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    24 Places To Travel That Are Absolutely Worth The Hype

    *adds everything to the bucket list*

    There are a lot of incredible places to travel to in the world, but sometimes they don't always live up to your expectations.

    When Reddit user u/OyeYouDer asked people which famous tourist destinations were worth the hype, these were the some of the most popular answers...

    1. The Alps

    The alps reflected in a lake.
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    "I went there once, and I still dream about those mountain peaks. There's no way to describe how awe-inspiring they are. The way they're formed with diagonal strata layers makes them so visceral and raw — it looks like the earth ruptured, scarred over, and nature still found a way to thrive." —u/Samura1_I3


    2. Muir Woods, California

    The sun peers through Redwood trees at Muir Woods in Mill Valley, California
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    The redwoods and sequoias in California. I remember visiting Muir Woods for the first time in the early, foggy morning, and it was almost like stepping back into another time." —u/whatsername_duh

    3. Edinburgh, Scotland

    Edinburgh city under colorful sky at sunset time shows various architecture of house and building.
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    "The city of Edinburgh. There's just something about it; it's spectacular and has everything you could want around it. So far it is undoubtedly my favorite city." —u/mmm_butters

    4. Vasa Museum, Stockholm

    The ship inside Vasa Museum.
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    "The way you walk in and there's just this huge ship in the middle of the museum — it's stunning!" —u/goldenhawkes

    5. Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

    Sunset at the Cliffs of Moher, County Clare, Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland,
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    "It was breathtaking. We got lucky and went on a sunny day, it was amazing." —u/SonidoX

    6. The Taj Mahal

    The Taj Mahal Monument in the early morning Sun
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    "I arrived at sunrise when it opened about 5 a.m. and was the first person there. It was incredible. Rarely do these grand monuments live up to their reputation, but I thought it was one of the most beautiful things I'd ever seen." —u/blisterman

    7. The Blue Ridge Parkway

    A wall of brilliant fall colors marches up the side of a mountain near the blue ridge parkway, Asheville, North Carolina
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    "This was one of the first trips my wife and I took together. Gorgeous hikes just off the road. The roadway is full of views and bridges. It's a hidden treasure mostly because it's just about impossible to take it all in. You get bits and pieces and need to go back for more." —u/mapbc

    8. The Alhambra, Granada

    The Alhambra in Granada southern of Spain
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    "Been there four times, and it never gets boring. It is so beautiful." —u/jaimeh77

    9. Machu Picchu

    The Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in the early morning light with Huayna Picchu mountain in the background.
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    "Hike the Inca Trail to get to it instead of taking the train and bus. It makes the experience even more rewarding." —u/stengebt

    10. Prague, Czech Republic

    View from Letna to Prague city and Charles Bridge that crosses Vltava river, Prague.
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    "Prague is very beautiful and magical." —u/snotnboss

    11. The Grand Canyon

    Dramatic landscape at the Grand Canyon National Park where the Colorado River runs through rock formations of eroded sand stone.
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    "Nothing prepares you for just how immensely big the Grand Canyon is. You see it on TV and think, yeah it's big, and then your arrive at the South Rim and just go...I need to upgrade my interpretation of big." —u/Finniemc

    12. Angkor Wat, Cambodia

    The exterior view of Angkor Wat.
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    "Watching the sun rise over Angkor Wat was incredible. Seeing the scope of the huge complex from the balloon was incredible. Wandering through Ta Prohm, where the gigantic trees are slowly swallowing the temple, was incredible. Angkor Wat is truly one of the greatest tourist destinations in the world." —u/stumpdumb

    13. Glacier National Park, Montana

    View of Glacier Park in the Rocky Mountains, Montana.
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    "Glacier actually looks like a painting; it's a bit unreal." —u/Alsnake55

    14. Santorini, Greece

    White buildings on the cliffside of Santorini.
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    "I've been to a good number of places. Santorini was the only place I still can't believe exists after seeing it. It combines both earth and cultural beauty into one small crescent-shaped island." —u/LetMeBeGreat

    15. Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

    Sagrada Familia at sunset.
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    "The scale, the mentalness of the architecture and getting your breath taken away as you walk in the door and look up...

    My favorite place to go when I visit... I will go every time I'm there.

    Stunning." —u/superjayjay100

    16. Red Rocks Amphitheater, Colorado

    Jake Cinninger, Kris Myers, Ryan Stasik, Andy Farag, Brendan Bayliss and Joel Cummins of Umphreys McGee perform at Red Rocks Amphitheater.
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    "Absolutely breathtaking. Far and away the best music venue I've ever been to, and just in general a beautiful place even if you're not there for a concert." —u/koala70

    17. Sintra, Portugal

    Quinta da Regaleira is an estate located near the historic center of Sintra, Portugal.
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    "It's like walking into a fairy tale. Plus it's situated in the hills near the coast, which give it a really interesting microclimate with lots of moss, ferns, and fog." —u/expanding_man

    18. Fiordland, New Zealand

    Famous Mitre Peak rising from the Milford Sound fiord. Fiordland national park, New Zealand.
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    "Milford and Doubtful Sounds on the South Island of New Zealand. New Zealand as a whole. I grew up next to Yellowstone, so my standards for beautiful country are reasonably cultivated. Jesus, it's beautiful there." —u/Ankeneering

    19. Krakow, Poland

    Colorful flowers bloom in front of European buildings.
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    "Krakow is amazing and well worth visiting." —u/raur0s

    20. Fushimi Inari

    Fushimi Inari shrine.
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    "There are literally thousands of little shrines everywhere, hidden alleyways, and hidden spots, and you can easily get lost in it. It's crowded at the bottom, but a one-hour hike up and you can easily be alone." —u/kaze_ni_naru

    21. Uluru, Australia

    Changing colour at sunset of Uluru, the famous gigantic monolith rock in the Australian desert.
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    "It's fully worth the visit, even if you will lose a kilo to the sweat (just kidding, you got plenty of water and aircon, but it is hot)." —u/Rndomguytf

    22. The Roman Forum

    Arch of Septimius Severus, the ruins of Temple of Saturn, the remains of the colonnade of Basilica Julia, the ruins of Temple of Castor and Pollux (the ruin with three columns). Arch of Titus is visible in the distance.
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    "It was so...calm. I love how they turned it into a park. You've got nature next to the old ruins of Roman temples and the like. For a thousand years, that spot right there was the center of civilization. Consuls, poets, philosophers, emperors all stood there once. Truly one of the most special places I've ever visited." —u/Fraxtion

    23. Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

    Neuschwanstein Castle in Autumn.
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    "Neuschwanstein is quite incredible, and the views from the castle are breathtaking too." —u/MaximusMike


    24. Lake Louise, Canada

    Breathtakingly beautiful scenery of the famous Lake Louis in Banff National Park found in Alberta, Canada.
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    "Lake Louise was the most amazing lake I've ever been to." —u/egoissuffering

    Are there any destinations that didn't make this list that you would like to add? Let us know in the comments below!