These are officially the cheapest attractions in the world
At one time or another, everyone has been let down by a supposedly legendary tourist attraction, whether it’s because of the long lines, the extortionate prices, or just because it was kinda crap. . But which iconic tourist attractions are, in general, the worst?
Well the airport parking company ParkSleepFly did some research and came up with a ranking of the cheapest attractions in the world. Analyzing each venue’s ticket price and the number of “poor” and “terrible” reviews, ParkSleepFly then gave the attraction a “value score” out of ten. Overall, the study looked at 30 different locations.
Last comes the Empire State Building in New York. With its fame for its long queues, grueling stairs and sky-high prices, it’s no wonder the icon is considered such poor value. Next came Buckingham Palace in London, disappointed with its exorbitant £30 ($39) entry fee, followed by Stonehenge in the UK and the Guggenheim Museum in New York, both of which saw incredibly high rates of negative reviews.
In particular, no less than four of the top ten are in the UK. Guess we just have a thing for overrated tourist traps, huh?
But the study was not entirely negative. The research also revealed the best value for money tourist attractions around the world. The Great Wall of China in Beijing was both the cheapest attraction in the study and had the fewest negative reviews, which is quite impressive. It was followed by the Taj Mahal and the Forbidden City, both of which had exceptionally low ticket prices and very few negative reviews.
You can read the ParkSleepFly results in full herebut in the meantime, below are the ten cheapest and cheapest attractions in the world, with their respective scores.
The cheapest attractions in the world
1. Empire State Building, New York, 1.03
2. Buckingham Palace, London, 1.90
= Stonehenge, Wiltshire, 1.90
= Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1.90
5. London Eye, London, 2.07
6. Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2.59
7. Palace of Versailles, Versailles, 2.76
8. Petra, Ma’an, 2.93
9. Vatican Museums, Vatican City, 3.28
10. Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, 3.97
The most economical attractions in the world
1. Great Wall of China, Beijing, 10:00 a.m.
2. Taj Mahal, Agra, 8.28
3. Forbidden City, Beijing, 7.76
4. Prague Castle, Prague, 7.59
= Eiffel Tower, Paris, 7.59
6. Grand Canyon, Arizona, 7.42
7. Victoria Peak, Hong Kong, 7.07
= Colosseum, Rome, 7.07
9. Acropolis, Athens, 6.21
10. Louvre, Paris, 5.86
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