Hollywood Walk of Shame: The Worst-Rated Tourist Attraction in the World

Hollywood Walk of Shame: The Worst-Rated Tourist Attraction in the World

...By Solomon Thomas for TDPel Media.

Luggage storage network, Stasher, has found the world’s best and worst-rated tourist attractions, and the grievances that visitors have had about them.

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At the top of the “worst” list was the Hollywood Walk of Fame in California, USA, with tourists being disappointed in the attraction and some stating that it “smells like urine” and is “unsafe”.

Flowers are placed on Olivia Newton-John's Hollywood Walk of Fame star
Flowers are placed on Olivia Newton-John’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star

Similarly, reviewers claimed that the Grand Bazaar in Turkey was “unsafe”, with “lots of fakes” and inflated prices.

Third on the list was the Taj Mahal in India, where reviewers have complained about pickpockets, aggressive sellers, and rude behaviour.

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The Hollywood Walk of Fame was rated the worst tourist attraction in the world and had the lowest Google Review score, with one tourist commenting on Tripadvisor that it was “dirty” and “unsafe”.

Similarly, the Grand Bazaar in Turkey was deemed “unsafe”, with reviewers claiming that there were “lots of fakes” and inflated prices.

Meanwhile, the Hungarian Parliament Building, Disneyland Paris, and the Blue Lagoon in Iceland were some of the attractions listed as the best by Stasher.

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Hollywood Blvd. sign with palm tree.
Hollywood Blvd. sign with palm tree.

The complaints about the Hollywood Walk of Fame ranged from unpleasant smells and trash to the presence of homeless people and street hustlers.

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There were complaints of being chased down and even across the street by a street peddler who wasn’t happy with a free will donation he received.

Similarly, the Grand Bazaar in Turkey was criticised for being a “tourist trap”, with “low-quality” and “fake” items, and “harassing” salesmen.

Traditional dishware and other items being sold at the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul
Traditional dishware and other items being sold at the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul

Reviews on Tripadvisor about the Taj Mahal in India have reported incidents of pickpocketing, aggressive sellers, and rude behaviour.

Meanwhile, the South Korean theme park, Lotte World, and Ocean Park in Hong Kong were among some of the other poorly rated tourist attractions.

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Despite the negative reviews, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Grand Bazaar, and the Taj Mahal remain popular tourist destinations.

Taj Mahal Unesco World Heritage site at Agra India
Taj Mahal Unesco World Heritage site at Agra India

Overall, these ratings serve as a reminder to travellers that not every tourist attraction lives up to its hype, and that it’s essential to research before going to these places.

As a tourist, it’s vital to have an understanding of the potential dangers and drawbacks that come with visiting certain tourist hotspots.

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