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Tourist traps are actually worth it

The Great Wall of China at the top of the list

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One of the first things to do when visiting a new city to verify that the sites that are famous. But are those popular tourist spots really worth the fuss?

If you’re going to China, you can not leave without a visit to the Great Wall, right? And if you’re in Seattle, you must visit the famous Space Needle – it is one of the best observatories in the world. Travel to New York City? Your visit is not complete without a visit to the statue of liberty.

There is a reason why millions of people are attracted to these great attractions each year. They provide opportunities to learn about another culture or to explore religious sites, monuments, museums and natural landscapes.

Not all tourist attractions live up to the hype– but these are some of the many that do.

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    Great Wall of China, China

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    This is the largest man-made structure ever built, and one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world. It stretches over more than 2,000 km in the North of China and can be seen from space. Visitors can stroll along the parts of the wall, and even camp out overnight.

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    The statue of liberty, New York City

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    Located on Liberty Island in New York Harbor, the statue of liberty is a universal symbol of political freedom and democracy. Visitors can climb 393 steps to the observation deck and experience stunning views of New York City. Nearly 3.5 million people visit the Statue of Liberty each year. History buffs can then with the ferry to Ellis Island to learn more about how the U.S. arise, and immigration patterns over time.

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    The Eiffel Tower In Paris, France

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    The eiffel tower is one of the most visited monuments in the world, and you don’t have to spend a dime to enjoy its beauty. Tourists can take for a picnic in the park outside and take in the historic tower. If you are going, glass elevators takes you to the top for a panoramic view over Paris and its iconic locations.

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    Angkor Wat, Cambodia

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    The temple of Angkor Wat is located in one of the most popular archaeological sites in Southeast Asia, the Angkor. It is also one of the largest religious monuments in the world, spread over more than 400 hectares. Approximately 5 million tons of sandstone was used for construction in the 12th century.

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    Las Vegas Strip, Las Vegas

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    There are many exciting adventures in Sin City. But one of the most crowded attractions– and the biggest tourist attractions– the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. It stretches about 4.2 miles and is home to some of the world’s top resorts and casinos. It can be filled with people, but the light, impressive architecture and street-shows can make a nice walk for tourists of different ages.

     

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    Taj Mahal, India

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    The Taj Mahal is a must-see world heritage site. It is known as the jewel of Muslim art in India.” But if you want to take in the Taj Mahal, book a trip soon. A survey of 2010 showed the attraction is facing a major threat from the contamination. Experts believe that the pollution and erosion in combination can lead to collapse. Since then I have adopted to preserve the white marble and other valuable elements.

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    The Acropolis In Athens

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    The Acropolis, also known as the “Sacred Rock” is located on a hill which rises in the basin of Athens. Consists of the remains of several ancient buildings of great historic significance, this playground of the ruins is a must for history and classical architecture buffs. The henon is perhaps the sites most famous attraction, but there are plenty of beautiful buildings to admire.

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