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Don’t Fall for the Hype: 6 Iconic Landmarks in the World That Aren’t as Amazing as We Thought

There’s a certain allure to the world’s most renowned landmarks, and for good reason. They are monumental testaments to the creativity and ingenuity of human beings, standing as proud symbols of our history, culture, and achievements.

But just because something is iconic doesn’t necessarily mean it’s worth seeing. In fact, a group of passionate travelers lists some of the most popular landmarks in the world that aren’t actually as amazing as they seem.

One believes the Leaning Tower of Pisa could be bigger and more impressive, suggesting that the gimmick of taking a forced-perspective photo holding up the tower can be exhausting.

Leaning Tower of Pisa

An individual thinks that although the Mona Lisa is not a landmark in the true sense of it, they were unimpressed by its size and that it had more allure in pictures than in sight. 

Mona Lisa

You’ve likely seen this landmark on TV screens for ages, but someone thinks it is ordinary and undeserving of the attention it gets. In their words, Sunset Blvd ‘’Is just a rundown street with dingy storefronts and the Church of Scientology trying to rope you into joining their cult.’’

Sunset Blvd in Hollywood

Situated on the U.S.-Canada border, these massive waterfalls look better on camera than on sight, some users explain. One user finds fault with the troupe of tourists usually overcrowding the grounds nearby alongside tacky souvenir shops and casinos that always fail to impress.

Niagara Falls

Stonehenge is one of the most famous prehistoric monuments in the world. Located on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, England, it’s the largest and best-preserved among the well-known stone circle sites. However, many visitors are disappointed when they get to see it up close.


Designed to be a tribute to the big stars of the entertainment industry, one user argues that the stretch of sidewalk along Hollywood in Los Angeles could be more impressive.

Hollywood Walk of Fame

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