The world is recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, and all the countries are promoting their famous landmarks and other tourist spots to attract tourism. However, some of these hyped places are not worth the time and money to be spent on. here are some of the worst attractions of the world that have been hyped out of proportion.
Empire State Building in New York City
It is considered the most iconic landmark in New York City. It consists of 102 floors, which makes it the highest skyscraper in the city, and the third-highest skyscraper in the world.
Unfortunately, it received 4.2% of negative comments and a 1.03 score out of 10 on the value for money it offers. It may be because of the high cost associated with it. To step on every floor of the building costs the visitor around $44, which accumulated makes a lot of money, hence making the Empire State Building one of the tourist places with the least return on the money invested.
The Temple Bar Pub in Dublin
The Temple Bar pub is famous for providing quality nightlife entertainment as a club and a bar. This place gained an international tourist attraction for its location and variety of drinks available. However, it is extremely expensive, for example, a drink costs 20% more there than in the local market and is overcrowded because of which not many locals can be found in the PUB.
The locals of Dublin do not consider it a worthy place to spend time and money. They gave very low ratings of 1.5 stars out of 5 to this place, which surely makes this place one of the worst tourist attractions.
There are three Buckingham palaces, two in the UK and one in the United States of America. They mesmerize the tourist to visit and explore the queen’s home in real life. Unfortunately, on the internet, it received 3.3% of bad reviews, showing many visitors after experiencing it do not get much fascinated, and they score this place very low, only 1.09 out of 10. Also, it costs around $46 to visitors, which is not justifiable for this place.
The Times Square in the New York City
This place is often promoted in TV shows and movies, as this is the largest square in Manhattan. However, in reality, it does not have much to offer to the visitors. This place is cluttered with homeless beggars, cheap stalls selling low-quality products at high prices, and is also known as a home for pocket pickers by locals. Therefore, it can be concluded, that Times Square is over-glamorized in the media, making it not worth your time.
Stonehenge in the UK
Stonehenge is a popular landmark in the UK, where visitors are meant to experience historical stones but visitors are not allowed to even touch them, which disappoints a lot of tourists. This place has 8% negative reviews with only a 1.09 score out of 10 on the internet.
Although this place is not very expensive to visit, it costs only $26.37, but this place has nothing to offer other than a view of a bunch of giant rocks.
Eiffel Tower in Paris
Eiffel Tower is considered the most romantic place in the world. To see it from the outside is pleasant enough, but if one wants to experience it from the inside, he has to wait in the queue for hours, and the crowds worsen during high season. The view from the top of the Eiffel towers is not enough pleasing to be worth the hours of waiting in the queue. A similar view can be experienced from the Montparnasse Tower, which is cheaper and less crowded.
Taj Mahal in India
Taj Mahal is one of the wonders of the world. Due to this, people around the globe come every year to explore it. However, the streets leading to this place are usually jam-packed with traffic.
Taj Mahal does not have a lot to portray to the viewers. At first, the visitors need to wait hours in the queue outside the monument, and secondly, when they finally get to enter there, most of the areas are not accessible to the visitors. They can just walk around the circle to explore it, which is very disheartening for many explorers. On the other hand, It is recommended to visit the Red Fort in Delhi, which can provide a better experience for the tourists, including museums and gardens.
Traveling costs you a lot of money and time, so it is advised that you do your own research according to explore the places in real. It is not a good idea to go after over-hyped places only to be disappointed later.