Five Popular Travel Photos That Are Too Good To Be True (And Are)

Check out this article before you get your hopes up. Although these cities will remain beautiful already, these “landmarks” do NOT exist.

I know…a disappointment for me too.

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From the floating lanterns in Thailand to Arizona’s Antelope Canyon, travel photos can be some of the best and most beautiful types of pictures out there. However, some of these popular shots that have graced image boards time and time again aren’t the real deal. From clever cropping to extreme color correction, a handful of these well-known photos don’t actually depict how that city, monument, or landscape really looks. And sometimes, the place doesn’t event exist! Determined to get to the bottom of these too-good-to-be-true photos, we’ve compiled a list of some of these deceptive shots and the real stories behind them.

1. The photo: The popular photo below practically has a permanent spot on Pinterest’s travel page. However, this photo, claiming to be a place in Dublin called “Castle Island” actually doesn’t exist at all.

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