Tourist destinations from catalogs vs. reality

Take a look at how some tourist destinations, which are usually seen on the tempting photos from catalogs, see in real life. For some of us, the difference really is surprising!

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How are famous tourist destinations looks like in real

Photos of popular tourist destinations and attractions which are published with the aim of attracting tourists are often quite processed and sometimes very far from the real image of the place. Here’s a look at some popular tourist spots in photos, from which invite us in all its glory, and the photos, which are visible as slightly less glossy details.

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Forbidden City – Beijing, China

The main attraction of the Beijing, Forbidden City, every day attracts hordes of tourists. A surrounding of the Forbidden City is not so charming as you imagine when viewing photos. The ancient palace is in fact surrounded by unattractive modern skyscrapers.

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Forbidden City, China

Taj Mahal – Agra, India

The majestic Taj Mahal mausoleum, luxuriously shines from all the photos, but in reality the image is a little less glorious. The banks of the river Yamuna, which lies by the Taj Mahal, are a veritable small dump.

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Taj Mahal, India

Oia – Santorini, Greece

In the town of Oia on the Greek island of Santorini, we usually get invited by really beautiful photos. In fact, a small town on the cliffs look quite different.

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Oia, Santorini, Greece

Stonehenge, England

The magical image of Stonehenge vs. real image of Stonehenge along the highway

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Stonehenge, England

Pyramids of Giza – Egypt

Pyramids of Giza as seen in the photos tempting for tourists and realistic image of the pyramids on the plateau on the outskirts of Cairo.

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Pyramids of Giza, Egypt

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One Response to “Tourist destinations from catalogs vs. reality”

  1. angel
    May 9, 2014 at 3:44 AM #

    Someday I can travel around the world.

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