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2022-11-01 21:21:02

What fake attractions are very popular among tourists

What fake attractions are very popular among tourists

In our world there are many unique sights and legendary places that are visited by millions of tourists from all over the world. Travelers are interested in exploring historical locations, getting acquainted with their origin and interesting facts about them.

However, not all of the attractions that are now very popular among travelers are authentic and real. Sometimes tourists are offered to buy an excursion to a place whose authenticity cannot be proven, or it is completely fake, although it is passed off as a legendary historical monument.

Burial places of Jesus Christ

Despite the fact that Jesus was one person, according to the Bible, in the world you can find as many as 5 of his graves. Three of them are located on the territory of Jerusalem, and the most unusual place where Christ is allegedly buried is ... Japan. Japanese Christians believe that Jesus was not crucified, but lived a long and peaceful life, dying at the age of 106.

According to local believers, Christ is buried in the north of the country, in the village of Shingo.  In Jerusalem, it was not Jesus who was crucified, but his brother Isukiri: the brother of the Son of God was executed when Jesus was traveling near his historical homeland in Tokyo. Christ traveled through the Middle East, and later, when he learned of his brother's crucifixion, he returned home, passing through Alaska and Siberia.

The fifth popular place of the alleged burial of Jesus is Kashmir – a state in India. Here is the mausoleum where the Muslim priest Yuz Asafa rests - a character who in the eyes of believers is identified with Jesus Christ.

The coldest places on the planet

Not all travelers like to spend their holidays on the beach, swimming in the ocean and sunbathing. Some tourists adore extremely low temperatures and the culture of peoples who constantly live in cold places. Such people often buy tickets to Oymyakon , a city in Yakutia, which is recognized as the coldest on Earth. Local residents are very happy to come, because tourists bring a lot of money to the village. The population of Oymyakon takes guests to the most beautiful places of the region, demonstratively conduct traditional rites, feed with national dishes. Travelers from different countries come to the festival "Oymyakon" and the Yysakh holiday to get acquainted with the secrets and culture of this place.

However, for the title of the coldest place on the planet, another place is fighting - Verkhoyansk. There is also a sign "Pole of Cold", as well as a thematic museum. The lowest temperature was established here in 1885, but the frost in Verkhoyansk was harsher than Oymyakon by only 0.1 degrees Celsius. The two cities compete for a long time, which does not harm tourists, who still visit the two coldest places on the planet and are filled with unforgettable impressions. The infrastructure of settlements is regularly improved to make it easier for guests to move around.

Romeo and Juliet's Balcony

Hundreds of tourists come to the house in Verona to look at a place that remembers one of the strongest and purest manifestations of love. William Shakespeare gave this place a huge popularity, but travelers often forget that "Romeo and Juliet" is a work of fiction that was invented by the writer, and in reality lovers did not exist. However, this does not prevent local residents from selling souvenirs with this theme, which annually bring a lot of money.

Places where Christopher Columbus was born

If a traveler wants to visit the place where the freight forwarder who discovered America was born, he will have the opportunity to visit one of the six official homelands of Columbus - all of them are located in Italy and Spain. Many of these houses are new buildings that appeared after the death of the traveler, but the locals skillfully come up with reasons to believe that it was here that Christopher Columbus was born and lived.

One such house is located in Genoa, and it was built in the XVII-XVIII centuries, although the researcher himself was born in 1451. Guides claim that this building is a reconstruction of the very house where Columbus spent his childhood. Christopher once appeared in the city with the long name of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, where he handed over his ship for repairs, but now the locals claim that he lived here for many years. The house, which is also a new building, has now been turned into a museum, and tickets are sold there to curious tourists.


Stonehenge is recognized as the eighth wonder of the world and annually receives tens of thousands of tourists from all over the planet. The history of the origin of this monument has not yet been precisely established, and scientists do not cease to put forward their versions. Some say that there was a cemetery here, others are sure that Stonehenge is a Druid sanctuary and a place of rituals, and still others believe that these boulders served as an ancient calendar.

However, tourists now see not the building that was erected thousands of years ago - in the middle of the twentieth century, a complete restoration of the monument was made. All stone blocks were replaced by concrete ones, and the very location of the cobblestones became even more different from the original - earlier archaeologists repeatedly moved the columns, so Stonehenge in its original form has not existed for several hundred years.

Loch Ness Lake

Formally, this is not that a fake - rather a beautiful legend, behind which there is nothing.

The legend of the Loch Ness monster of enormous size arose during the reign of the Roman Empire in the world. The stories of the Legionnaires became especially popular in the first half of the twentieth century, when thousands of people from different countries went to Scotland to see this mysterious monster. Local residents quickly realized that on this legend you can earn fabulous money, so they began to build hotels, restaurants, souvenir shops, boat rental points on the shore of the lake. In addition to the ghostly chance to see Nessie, travelers to this lake have nothing more to expect: the nature here is not so amazing, and there are no other attractions. However, this does not prevent Loch Ness from being one of the most popular tourist locations in the world.

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Egor Eremeev
Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Westminster University (Business & Management), London.
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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