Fake attractions that gather crowds of tourists ready to believe in any fairy tales

Fake attractions that gather crowds of tourists ready to believe in any fairy tales

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If you dream of real travel and immersion in the history and atmosphere of the place where you are going, you should avoid these attractions. After all, not only do crowds of tourists gather here all year round, but also the legends that envelop these places have little to do with reality. Some of them were created in order to cash in on the popularity of a movie, while others were created to profitably use distortions in history.

Fake attractions that gather crowds of tourists ready to believe in any fairy tales

Fake attractions that gather crowds of tourists ready to believe in any fairy tales

Fans of James Bond will surely remember the wonderful beauty of the views from the restaurant "Piz Gloria", which is depicted in the 1969 film "On Her Majesty's Secret Service".

Fake attractions that gather crowds of tourists ready to believe in any fairy tales

Actors from the movie "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" on the set of "Piz Gloria" — a restaurant built specifically for the movie. When producer Hubert Froelich was at the shooting location, it turned out that the restaurant was not ready yet. The production company paid for the completion of the restaurant under a special contract with the film studio.

Fake attractions that gather crowds of tourists ready to believe in any fairy tales

The settlement of Sleepy Hollow in New York State in the late 1800s was known as North Tarrytown, but then changed its name due to its favorable association with the famous short story by Washington Irving.

Fake attractions that gather crowds of tourists ready to believe in any fairy tales

Johnny Depp in one of the scenes of the 1999 film Sleepy Hollow. The film became one of the reasons for the wide popularity of this place.

Fake attractions that gather crowds of tourists ready to believe in any fairy tales

There are many contenders for the role of the fictional country of Shangri-La from the 1933 novel "Lost Horizon" by science fiction writer James Hilton. However, the Chinese city of Zhongdian officially changed its name to Shangri-La in 2001.

Fake attractions that gather crowds of tourists ready to believe in any fairy tales

Whether Zhongdian is a real Shangri-La or not, the views here are amazing. In addition to dense emerald forests and snow-capped mountain peaks, there are many Tibetan temples located here.

Fake attractions that gather crowds of tourists ready to believe in any fairy tales

There is no bridge over the real River Kwai, so part of the Mae Klong River was renamed Khweiai so that everything would be like in the novel. In the photo — the bridge over the river Kwai in our days.

Fake attractions that gather crowds of tourists ready to believe in any fairy tales

Pierre Boule's novel "The Bridge over the River Kwai" was successfully filmed in 1957 in a film starring Alec Guinness. The Mae Klong River was renamed after the release of the film.

Fake attractions that gather crowds of tourists ready to believe in any fairy tales

The real checkpoint "Charlie" was dismantled in 1990, when Germany united, and has since been moved to the museum. The photo shows the reconstruction, which tourists go to look at.

Fake attractions that gather crowds of tourists ready to believe in any fairy tales

Checkpoint "Charlie" (pictured) was a border crossing point between East and West Germany during the Cold War. This is the only place where American and Soviet soldiers served side by side on different sides of the border.

Fake attractions that gather crowds of tourists ready to believe in any fairy tales

Most people understand that Sherlock Holmes is a fictional character, but this does not stop fans from going to the museum of this famous detective.

Fake attractions that gather crowds of tourists ready to believe in any fairy tales

Although there is a sign "221b" on the building, the house is actually located at 239 Baker Street. What is most interesting, when the first book about Sherlock Holmes was published, such an address did not exist at all.

Fake attractions that gather crowds of tourists ready to believe in any fairy tales

Bran Castle (pictured) has long been associated with Dracula, but in fact everything was different. However, it is believed that the descriptions of Dracula's castle in Bram Stoker's novel were inspired by Bran Castle.

Fake attractions that gather crowds of tourists ready to believe in any fairy tales

The vampire described in the novel was copied from Vlad the Impaler (Vlad the Impaler), a nobleman who lived in the nearby Poenari Castle, which now lies in ruins.

Fake attractions that gather crowds of tourists ready to believe in any fairy tales

The hieroglyphic walls of the temples of the island of Philae seem to be real. So it is: they are really more than two thousand years old. But the island itself is not quite what it seems.

When the Aswan Dam was built, all the temples on the real island of Philae had to be moved to the neighboring, higher island of Agilkia to protect historical monuments from flooding. As part of an impressive-scale project, each stone was marked, and the temples were rebuilt on another island. The same was done with the temples of Abu Simbel.

Fake attractions that gather crowds of tourists ready to believe in any fairy tales

A copy of Antonio Beato's photograph shows the original island of Philae, on which the temple of Isis was located, as well as the Nile River from Biga.

Fake attractions that gather crowds of tourists ready to believe in any fairy tales

The film versions of the plot about Romeo and Juliet forced thousands of fans to go to Verona to look at the very balcony on which the famous lovers confessed their feelings to each other.

Fake attractions that gather crowds of tourists ready to believe in any fairy tales

In fact, the scene on the balcony is not included in the original play by William Shakespeare, and this balcony did not exist at the time of the author.

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