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Survey Puts Eiffel Tower At #1

By: Bianca Bartz - Published: Aug 21, 2007 • References: telegraph
A recent survey by Virgin Travel Insurance ranked France's Eiffel Tower as the world's most disappointing tourist spot. The results come from a poll of 1,000 British tourists and are packed with some shocking results.

1. The Eiffel Tower
2. The Louvre's Mona Lisa
3. Times Square in New York
4. Las Ramblas, Spain
5. The Statue of Liberty
6. The Spanish Steps, Rome
7. The White House
8. The Pyramids, Egypt
9. The Brandenburg Gate, Germany
10. The Leaning Tower of Pisa

Maybe it's not that these places aren't mind-blowing -- perhaps it's that they have been given so much hype for being awe-inspiring and spectacular, that we create unreal images in our own minds. If we were to approach these landmarks without ever hearing about their wonder before, we would certainly think they were unbelievable.