Five destinations you only need to visit once

Some destinations give you little reason to return. Here are five places you won't want to revisit.



Agra Photo: Alamy

It's hard to overstate just how impressive the Taj Mahal is in real life. This marble mausoleum is truly dazzling; everyone should see it. However, once that's out of the way, there's no need to spend time in its shabby home city, Agra. And no reason to return.


Jakarta's famous traffic.

Jakarta's famous traffic. Photo: Alamy

Perhaps you like traffic jams. In that case, Jakarta is going to rock your world. You'll spend more time trying to get to places than actually being there. For everyone else, the Indonesian capital is a place to call through once and then swear to avoid.


Sao Paolo: A sprawling metropolis

Sao Paolo: A sprawling metropolis Photo: Alamy

Sao Paulo is great. It's big and bustling and lively. It has an edge to it. It has style. It has character. It's also, however, a sprawling megalopolis with a serious crime problem. Worth seeing once, but probably not again.


UB: Not worth it

UB: Not worth it Photo: Shutterstock

You should visit Mongolia's capital city to access everything that makes Mongolia amazing: the wide-open spaces of the Steppe, the nomadic culture of its people, the history of a once-feared nation. Those things are worth experiencing again. But UB? No.


Pisa: Little to hold your attention

Pisa: Little to hold your attention Photo: Shutterstock


Obviously, you want to see the Leaning Tower. And you should, too, as it's pretty spectacular. However, this is purely an exercise in box-ticking. Once you've seen the tower you've seen it, and there's little else in Pisa to hold your attention.

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