26 photos that show what popular tourist attractions are really like — and they're not as idyllic as you’d think
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26 photos that show what popular tourist attractions are really like — and they're not as idyllic as you’d think
The Great Wall of China snakes along for miles, beautifully devoid of anyone but you.
The Great Wall of China
In reality, there are humans everywhere.
The Great Wall of China
The pyramids of Giza, shrouded in mystery, beckon with wide open desert.
The pyramids of Giza
Not so much. The pyramids are literally in the middle of Cairo.
The pyramids of Giza as seen from Pizza Hut
The Mona Lisa is just waiting for you to take that perfect photo.
The Mona Lisa
...if you can even get a perfect photo from 10 feet away and through a massive crowd.
The Mona Lisa
Niagara Falls is magical.
Niagara Falls
More of a poncho-clad hell.
Niagara Falls
The Sistine Chapel is just begging to be studied in awed silence.
The Sistine Chapel
It's really a mosh pit with a beautiful ceiling.
The Sistine Chapel
What's a trip to Paris without a shot of the Eiffel Tower?
The Eiffel Tower
Lines are insane, so maybe it's best to just ogle it from afar.
The Eiffel Tower
Manneken Pis is a must-see for anyone visiting Brussels.
Manneken Pis
But why? It's a tiny statue on the corner of a busy pedestrian street.
Manneken Pis
Versailles, a true fairytale.
Versailles
Sorry, make that nightmare.
Versailles
Disney World, the most magical place on Earth...
Disney World
If you don't suffer from claustrophobia, that is.
Disney World
Beijing's Forbidden City looks gorgeous.
The Forbidden City
But we'll pass.
The Forbidden City
People love watching Buckingham Palace's guards change.
Buckingham Palace's guards
*A lot* of people love watching Buckingham Palace's guards change.
Buckingham Palace's guards
Yellowstone Park, a place for the quiet contemplation of nature's beauty...
Yellowstone Park
If you can find some quiet.
Yellowstone Park
People from all over the world flock to Copenhagen's Little Mermaid statue.
Copenhagen's Little Mermaid statue
”Flock" might be an understatement.
Copenhagen's Little Mermaid statue
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