13 tourist traps around the world that are actually worth visiting; Lindsay Cohn; Reader’s Digest

Cambodia – Angkor
  • Despite how long the lines might be, Niagara Falls is a must-visit.
  • The Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower both came from the same man, and both landmarks are must-sees.
  • India’s Taj Mahal is considered to be the greatest achievement in Indo-Islamic architecture.

Acropolis

History and architecture buffs — particularly those with a penchant for ancient Greece — won’t want to miss a trip to the Acropolis of Athens. Situated on a rocky hill above the city, the citadel complex contains an ensemble of significant classical structures, namely the Parthenon, which is regarded as the most important surviving monument from Greek Antiquity. Take a peek at these landmarks, including the Acropolis, zoomed out.

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is a must-see-before-you-die natural wonder. Sure, waiting in line, donning a bright blue poncho, and boarding a visitor-packed boat (aka the Maid of the Mist) is pretty much the definition of a touristy activity, but the chance to come so close to the gushing waters and powerful spray make it all worth it.

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