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These are the most disappointing travel destinations on earth*

*According to Reddit.

WE SEE A lot of lists telling travelers the best places to visit around the world.

But how about where not to go?

In a recent Reddit thread, users were asked what was the most disappointing place they’d ever traveled to, and why.

Here are some:


casablanca-mosque-hassan-ii Source: Flickr

“The least-interesting place in a fascinating country. Really, Casablanca is just a dumpy business district on the coast. Other than one obscenely expensive mosque that the previous king had built, there’s really nothing to see.” —Matthattan


jamaica-tourist-shop Source: Flickr

“They’re very in your face about tipping and expect money for everything … If you like staying in an all-inclusive resort wallowing on a beach doing nothing but laying about maybe Jamaica is for you. If you’re looking for exploration of nature and culture you’ll be sorely disappointed.” —aussydog

The Great Pyramids

egypt-dar-al-salaam-pyramids-tahrir Source: Flickr

“The pyramids could be seen from the Pizza Hut, so close it’s impossible to imagine them away from the city. At the pyramids themselves, you are constantly harassed by Egyptians trying to sell you stuff up to the point where you feel the need to start hitting them to get away from you. Left after just 15-20 minutes, couldn’t stand it any longer.” —Broes

The Leaning Tower of Pisa

leaning-tower-of-pisa-3 Source: McPig/Flickr

“It is so tiny compared to what you would have expected from pictures. The buildings around it are a lot nicer. It is overall very lame.” —happypants69

Mount Rushmore

mount-rushmore-visitors-center Source: neighborhoods.org/Flickr

“You drive up into the South Dakota mountains to see it, come to this enormous visitors center, then the ‘viewing deck’ is outside, you look up, and way in the distance is this tiny set of heads. It’s hard to say if it’s much smaller than the photos make it seem, or if the viewing deck is an absurdly long distance away, but the impression is vastly underwhelming.” —ratbastid


stonehenge-rainy Source: osde8info/Flickr

“It’s smaller than you think, you can’t get close to it, and it’s hours from London (which wouldn’t matter if it was worth it).” —StallinWasAJerk

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ruins-of-pompeii Source: Giorgio Cosulich/Getty Images

“Pompeii is lame and very crowded with tourists. All of the great mosaics have been taken by museums. If you want to go somewhere much better preserved, much more interesting, and way less crowded, check out the nearby ruins of Herculaneum.” —Ecuadorable


parthenon-with-scaffolding-athens-greece Source: profzucker/Flickr

“Expected the birthplace of a great civilization. Received slums and scaffolding.” - Kuba_Khan

Las Vegas

las-vegas-strip-10 Source: Megan Willett/Business Insider

“I’ve been twice and while it can be fun, it’s really not worth it. The streets are filthy, there are homeless people every twenty or so feet begging, and since you can get alcohol for free people get really drunk and start fights everywhere.” - Mos_definitely

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