Is your favorite tourist trap just a fake?

This summer, you are likely going on holiday. You're just as likely to visit a sight that's a fake.



Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel frescos, Warsaw's Old Town, The Parthenon in Athens... The list of re-built classic destinations could go on and on. Whether by accident, arson, willful destruction or war, historical monuments and places get damaged and 're-built'.

The best example is The Parthenon, which was completely blown apart in 1687 and has since been re-built several times over.

While repairs are essential, don't they also take away from the original experience? The feeling of standing in the midst of history?

Whatever your thoughts are on that, The Telegraph has a list of more-or-less genuine tourist destinations.

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Last updated by Jack on 15 June, 2007 in Travel.

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