Times Square In NYC Tops The World’s Most Stressful Tourist Traps List; Full List Inside

Will you still travel to all these world-famous iconic landmarks?

by Shreya Ghosh
Times Square In NYC Tops The World’s Most Stressful Tourist Traps List; Full List Inside

Many of the most travelled cities globally are famous for their iconic and historical landmarks. When we plan a trip to Paris, we cannot imagine missing out on the grandeur of the Eiffel Tower. Similarly, a holiday to Rome is incomplete without travelling to the Colosseum. Looks like, many such places are not exactly as we expect them to be. A recent survey revealed a list of tourist hotspots that are globally popular but are the world’s most stressful tourist traps in reality.

Times Square Is Overrated, Says Study

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We have seen many videos and social media posts about tourists complaining how their experiences of exploring an Instagrammable place do not meet their expectations in real life. A recent survey by Preply has found places that are not only popular all around the world but are also considered underwhelming and just a tourist trap at the same time.

According to a report by Preply, they have used a few negative and stress indicators to curate this list. From calling underwhelming to overrated, favourite bucket list destinations have made it to the list of the most stressful tourist traps in the world.

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A total of 1,761 reviews termed the iconic Times Square as an overrated, an underwhelming, or a tourist trap and made it the most stressful tourist trap globally. Right next to this hotspot in NYC there is Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin. Surprisingly, the splendid Eiffel Tower is also present on this list in the third position with 1,291 stress-indicating reviews.

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Here’s The List of The Top 20 Most Stressful Tourist Traps In The World

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Many globally-renowned and iconic landmarks are on this list. From Paris to Barcelona to Rome to Copenhagen, famous and bustling places of travellers’ favourite cities are among the top 20 most stressful tourist traps in the world.

  1. Times Square in New York
  2. Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin
  3. Eiffel Tower in Paris
  4. The Little Mermaid in Copenhagen
  5. Las Ramblas in Barcelona
  6. Manneken Pis in Brussels
  7. The Blue Lagoon in Reykjavik
  8. Hollywood Walk of Fame in California
  9. The London Eye in London
  10. Guinness Storehouse in Dublin
  11. Park Güell in Barcelona
  12. The Louvre Museum in Paris
  13. The Astronomical Clock in Prague
  14. Spanish Steps in Rome
  15. La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona
  16. Ben Thanh Market in Ho Chi Minh City
  17. Colosseum in Rome
  18. Nyhavn in Copenhagen
  19. Jemaa el-Fnaa in Marrakesh
  20. Victoria Peak (The Peak) in Hong Kong

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These touristy locations witness a massive crowd of visitors all around the year. Crores of globetrotters wish to explore these places to witness the hype, magnificence, history, and more. If you also desire to visit these landmarks, plan your holidays and then share your reviews of enjoying travel diaries.

Have you travelled to any of these globally famous touristy locations? If yes, do you also find these to be chaotic and stressful?

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