8 Touristy Places Still Worth Visiting
Some people actively avoid touristy places when they travel. We get it. Still, there are some touristy spots worth visiting, regardless of how many people will be there when you arrive. Here are eight of them.
8. The Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
France’s most iconic landmark attracts some 7 million people annually. Since its inauguration in 1889, it’s said that roughly 300 million people have come to see the famous tower. While it’s certainly a “touristy” place to go in Paris, it’s a total must-see.
Get creative with how you view the tower. There are plenty of alternative viewing platforms that don’t require a ticket purchase. The Place du Trocadero or some of the nearby bridges offer incredible views. There are also Seine River cruises for an added dash of romanticism.
7. Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Cambodia’s biggest tourist attraction and the UNESCO World Heritage Site that put Siem Reap on the map hosted around 2.5 million visitors in 2017. Ticket prices to the 12th-century Hindu-turned-Buddhist temple complex also experienced a 72% price spike. A day pass is now $37 for foreigners (up from $20 in 2016). Some folks at the Cambodian National Tourism Alliance feared the price increase would deter visitors, but people are still showing up in droves. Despite the price and the sea of people, we’d still highly recommend checking out Angkor Wat. Dominating roughly 400 acres, it is one of the largest religious monuments in the world and a stunning sight to behold.