Many destinations have been rebuilt, or renamed to entice visitors.
People fish on a pole in Sri Lanka
This is a long tradition of Sri Lankan fishermen. However, after the tsunami since 2004, most of the fishermen have left. Today, the fishing experience on this column only exists to serve visitors.
The balcony of Juliette’s house in Verona, Italy
A place not to be missed in Verona, Italy is the balcony of Juliet Capulet, a famous figure in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. In fact, this balcony is fake because at the time, the writer Shakespeare never even came here. The only point of contact for this house and the work, is that it is owned by the Cappello family – the family can be the inspiration for the writer to create the Capulets.
House No. 221B, Barker Street, London, England
The stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes and his house at 221B Barker Street, London are clearly fiction. However, this still does not prevent millions of tourists from flocking here to visit.
In fact, there is no house number 221B, but only a museum related to this famous person is located between number 241 and 237 of Barker Street.
Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin, Germany
The checkpoint of Charlie actually existed during the Cold War, marking the separation of East and West Berlin. But today, the checkpoint that became this popular tourist attraction is fake. Its true version was removed in 1990, while the “true version” is located in the Allied museum in Dahlem.
Bran castle, Romania
Millions of tourists flocked to visit Bran Castle in Romania, believing that this is where the writer Bram Stoker was inspired to write the famous Dracula novel. However, the author has never been to this castle, nor has he ever been to Romania.
Parthenon temple in Athens, Greece
One of Athens’s most popular attractions is the Parthenon, the place of worship for the goddess Athena. In fact, this temple was built in 483 BC and destroyed in 1687.
Today, what visitors visit is only a version rebuilt by the government. However, you can still find the original stone pillars in the British Museum.