15 of the Most Disappointing Places to Visit in the World

Before planning a trip, most people want to know why they should visit a place. Another question people should ask is where not to go.

Not every reason for disliking a city or country will be relevant to every traveler and in most cases, every country has its pros and cons.

Here we have a list with reasons ranging from shithole cities to”underwhelming monuments and disappointing beaches. Don’t agree? Let us know in the comments.

1. Casablanca

“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

Casablanca is only known for its Mosque Hassan II. Flickr

2. Malè, Maldives

“Malè, capital of the Maldives. What a shithole. The rest of the Maldives was incredible.” —I_Nickd_it

Malè is known for being crowded. blindscapes/Flickr

3. Jamaica

“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 an exploration of nature and culture you’ll be sorely disappointed.” —aussydog

Reddit users had bad experiences with people asking for tips in Jamaica. Peter Q/Flickr

4. The Great Pyramids, Cairo, Egypt

“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

It’s impossible to forget you’re in Cairo. Robert Johnson/Business Insider

5. Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy

“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

The buildings that surround the Leaning Tower of Pisa are more interesting. McPig/Flickr

6. Mount Rushmore, South Dakota, US

“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 the 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

The visitors center of Mount Rushmore is very far away. neighborhoods.org/Flickr

7. Stonehenge, Wiltshire, UK

“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

Stonehenge is not quite what people imagine it to be. osde8info/Flickr

8. Daytona Beach, Florida, US

“Friends somehow convinced me to go a few years ago. Never again will I enter that city of my own free will.

There is literally nothing to do there, aside from going to the dilapidated beach and eating at Joe’s Crab Shack.” —danecdote

Daytona Beach just isn’t that great. cmcgough/Flickr

9. Pompeii, Italy

“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

All the amazing mosaics are gone. Giorgio Cosulich/Getty Images

10. Gibraltar

“It really is just a big rock and not the country it technically claims to be … You can see everything Gibraltar has to offer in a few hours. We were stuck there for a week.” —Noneerror

Not a whole lot to do in Gibraltar. KlipschFan/Flickr

11. Sentosa Beaches, Singapore

“It’s all fancy and hyper-developed and connected to one of the largest malls on earth (Vivo Mall), but you get to the beach via monorail and you get to the sand and look out to the ocean and all you see is oil tankers and factories spewing smoke on the horizon.

It was like some sort of futuristic dystopia.” —magnora4

The view from one of Sentosa’s beaches. decade_null/Flickr

12. Naples, Italy

“The city had piles of trash on the streets.” —GuluOne

“In the city of Naples and the surrounding countryside of Campania, Italy, the Mafia has controlled the waste-management industry for decades – dumping and burning trash across its rolling hills and vineyards.

In 1994, the European Union declared the situation an official environmental emergency, and things have only gotten worse since then.” —Azertys

Naples has a serious trash problem. mksfca/Flickr

13. Andorra

“Looking back, I think I basically just visited the outlet mall of Europe.” —breerocks

Reddit users said Andorra was pretty but tiny. Wikimedia Commons

14. Marrakesh, Morocco

“I’d never felt so abused before (I’m from America, there’s still sexism, but god it’s so much easier to deal with).

The molestation, coupled with the obvious disrespect (male shop owners would yell at me for not buying things — full-on yell and curse — and sometimes just for fun, then laugh when all the foreign girls around became upset.

They wouldn’t yell at other men.) made me swear never to go back.

“I saw one shop owner ask a mother how much she would charge for her blonde teenage daughter.

I’d gone through so much in a week I didn’t even register that until a guy in my group started getting really upset about it.” –  probs_wrong

Marrakesh can be misogynistic. Zé.Valdi/Flickr

15. Athens, Greece

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

Expect to see some scaffolding on the Parthenon. profzucker/Flickr

Source: Business Insider

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