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
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
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
Sheila Dial
I believe in sone cases certainly not all your attitude can be a factor. If you go anywhere that you have preconceived that someplace is going to be a zoo, then it will be. Really becomes just a self fulfilling prophecy.
Feb 12, 2019 3:01AM
Dave Woodward
I am originally from England and many people keep telling me that they would love to go to London. Maybe they would but London is a crowded city and can be dangerous however, you can see all the well known sights in about 3 days. After that get out and go to see the rest of the country. Devon and Cornwall in the southwest are beautiful areas. Yorkshire and Derbyshire in the north east have some amazing scenery. If you do not like the countryside and insist on London, go to New York or Los Angeles, you will see the same concrete jungle
Jan 28, 2019 6:47PM
Jane Elise Naylor
One can see the original Statue of Liberty on the banks of the river Seine in Paris!
Dec 27, 2018 12:42PM
Maureen Whitehall
A lot must be said about tourism ruining our beauty spots, but please do not condemn then, it’s the petty criminals and hangers on that spoil it for most of us.
Nov 15, 2018 3:27AM
Robert Cox
I have to disagree with most of the choices chosen as "tourist traps". I was fortunate to travel as an 18 year old in 1969. Expense was not an issue - but I came from an under privileged family. I guess I just got lucky. I saw sights that I could only have dreamed of. I can't say I have been everywhere but in 1969 there were no queues as such. One could park your car at the steps of St Peter's in Rome. A gondola in Venice cost nothing. A taxi drive to the pyramids of Giza in Egypt was not a luxury. I have revisited Capri, Pompeii, France, Germany, the Netherlands many times, Spain, explored the continent of Europe and all of my native homeland South Africa from top to bottom. Times have changed and travel has become expensive and more and more people can afford it now. Quiet places are flooded with tourists. There is always something else to see. I shall never see enough..........
Oct 31, 2018 8:39AM
Connie P. Frias
I had climbed the Statue of Liberty up to the crown and I enjoyed the thrill of the climb and the trip. Times Square is a busy place but it would be worth it to stroll the area and come to know more of New York City. One has not gone to New York City if he/she has not wandered around the area where the Big Apple drops welcoming the New Year.
Oct 20, 2018 10:07PM

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