The 10 Most Visited Places in the World : Reality VS Expectation

What is behind the stunning images of the most famous places in the world ? Where are the landscapes that we usually see on the websites once you reach them?

Often it happens to be disappointed in front of a historical monument, or on a tropical beach that we heard described as enchanting.

Here are pictures of the 10 places of the world as we expecting them and how they are in reality.

1.THE GREAT WALL | CHINA

Built from 215 BC by Emperor Qin Shi Huang, the Great Wall is one of the most visited places all over the world. Its length measures about 8,851 kilometers. It is an UNESCO World Heritage Site from 1987 and in 2007 is also been included among the seven wonders of the modern world.

This is how it is in your expectation:

This is how it looks in the reality when you go for a visit.

The visitors line is a human river.

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2.THE PISA TOWER | ITALY

 

The so-called Tower of Pisa is the bell tower of the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta.

Located in Piazza del Duomo which is the most famous monument because of the characteristic slope. The tower is a symbol of the city of Pisa as well as of Italy.

Its slope is due to subsidence of the underlying soil has already occurred in the early stages of construction.

It has been proposed as one of the seven wonders of the modern world.

This is how it is in your expectation:

And this is how it is in real life, when you go to visit it.

A typical fun for those who visit the site is to come back home with a special photo!


3.EL CRISTO REDENTOR | BRAZIL

 

Christ the Redeemer (Portuguese: Cristo Redentor) is one of the most famous Art Decò statue all over the world, representative Jesus Christ.

The statue, which misure more than 38 meters high, is placed on top of the Corcovado mountain, which rises to 700 m s.l.m. overlooking the city and the bay of Rio de Janeiro.

The statue, made of concrete and soapstone stone and built between 1922 and 1931, is also a symbol of the city as wells as the Brazil.

It was added in 2007 among the seven wonders of the modern world.

This is how it is in your expectation:

This is how it is in the reality, when you go to visit it.

In the photo it depicts the queue to reach the monument.


4.THE TAJ MAHAL | INDIA

 

Always considered one of the most remarkable beauties Muslim architecture in India.

The Taj Mahal is a mausoleum built in 1632 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favorite wife, Arjumand Banu Begum, better known as Mumtaz Mahal.

It is one of the UNESCO World Heritage since 1983. As well it was included in 2007 among the new seven wonders of the world.

This is how it is in your imagination:

 

This is how it is in the reality.

In this picture below the monument is just visible from afar.


5.THE COLOSSEUM | ITALY

 

The Colosseum is the largest amphitheater in the world.

With a capacity that can hold a number estimated between 50,000 and 75,000 spectators, the Colosseum is also the most imposing monument of ancient Rome that has come down to us.

Known throughout the world as a symbol of the city of Rome as well as one of the symbols of Italy. In 1980 entered the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, as well as the entire historic center of Rome.

The monument is moreover one of the seven wonders of the world.

This is how it is in your imagination:

This is how it is in the reality

All Romans know that the Colosseum should not be visited during peak seasons, because the line is always endless.

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6.THE GIZA'S PYRAMIDS | EGYPT

 

The Giza Necropolis is located in the outskirts of Cairo.

Its main monuments are the Pyramid of Cheops, which is also the only one of the seven wonders of the ancient world that has come to this day, the Pyramid of Khafre and the Pyramid of Menkaure.

Whereas the sphinx, who in Egyptian mythology was a monument that was built near the pyramids as a protective symbol to wish a happy afterlife to Pharaoh, is situated on the eastern part of the complex.

This is how it is in your imagination:

This is how it is in the reality.

Every day on this amazing archaeological site, come thousands of tourists from everywhere around the world.


7.THE LITTLE MERMAID | DENMARK

 

Located at the entrance of the port of Copenhagen, which is one of the symbols. It depicts the main character, the Little Mermaid, one of the most famous fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen.

The statue was commissioned in 1909 by Carl Jacobsen, son of the founder of Carlsberg, who had been fascinated by an adaptation of the fairy tale as ballet.

It was created by the sculptor Edvard Eriksen and shown for the first time to the public Aug. 23, 1913. Eriksen used his wife Eline as a model.

This is how it is in your imagination:

This is how it is in the reality.

Tourists relaxing in the sun in front of the monument.


8.VENICE | ITALY

 

Venice is one of the most popular destinations for tourists from all over the world.

With its romantic canals, good food, art and traditions, can only be coveted by those who love to travel.

This is how it is in your imagination:

This is how it is in the reality.

The usual crowd of travelers, huddled in the streets of downtown.


9. THE TIME SQUARE - NYC | USA

 

Times Square is one of the main intersections of the New York district of Manhattan, located at the intersection of Broadway and Seventh Avenue and stretching from West 42nd Street to West 47th Street.

Despite being smaller than the Red Square in Moscow, the Puerta del Sol in Madrid, as well as the Champs-Elysees in Paris, as well as Trafalgar Square in London or the Tiananmen Square in Beijing, Times Square has nevertheless achieved a status of iconic landscape. Therefore it has become a symbol of New York City.

Times Square is famous for its large and numerous animated and digital billboards.

This is how it is in your imagination:

This is how it is in the reality.

In the life of every day The Times Square intersection remains a crossroads of passage for millions of New Yorkers , local inhabitants, and of course, tourists.


10.THE MONNALISA | FRANCE

   

Definitely the most iconic and enigmatic portrait of history. As well as one of the most famous works of art ever. The Monnalisa is a painting of Leonardo da Vinci, preserved in the Louvre Museum in Paris.

This is how it is in your imagination:

This is how it is in the reality

Visitors besiege the Monnalisa potrait.


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