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tourist trap

noun [C] uk   disapproving us  
a crowded place that provides entertainment and things to buy for tourists, often at high prices
Translations of “tourist trap”
in Chinese (Traditional) 旅遊陷阱, 敲遊客竹槓的地方…
in Chinese (Simplified) 旅游陷阱, 敲游客竹杠的地方…
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