What are the worst tourist traps in the world?

The Internet is actually flooded with extravagant details about the places. When they say it’s crowded it is usually.

That’s what you don’t really want in your holiday right? First of all, every place around the world has its own importance and value to be seen. But bragging about it and making it one of the best places around the world, are you serious?

Okay, that is fine that you’ve travelled all along and branded the country might be getting you some earning amount, you can grab the attention of tourist by speaking the truth too. Tourists are the liberals that never romanticize anything. So, you can always get them simply by telling the true stories of your holiday journey. Now if you’ve raised questions about world’s worst traps let me tell they are called traps because people have bragged about it. Otherwise, it is fine to be there and experience the place in its own way. Let me share a list that somehow is the worst trap because they took their country branding far away from the truth.

1. Dunns River Falls, Jamaica: it’s very crowded and full of aggressive guides.

2. Times Square, New York City: it has no quick escape once you get in.

3. Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy: It has an interesting history but as a tourists spot it’s not worthy to waste time in a line of tourist to climb the tower.

4. Miami: A crowded beach.

5. Taj Mahal, India: India has many other spots to visit but Taj Mahal is merely a trap.

6. The statue of liberty, New York: Find your own liberty, this is just a statue :D

As compared to all these places mentioned above, one can enjoy exploring the cultural side of the countries. Well, I didn’t find many traditions around Europe but yes, it’s nightlife is beyond everything. Apart from that historical and mind-blowing natural beauty can be admired in the following counties.

1. Northern Areas, Pakistan: These areas are far beyond the beauty. It’s exceptional and soul capturing views of the valleys will make you go back again and again.

2. Chefchaouen, Morocco: a blue city which is the heaven of the artists.

Know more about Chefchaouen, Morocco here.

3. Cape Town, South Africa: A place that has a cultural value blended with contemporary trends in the finest way.

4. New Zealand: it offers best Road trips surrounded by the stunning beauty.

If you’re really looking for adventure, excitement, fun and a lot of thrill. There are better countries like Pakistan, South Africa and Morocco too. Explore the culture and enjoy every moment. Don’t waste time on advertisement squares or the places that have iconic history but you travel just for a single photo with it. It is disappointing.

Stay away from all these traps and enjoy the best time at any of the cultural tourist's spots around the world. They are actually worth exploring.

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Have you ever been to any of these places? Do you know more "terrifying" tourist traps?

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What are your thoughts on this subject?
Carolyn Mahoney
I disagree with the Taj Mahal - if one gets there before it opens, you will be able to enjoy the Taj with out the crowds. It is iconic. I've always ben glad that I have climbed the Statue of Liberty and visited Times Square on many occasions - it throbs with activity and life.
Jul 30, 2018 4:16PM
I have travelled to 12 countries so far, I prefer culture to building. The Basilicas in Italy are worth seeing. If you like wild life visit safaris in my native Kenya. Awesome.
Jul 30, 2018 5:28PM
Janet Grange
New Zealand is fantastic. So many varieties of scenes, towns, forests, lakes, mountains and the people are teriffic. Definately a must visit place..
Feb 26, 2019 3:03PM
Dan Diffley
I disagree with: Times Square: you make it sound like a place you go “in” as if it has an entrance. That’s not the case. Times Square is an area of several city blocks with cross streets. If you’re referring to Times Square on New Year’s Eve you are correct. The area is cordoned off and people are forced into fenced in areas with no quick way out. The Statue of Liberty while it can be crowded is worth the visit for its historical significance and tourists can choose how much of the Statue they wish to climb. In addition, the views from ferry are spectacular.
Nov 29, 2021 5:38PM
Janet Dawn Baker
How can they say they didn’t find many traditions around Europe?!!! The whole continent is a treasure trove of traditions!
Dec 6, 2021 5:11AM
I loved Iceland, Scotland, Portugal, Denmark, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, Canada; Madagascar; Poland; Czech Republic; New Zealand; Chile; Costa Rica; Belize; Singapore; Norway; and many more. Beware of pickpocketing and taxi scams.
Jan 15, 2023 7:43PM
James Wyble
One place I visited, or more accurately, was temporarily stationed was at Camp Fuji on the slopes of Mount Fuji in Japan. If you are physically capable, it is worth doing the climb to the volcanic mountains summit. Be sure to purchase a Walking Staff when climbing the mountain, and get it stamped by wood-burned stamp at each station up the mountain. This is evidence and proof that you made it all the way to the top.
Nov 20, 2022 1:47PM
Leapy Lee
Very subjective list. If we all liked the same things and experiences the world would be a very boring place. Just a word on Cape Town and South Africa in general, while it is stunning and full of history, it also has a high crime rate.
Oct 30, 2022 5:21AM
bina sarmah
Carolyn Mahoney, You are correct I visited Taj Mahal, Statue of Liberty and TImes Square . Love to visit is again. Northern Pakistan is beautiful , you can find more beautiful place than that around the world.
Mar 8, 2022 9:07PM
Peter Thomas
Charles Bridge in Prague - always teeming with tourists unless you get there at dawn…
Aug 28, 2021 7:27PM
In Europe, I would nominate the Drosselgasse in Rudesheim, Germany. The shame is that it really is a genuine old street, with genuine old buildings, but at most "normal" hours of the day (btw, I'm an extreme lark, so have had the chance to experience it outside them) is just so packed. Well, maybe not at the moment! But a word of advice - there are many other side streets in Rudesheim that have kept the charm and the buildings but not become so commercialised!
Sep 16, 2020 2:42AM
Rita Pozidis
they're simply promoting the places mentioned just like any other ad.. It's all relative, people's tastes are different.
Aug 26, 2019 4:38PM
Joseph A. Robitaille
Good one, a great showing.
Jun 15, 2019 11:21PM
Dave Woodward, I must disagree. I’ve been to London 2 times, Los Angeles 3 times and New York MANY times. They are all very different and ALL are worth the visit.
Jun 10, 2019 6:31PM
Louis Michael Durocher,
Also it deprnds on ,when you go,if you chose the high end of tourist season of course you are going to run into à lots of if you go on the low-end ,well you have time to really appreciate your trip,and you save a bunch of money...
May 28, 2019 3:36PM
Melanie Millard Lively Waidler
I've been to Times Square several times during different times of the year and it was always crowded. The worst was during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade! I've also visited the Statue of Liberty but it was a cold misty day so it wasn't crowded. I haven't been to Miami in many years and don't plan on going anytime soon!! Key West is also another tourist trap to avoid.
Apr 2, 2019 4:04AM
Diane Lynn Kinsman
Mom had friends loved Taj Mahal, maybe maybe it was years ago. Pictures awesome.. no body but them.. maybe missionaries know when to go.
Feb 26, 2019 8:31PM

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