qing Dynasty, which followed the Ming Dynasty in China from the 14th to the 17th centuries and ruled the country until the beginning of the 20th century, is almost a legendary building complex. So, is it because the expectations are so high? Those who actually visit the museum complex today are partially disappointed. Reasons: High entrance fee, very few things to see, the tours going so slowly and not enough information shared on the site.

The Statue of Liberty, New York, USA

Even if you are on your way to New York, maybe a tourist spot that may deserve to stop by on the third or fourth day of your trip. According to TripAdvisor travelers, the monument, which should never be visited by tour, is most enjoyable when you go independently. However, when you arrive on the island, the sightseeing route, rules and bad photo angles may sink after a point. The best shots can be taken from the sea.

Reclining Buddha Statue, Wat Pho, Bangkok, Thailand

As a matter of fact, like many other places in Thailand, the famous Buddha statue in Wat Pho takes its share from the country’s inflated exotism packaging. Although not as far as Dubai, we estimate that travelers who are on their way to Thailand will throw themselves at the seaside after visiting a few Buddha statues and eating in the surrounding tourist restaurants and breaking the intestines. Moreover, the population of Buddha statue, which is fascinating, sitting or sitting, is quite large in Thailand.

Charles Bridge, Prague, Czech Republic

The Charles Bridge (or Karlův Most, Karlovy Most, Charles Bridge), where the most beautiful views of Prague can be watched and which gives a wonderful photo, has been welcoming travelers since the 14th century. Today, when you go in a nice weather, a bridge full of tourists is waiting for you, under the occupation of the street vendors full of tourists, right and left.