When we travel, we often try to do a little research about the popular attractions that we definitely shouldn’t miss when going to a certain areas, and we often find interesting things like making a certain wish on a certain fountain will make it come true or that certain buildings are as historical as they were portrayed in a particular movie. So here are some Beliefs about some of the Popular Destinations across the globe.
1. Only tourists visit the Spanish Steps in Italy.
It is commonly believed that locals don’t visit the well-loved tourists attractions in their places, this is also believed to be true when we are talking about the famous Spanish Steps in Italy. As a major tourist hotspot, there are a lot of foreigners who visit the Spanish steps, but it is not true that locals do not visit these iconic structures. We simply do not see many locals because they often go to see the monuments during the off season.
2. The Great Wall of China is the only man-made structure visible from space.
This “fact” can often be seen or read in school textbooks. In reality The Great Wall of China may be the world’s longest man-made structure, but it is not visible from space. The discovery was made by Chinese astronaut, Yang Liwei in 2003 and clarified the misconception.
3. The capital of Canada is Toronto.
Toronto is the largest city in Canada, as well as its financial, making it easier for many to believe that it is the capital. Canada’s capital is actually Ottawa, located some 279 miles away and Toronto is Ontario’s provincial capital.
4. The pyramid are in the middle of a desert.
Although we can see lots of pictures of the majestic pyramids that stick out in the middle of a desert, far from civilization and almost in the middle of nowhere; these pictures are actually just taken to look like that. The pyramids are not actually that far from the bustling city, not to mention lots of local merchants and buses that bring thousands of visitors to and from Cairo. You should also expect to go through security and pay admittance fees.
5. The Queen’s official residence is the Buckingham Palace.
A lot of tourists go to the Buckingham Palace in London to see the changing of the guards ceremony, and sometimes to get a glimpse of the Queen. The Queen technically lives in the Buckingham Palace but it is not her official residence. The Windsor Palace in Berkshire is her official residence. Although if you’re lucky enough to go to the palace at a certain event, you might actually see the Queen waving at the expectant crowd.
Discovering these little chunks of knowledge may seem irrelevant, but knowing the truth behind about certain beliefs is also an advantage. At least for a certain time you were able to enjoy and take pride in knowing these things. Knowing and accepting this reality won’t hurt, at the end of the day knowledge is still knowledge whether we accept it or not. We hope that you enjoyed reading this article on the 5 Myths that People Believe about Famous Places and find it useful in making your travel plans.