Have you experienced visiting a dream destination only to find that the spot is packed with tourists it was impossible to get a good picture? Well, you’re in for a treat. We found out that there are secret vantage points not far from some of the world’s most popular tourist sites.
- St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome
While you won’t be able to marvel at Michaelangelo’s handiwork, the Knights of Malta Keyhole on Aventine Hill perfectly frames the famous Renaissance church.
- Wat Arun – Bangkok, Thailand
Wat Arun is a must-visit in Bangkok, but it can be a pain to get to. Booking a table at The Deck restaurant gives you a breathtaking view of the temple, without the crowds.
- Acropolis – Athens, Greece
One of the best spots to admire Acropolis is totally free. If you climb up the nearby Filopappou Hill you get a great view that gives you a full shot of the ruins.
- Berlin Wall – Berlin, Germany
If you’re tired of dealing with the crowds at the East Side Gallery, the Invalids’ Cemetery features a decrepit, lesser-known piece of the famous wall between East and West.
- Christ the Redeemer – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Well, this isn’t necessarily a secret spot, but travel experts believe a $150 chopper ride is the only way to truly get a sense of the scale of Christ the Redeemer.
Have you been to these tourist spots?