It’s no surprise that travelers have much different interpretations and experiences of the world’s many landmarks than the locals who live around those landmarks do. Most often, the locals merely come to hate the landmarks due to the volume of tourists they attract. In some certain cases, though, there are much deeper reasons why locals might actually hate a landmark. What are the seven landmarks that are most despised by locals in the world? Let’s take a look…
1. Mount Rushmore
A stunning tribute to some of America’s greatest leaders, sure… But, did you know that Mount Rushmore was literally built on land held sacred by the Sioux? You may not have known that, but the Sioux definitely do.
2. The African Renaissance Monument in Dakar, Senegal
In Senegal, the name of former president Abdoulaye Wade is synonymous with ineptitude and corruption. Unsurprisingly, the locals regard this $27-million statue that he had constructed with disdain.
3. Nathan Bedford Forrest Statue in Memphis
What if we told you there’s a Confederate-era statue in Memphis that pays homage to one of the instrumental people in the founding of the KKK? Well there is, and you can bet what people think of it…