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One of the most off-putting aspects of visiting popular attractions is waiting in long lines and fighting against a crowd. While we all want to snap a photo to share with our friends and families, sometimes facing the crowds are just not worth the trouble. However, there a few attractions that are just too incredible not to see in person. To not waste your precious vacation time, the following tourist attractions are worth the hassle and wait.

Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon, located in Iceland, is on the must-see list for many travelers. Despite what most people think, the milky blue waters of the lagoon are not a natural occurrence. The lagoon is a man-made structure that was created in 1976 after runoff from a geothermal power plant. One of the reasons why this attraction is so popular is due to its healing abilities. The water has a mix of minerals including sulfur and silica that have shown to do wonders for the skin. The lagoon even offers treatments for people who suffer from psoriasis. Plus, the waters have an eye-catching appeal that makes the crowds and steep entry prices worth it.

Machu Picchu

Nestled amongst the mountains of Peru, you can find Manchu Picchu, a creation that dates back to the Inca Empire. Across the board, many travelers will tell you that pictures will simply not do the attraction justice. Manchu Picchu is a great opportunity for any hiking enthusiasts. While there, you can hike along the Inca Road, which links the city of Cusco with Machu Picchu. If you are short on time or physically unable to climb, you don’t have to sit this attraction out. There are buses and trains that can easily take you to the top, so you don’t have to miss the amazing views.

The Great Wall of China

One of the most well-known wonders of the world is the Great Wall of China. The wall is over 2,000 years old and stretches over 13,000 miles. The Great Wall was first built in 220–206 BC by Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. Over the years, the Great Wall has been rebuilt and maintained. Much of the existing wall that we know is not the original wall and instead of the Ming Dynasty. What once was a wall to keep others out, has attracted visitors from all over the world. From its history to its architecture to its a breathtaking presence, the Great Wall of China has something to offer for everyone.