Both are magnificent but I prefer the later 🙂 Yes the Pyramids make for a great photo op but the temples fascinated me way more!
Is it just me or have other travellers also been a little disappointed after visiting the Pyramids of Giza?
I always had this image of how the pyramids would be in my mind, somehow it just did not match my expectations. It is no doubt majestic and standing tall in all its glory. But something about it did not seem to match what I was expecting it to be. If I may dare say that! Don’t get me wrong, I am aware of the hard work that has gone behind the making of the Pyramids and specially at a time when there were no trucks, lorries or a pulley system that worked like a modern day machinery.
What I am trying to say is that, do we build certain out of the world expectation when it comes to such marvellous and world famous structures? More so when they are one of the original 7 wonders of the world? Why is it that we build a certain expectation from a place even before visiting it? Looking at pictures on the Internet, or reading reviews on Trip Advisor is something almost everyone does these days before visiting a place. Does this spoil the joy of discovery? It definitely takes away a certain surprise element of the trip.
In fact personally, I found the cruise on river Nile, trip to Luxor and Aswan way more fascinating. Almost 70% of the locals of Luxor & Aswan depends on tourism as the means to their daily livelihood. The ancient ruins have stood the test of time and is maintained exceptionally well by UNESCO and the locals alike!!
PS-We were guided by professional tour guides for both the places.
What’s your take on this? Have you ever felt the same way about any destination or architectural wonder that seemed to be a tad bit over hyped?