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People Are Sharing The Most Disappointing Over-Hyped Tourist Traps Around The World, And These Are Downright Brutal

"Now don’t get me wrong — there's some great food to be found there. But the whole street itself is dirty, smells like sewage, and wildly loud."

Traveling is all about trial and error. Sometimes you have an amazing experience, and other times — get sucked into a giant tourist trap, and you live and you learn.

1. Romeo and Juliet's Balcony (Verona, Italy)

Juliet's balcony in Verona, Italy.

2. The Grand Canyon Skywalk (Nevada)

The glass skywalk over the Grand Canyon.

3. Machu Picchu (Peru)

Machu Picchu with clouds.

4. The Dead Sea (Israel)

A lifeguard station at the Dead Sea.

5. The Great Wall of China (Beijing)

A quiet stretch of the Simitai Great Wall.

6. Takeshita Street in Harajuku (Tokyo)

A very busy Takeshita Street in Harajuku.

7. Bourbon Street (New Orleans)

Bourbon Street at night.

8. Plymouth Rock (Massachusetts)

Plymouth Rock in Plymouth Massachusetts.

9. UFO Crash Site in Roswell (New Mexico)

A sign for the UFO crash site in Roswell.

10. Hollywood Boulevard (California)

A crowd on Hollywood Boulevard.

11. Manneken Pis (Brussels)

Manneken Pis statue in Brussels.

12. Waikiki Beach (Oahu)

Waikiki beach in Oahu.

13. The Duomo (Florence)

A cityscape view of the Santa Maria Nouvelle Duomo

14. Mount Rushmore (South Dakota)

Mount Rushmore.

15. Temple Bar (Dublin)

A crowd outside Temple Bar in Dublin.

16. The Pyramids of Giza (Egypt)

Sightseers at the pyramids of Giza.

17. Sydney Opera House (Sydney)

An aerial view of the Sydney Opera House.

18. Disney World (Orlando)

"Want to eat? Be ready to shell out $50 a person per day. Oh, you came for the rides? Enjoy the two or three you can actually enjoy on a busy day." 


19. The Little Mermaid (Copenhagen)

Tourists gathering around the Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen

20. Cinque Terre (Italy)

The town of Vernazza in Cinque Terre.

21. Oktoberfest (Munich)

Oktoberfest in Munich.

22. Pier 39 (San Francisco)

Sea lions at Pier 39 in San Francisco.

23. Versailles Palace (France)

Tourists waiting in line at Versailles.

24. Top of the Empire State Building (New York)

A tourist on the top of the Empire State Building.

25. Khao San Road (Bangkok)

Khao San road crowded with tourists.

26. The Blue Lagoon (Iceland)

The Blue Lagoon outisde of Reykjavik.

27. The Taj Mahal (Agra)

Tourists visiting the Taj Mahal.

28. Atlantic City (New Jersey)

Atlantic City boardwalk.

29. The Sistine Chapel (Vatican City)

tourist taking photo of the sistine chapel

Do you want to add another place that wasn't mentioned? Tell us in the comments below!