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7 Popular Tourist Destinations On Instagram Versus Real Life

Do you often admire pictures posted on Instagram by all those travel influencers? Don't they always look absolutely perfect, picturesque, and totally crowd-free?

Well, they do for a reason. Usually, those people either get to those popular destinations very early in the morning right before the place opens or even get invited on a private tour. Here's the reality of it all.

1. Instagram: Great Wall Of China

Wow, this picture makes me really want to visit the Great Wall Of China. Having this vast space all to yourself must be amazing.

Real Life: Great Wall Of China

If you show up at any time of the day that isn't super early in the morning this is what you will actually encounter.

2. Instagram: Besakih Temple, Bali

I've seen so many pictures of this famous place in Ubud, Bali and it's been making me so jealous. I wanna go there so bad.

Real Life: Besakih Temple, Bali

From what I've been told by travel enthusiasts, there's a huge line to get your perfect picture of the Besakih Temple so prepare for waiting.

3. Instagram: Pyramids Of Giza

Wow, I can't get over how stunning this picture is. The sky and the pyramid are completely coming to life here. I dream of Egypt.

Real Life: Pyramids Of Giza

There's such a booming business going around the majestic pyramids of Giza with camel rides and tour guides trying to cash in. Better go early.

4. Instagram: Mount Everest

It must be so surreal to get to climb one of the most famous mountains in the world. This is both breathtaking and such an accomplishment.

Real Life: Mount Everest

But then the reality is that you're not the only one who has ever wanted to climb this mountain and you must get in line. Wow.

5. Instagram: Spanish Steps, Rome

I remember strolling on the Spanish Steps in Rome when it wasn't all that crowded but that was over 10 years ago. LOL!

Real Life: Spanish Steps, Rome

Not much privacy going on here if you show up at the wrong time of the day. Wow, I've never seen it this crowded.

6. Instagram: Stonehenge Sunset

Apparently, it's quite a thing to see the ancient Stonehenge during the sunset. Just check out this stunning view. That must be something to see.

Real Life: Stonehenge Sunset

But unless you get yourself there on a private tour you might actually encounter this. Oh, this is not what I had in mind at all.

7. Instagram: Taj Mahal, India

This amazing mausoleum in India is definitely so picturesque. It's no wonder everyone wants to see it. It looks absolutely stunning here, doesn't it?

Real Life: Taj Mahal, India

Unfortunately, you might have to fight some crowds to get the perfect shot of this busy place. So, I wish you all the luck.