A few things you didn't known about the most famous tourist attractions of the world

Before I visit a country, I research all the aspects of that country that I want to visit. I analyze all the aspects: the social aspect, the cultural aspect and of …More
Before I visit a country, I research all the aspects of that country that I want to visit. I analyze all the aspects: the social aspect, the cultural aspect and of course the touristic aspect. Well, traveling a lot and being keen to know more news about the wonderful tourist attractions of the world, I thought to make a little list of some things less know about some of the most visited tourist points in the world.

1) The Great Wall of China is very steeply
A hike along the Great Wall of China does not seem to be a challenge too high for most of the tourists. The old construction has many steep parts and it can be difficult to cross than it looks in the pictures.
One section requires the climbing of four thousand stairs, just to get to the lowest point of access. Sometimes the walk along the Great Wall of China is very exhausting for most of the visitors.

2) The fast-foods around the pyramids of Egypt, have their scammers
The Egyptian constructions, reminiscent of the ancient civilization, are among the most popular tourist attractions in the world.
The large number of visitors attracts many scammers who try to take advantage of the tourists inattentiveness. One of their tactics is to provide the cheapest camel rides, and later to request exorbitant prices for the descending.

3) Mona Lisa is admired much harder than you think
Mona Lisa, also known as Gioconda, is considered to be the best known and most visited masterpiece in the world. Designed by Leonardo da Vinci, probably between 1503 and 1506, the painting is exhibited in the Louvre Museum in Paris.
Following the theft of the painting in 1911, and numerous attempts to vandalize it, Mona Lisa is located behind a bulletproof glass pane and you can not stay too close to the famous work. The large number of visitors admiring the Mona Lisa makes it even more difficult.

4) The ruins of Pompeii are not protected by tourists
Even though they are the oldest and are some of the most well-preserved remains from the Roman Empire, tourists are allowed to touch the ruins and even to sit where they want.
More recent incidents, including the collapse of Gladiators House, have provoke reactions and allegations of negligence on the part of the Italian authorities.
Let's try to change this and if you visit this special place and you see visitors who take advantage of these ruins, let' tell them that it is not good, and maybe, doing this, we can change something.

5) Dead Sea baths can be unpleasant
The Dead Sea is a salted lake located between Palestine, Israel and Jordan. One of the most saltiest water body of the world, the lake attracts many tourists every year. The extreme salinity of the sea can be unpleasant and even if the sinking is almost impossible, causes many accidents, sometimes deadly.
Authorities recommended that tourists wear waterproof sandals, to avoid the eye contact the face contact and must not shave before because the sensitive skin also the small cuts may be affected by salt. Also, visitors are advised only float on the back and not try to swim, and if they swallowed saltwater, they are requested to contact the lifeguards.

6) Iguazu waterfalls water may be brownish
Located on the border between Argentina and Brazil, Iguazu River waterfalls are considered to be some of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world. The reputation and most of the pictures remind us of the turquoise water and the sparkling waterfalls but in some places, their color is closer to that of Brazilian coffee. All this because of deforestation and of the heavy rains.

7) How to climb the Eiffel Tower in a fast way
The construction made by the architect Gustave Eiffel for the 1889 World Fair in Paris, is one of the most famous landmarks in the world. Because of the large number of visitors, those who want to climb with the famous elevator in the tower have to wait around two hours in line.
A faster and cheaper method involves climbing on the stairs to the second level, where you can take the elevator to the last observation deck, located at the height of 276 meters, with no standing in line. The walk can be difficult for those who are not used with the movement, because until the second level are over 600 steps to climb.

8) The Leaning Tower of Pisa began to sit straight
The construction of the tower began in the twelfth century and ended two hundred years later. The building began to incline since the lifting of the second level because of the poor quality of the foundation and soil.
The Italian authorities have decided to take measures in the last century, especially after the collapse of the tower of Pavia, in 1989. Since then, the tower was turned by more than 45 centimeters and recently stopped moving for the first time in its history.

9) The Statue of Liberty - to visit the statue you must have a reservation
To climb to the crown of the famous statue, made by Frederic Auguste Bartholdi at the end of the nineteenth century, it is necessary to prepare yourself from time.
Reservations are nominal and hard to obtain, and the access of the bigger groups of four is not allowed. Also, a person can not visit the statue more often than once every six months.

10) The gardens of Versailles are more interesting as the palace
The Palace of Versailles, built by Louis XIV, the Sun King, is a symbol of the opulence of the Ancient Regime in France.
The gardens of Palais, which stretch over eight million square meters, are at least more interesting and worth to be visited separately.

11) To be admired "The Last Supper" you must have a rezervation
Just as with the Statue of Liberty, the famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci requires advance preparations. "The Last Supper" is a mural, done in the late fifteenth century, which is located in the old dining hall of the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie from Milan.
Reservations must be done with two months before, and the tourists are allowed to admire the work of da Vinci for 15 minutes.

12) The Old Faithful geyser is erupting less frequently
The famous geyser from the Yellowstone Park was named Old Faithful, because of the predictability of eruptions. In recent years, the interval between two eruptions increased significantly, reaching around 91 minutes.

13) You can not take photos in the Sistine Chapel
The Sistine Chapel, decorated by Michelangelo in the sixteenth century, houses one of the most famous murals in the world. Although it is visited by a large number of tourists every year, they can not take pictures inside, even for additional charges.

14) The hikes through the Grand Canyon are dangerous
The Grand Canyon in the United States offers amazing views and many tourists are not satisfied to be photographed on the brink, they prefer to go hiking in the area. US officials warns that the temperatures range greatly, some routes are difficult and dangerous trips for inexperienced travelers. Around 250 people are saved each year in the Grand Canyon.

15) It's hard to take a picture at the Fontana di Trevi
It's really difficult to take a picture at the Fontana Trevi, due to the large number of tourists. One solution would be to visit the famous fountain in Rome at night
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