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?


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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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