The next best things to see at seven of world’s top tourist attractions

After going to great lengths to reach iconic but isolated heritage sites such as Petra, Machu Picchu or the Grand Canyon, sightseers often skip equally impressive places of interest that are literally just down the road. And yet the desert valleys of Wadi Rum, where Lawrence of Arabia roamed on horseback, are as spectacular as Petra; the Pisac archaeological site near the Peruvian city of Cusco is an under-visited mini Machu Picchu and the rugged sandstone formations of Monument Valley should…

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