Yes, they are mentioned in every travel guide. Yes, they’re teeming with tourists. But not all “tourist traps” are created equal. Here are 5 places our audience couldn’t resist. And neither should you.
The Great Wall
Built between the 5th century B.C. and the 16th century A.D. to block outsiders, the 5,000-mile Great Wall has ironically become the very thing most visitors come to China to see. It’s an astonishing testament to human ambition, ingenuity, and xenophobia, not to mention the fact that its size is astounding—it drapes the mountains in sections for 1,500 miles, from the Yellow Sea to its curiously abrupt conclusion in the middle of the far-west Gobi Desert. [Read more...]