Today is the second day of the National Day holiday. Xiaohong from Chengdu went to Hangzhou to visit. The first stop of his trip was Hefang Street. But the moment he stepped into Hefang Street, it was like sitting on a portal and returning directly to Kuanzhai Alley.
Not to mention the similar streets and shop furnishings, the invisible crowds also made Xiaohong regret, “For the National Day, it’s not good to eat and drink spicy food at home, come here to suffer.”
In order to appease Xiaohong, Mr. DT deliberately collected complaints from the majority of netizens on various social platforms during this festive season, and provided you with a guide to avoiding pits in scenic spots. Let us take a look
Not much to say, let's look at the data directly.
According to Zhihu’s discussion of pit-daddy tourist destinations (data comes from all the replies under Zhihu’s "Where are the domestic tourist cities or attractions that disappoint you most?"), we found the TOP10 cities that are the easiest to step on domestic travel.
Why are these cities? When we further counted the scenic spots that "went to regret", we probably got one or two of them.
Many literary and artistic youths once had beautiful illusions about Gulangyu’s island style and fresh painting style. However, more than 100 related posts tell us that most people's trip to Gulangyu is almost a journey of disillusionment.
From the ferry terminal where the sea of people is comparable to the Spring Festival travel season, to the black and suppressed flow of people after going to the island, to the all-in-one Taobao physical store in the ancient town, the over-exploited Gulangyu made netizens have a deep understanding of what it means to be tired.
Even, in the eyes of many locals, Gulangyu is also an unworthy scenic spot among individuals.
From the light of Xiamen to the dislike of everyone, it is not just the scenic spot of Gulangyu. The most famous attraction in Xi'an, the Terracotta Warriors and Horses, was also sent to the front row by netizens. "It's a shame to eat tasteless", "It's just like on TV", "Large-scale figure I just have a bird's-eye view, and I won't let it look up close"...
从厦门的光芒到每个人的厌恶，它不仅是鼓浪屿的风景区。西安最著名的景点，兵马俑，也被网友送往前排。 “吃无味真是太可惜了”，“就像在电视上一样”，“大人物我只能鸟瞰，而且我不会让它靠近起来” ...
The Yellow Crane Tower in Wuhan is also worth talking about. Relying on many famous poems such as "The Old Man Said to the West the Yellow Crane Tower" and "The Yellow Crane Tower is Empty Here", the Yellow Crane Tower has innate cultural IP advantages.
However, when they came to the Yellow Crane Tower, which was rebuilt in 1985, visitors with nostalgia for the past discovered that it was originally a modern concrete tower with elevator, and it was full of calligraphy and painting.
Some netizens revealed that when they visited the Yellow Crane Tower in the sixth grade of elementary school, they found that there were men's underwear on the third floor of the Yellow Crane Tower, and it also said "men's enlarged underwear". In this way, the fairy spirit and artistic conception of "The First Building in the World" and "The Wonderful Scenery of the World" disappeared instantly.
Amidst the complaints, we also found that everyone complains about a type of scenic spot.
Similar to the ancient city scenic spot, there are also the much reputed "snack streets" and "alleys". Among the top 20 most pit attractions, Muslim Street in Xi'an, Confucius Temple in Nanjing, Ciqikou in Chongqing, Kuanzhai Alley in Chengdu, Nanluogu Alley in Beijing and Hubu Alley in Wuhan all belong to this category.
Netizens complain that these streets are not tasty or fun, and the prices are not cheap. It can be said that they are almost the same.
Specifically, how are these tourist attractions so disappointing?
We have counted thousands of netizens' complaints about the above-mentioned tourist destinations, and based on the number of mentions of different keywords, we have identified several major reasons why these tourist destinations are disappointing.
Key words such as "tickets", "fees", and "prices" point to obvious points.
Expensive tickets for domestic scenic spots have long been no news. Huashan, which is shortlisted for the TOP20 most disappointing attractions in China, has a ticket price of 160 yuan. There are also ancient towns that everyone complains about. Xitang Ancient Town charges 80 yuan, Zhouzhuang 100 yuan, and Wuzhen Xizha charges 150 yuan.
According to data released by the Tourism Research Center of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, about half of the 5A scenic spots cost 100-200 yuan, and there are 16 scenic spots within the statistical scope that charge more than 200 yuan, including Guangzhou Changlong Tourism Resorts, Longhu Mountain Scenic Spot in Yingtan City, Wulingyuan-Tianmen Mountain Scenic Spot in Zhangjiajie City, etc.
Expensive tickets are one aspect, and the consumption level of popular tourist attractions is often not low, and the phenomenon of "killing tourists" is blooming everywhere. Many netizens have complained about Guilin’s Elephant Trunk Hill Park, which is "two yuan for locals and 75 yuan for out-of-towners, which is outright regional discrimination."
In addition to the high cost, keywords such as "snacks", "commercialization", "development", "junk", and "service" also tell everyone
Take ancient towns and the so-called historical and cultural districts as examples. Just as netizens vomit, most of them are planning routines of antique buildings + snack street, not to mention cultural heritage and featureless. We can also often see some ancient building sites or natural scenic spots, overhauling modern equipment such as elevators, introducing shops and chain brands that are incompatible with the environment.
In addition, many netizens also cited their own experience of being deceived, which made Mr. DT feel distressed and couldn't help laughing.
In the discussion of the most disappointing spots, the netizens nominated Xi'an and the Terracotta Warriors
If coupled with certain holidays, crowds of people will come in, and the otherwise poorly managed scenic spots will become crowded, and the price increase will worsen, which will make the tourists who come here get crit.
In the final analysis, the gap between the buyer show and the seller show is too large. Tourists bear high travel costs, but when they arrive at the destination, they find out, that’s it?
We also compiled a list of the most disappointing overseas tourist destinations.
Checking everyone's comments, we found that these highly complained overseas tourist destinations also have problems such as exaggeration, misleading publicity, urban environmental maintenance, and slaughter of tourists.
Again, the external image promotion of these tourist cities and attractions greatly increased the expectations of tourists, but ultimately failed to live up to the name.
In fact, in the discussion of disappointing spots, some people also raised many questions. "Tourists should make a good strategy and come again", "Tourists who don't understand history and culture visit these attractions, they are violent," "The pot with many people should not let the scenic spots come back"...
实际上，在讨论令人失望的景点时，有些人也提出了许多问题。 “游客应该制定一个好的战略，然后再来”，“不了解历史和文化的游客来访这些景点，他们是暴力的”，“人多的锅不应该让景点回来” ...
Mr. DT doesn't think so.
A few years ago, during the "fake terracotta warriors" in Xi'an, many tourists even had to search the Internet for a guide to avoiding pits. These guides included how to avoid and identify various scammers along the way from the train station to the scenic spot.
There is also a copycat version of the Sphinx in Shijiazhuang. These piercing eyes are not much more than the original version, which is really dumbfounding.
Another example is the "Mirror of the Sky", an Internet celebrity attraction that has been spent heavily in the past two years. Just looking at the copywriting and photos, this can be said to be a paradise on earth that you regret if you don’t go: standing on the mirror of the sky is like hanging on the blue sky, walking on it is like walking in the clouds, hanging in the air...
But after arriving, I discovered that it was a mirror full of footprints, with noisy human voices, and mineral water bottles thrown on the ground at random, properly "a human trap that I regretted when I went."
When the cost of traveling in a city or scenic spot is too high, you need to do enough detailed homework, and you may even need to train in advance various skills such as screening cheats and self-defense martial arts to avoid these obvious minefields. So, is TA really worth a visit?
Therefore, in order to prevent everyone from stepping on the pit, Mr. DT also carefully prepared a list of the most worthwhile travel recommended by netizens. (To sort out all the replies to the three posts on "What are the interesting and unpopular places in China?", "What are the good niche tourist spots in China?" "Which are not overdeveloped attractions in China worth visiting?" )
This list not only lists the most surprising tourist regions and cities for everyone, but also points out the key points from the reasons recommended by netizens. For example, when you go to Xinjiang, you can't miss the scenery of Yili and Sailimu Lake. If you go to Sichuan, you can try Niubei Mountain, which is not so well-known but has unique scenery.
These tourist destinations and attractions recommended by netizens are relatively niche.
Perhaps these scenic spots are not necessarily more beautiful in terms of scenery than those popular scenic spots, but the small crowd means that there will be less false publicity, less excessive commercial development, and less explosive traffic. Then this Field trips may be easier to meet our expectations.
Of course, Mr. DT also hopes that the minds of these niche people will not become "public" so quickly.
In your travels, which pits have you stepped on? Where is the tourist destination that disappoints you the most? You are welcome to share in the message area, let's avoid lightning!
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