The Great Wall Expectation vs. Reality

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The Great Wall of China is essentially a series of fortifications made of stone, brick, tamped earth, wood, and other materials, built along an east-to-west line across the historical northern borders of China to protect the Chinese states and empires against the raids and invasions of the various nomadic groups of the Eurasian Steppe. Today, it has become one of the world’s most popular tourist attractions, and with that, brings massive crowds, rain or shine. Continue reading to see more travel expectations (top) that do not live up to their reality (bottom). Click here for a few bonus images.

10. Leaning Tower of Pisa

Travel Expectations vs. Reality
Travel Expectations vs. Reality

9. The Mona Lisa at The Louvre in Paris, France

Travel Expectations vs. Reality
Travel Expectations vs. Reality

8. Relaxing on a Beach in the Maldives

Travel Expectations vs. Reality
Travel Expectations vs. Reality

7. Summer Picnic at the Eiffel Tower

Travel Expectations vs. Reality
Travel Expectations vs. Reality

6. Walking Around Santorini in Greece

Travel Expectations vs. Reality
Travel Expectations vs. Reality

5. Venice Canal Gondola Ride

Travel Expectations vs. Reality
Travel Expectations vs. Reality

4. Rio Beaches in Brazil

Travel Expectations vs. Reality
Travel Expectations vs. Reality

3. The Great Pyramids in Egypt

Travel Expectations vs. Reality
Travel Expectations vs. Reality

2. Stonehenge

Travel Expectations vs. Reality
Travel Expectations vs. Reality

1. Trevi Fountain

Travel Expectations vs. Reality
Travel Expectations vs. Reality