Sunbathing in the Bahamas, playing with Dolphins at the Sea World in Australia, and mounting the peaks of Machu Picchu; probably how most of us imagined spending 2020. Regardless of the situation, there are still places holding the ground. In this article, we will look at the places dominated and flocked by the flow of international tourists. Without further ado, here are the “Top 10 Most Visited Places in the World.”
10. HongKong, China
Dominated by the skyscrapers and mountains at the same time, there’s no denying that Hong Kong has one of the most beautiful skylines in the world. Always moving and never sleeping, the city id filled with tourists hotspots and activities to quench that travel thirst.
Likewise, around 8.66 million people visited the city last year.
One can easily admire the city’s skyline from Victoria Peak or take a sea trip around at the Star Ferry. Hustling and bustling with night shops, Hong Kong is also a famous spot for shopping as it is the hub for many fashion brands.
9. Seoul, South Korea
Thanks to the boom of Korean culture and the success of the K-pop boy group, BTS, South Korea has become the desired destination for many people. True to the statement, more than 10.35 million tourists visited the city, making it one of the top 10 most visited places in the world.
Also, the capital of South Korea, Seoul is home to 10 million residents. Similar to Hong Kong, Seoul is a business and culture hub of the country where apparently, skyscrapers tower over historical palaces and pagodas.
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Aside from that, Namdaemun Market, iconic Seoul Tower, Hongdae, and Myeongdong Shopping Street are some of the must visit places in the city.
8. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
When talking about Malaysia, one is instantly reminded of Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur. Home to the gleaming skyscrapers, the capital also boasts colonial architecture, charming locals, and a plethora of natural attractions including Batu Caves.
Rich in culture and modern innovation, the dazzling city was visited by 11.12 million tourists last year. Divided into many districts, the Golden Triangle is without a doubt the main hub of the city. It consists of famous landmarks like Bukit Bintang, KLCC, and Chinatown.
Coming at number seven of the “top 10 most visited places in the world” is Singapore. We can not skip Singapore when talking about passion and innovation. Located between Malaysia and Indonesia, the mesmerizing destination is home to multiple cultures and nationalities.
Thanks to it diverse population, none of the districts are same to each other; each rich in their own history. Last year, the city saw the inflow of 11.88 million visitors, two times their population. Some of the popular tourist destination include Garden of the Bay, Sentosa Island, Little India and China Town, and obviously, the Orchard Street.
6. New York City, USA
At number six is New York City, USA, “Concrete jungle where dreams are made of” as Alicia Keys said. Obviously home to skyscrapers and people of numerous nationalities, the city attracts 12.27 million tourists yearly.
Always brimming with talents and exciting new stuff, the city has some of the world-class museums, amazing food, and unforgettable views to offer. Other activities include observing the Empire State Building, strolling across the Brooklyn Bridge, taking a selfie with the Statue of Liberty and celebrating new years at Times Square.
5. Istanbul, Turkey
One of the greatest cities in the world, Istanbul, Turkey still preserves the historical places, dating thousands of years even now. The country has gorgeous mosques with colorful tiles and dramatic architecture. Likewise, it is also home to the Hagia Sophia which is one of the Wonders of the World.
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Aside from the traditional delicacies, the city’s other attractions include the Blue Mosque, the Grand Bazaar, the Basilica Cistern, Eminonu Square, and more.
4. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Literally, the definition of an oasis in the middle of the desert, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is the most popular and the top most visited places in the world. About 14.26 million tourists visited the futuristic city with towering skyscrapers.
Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall, Palm Islands are some top tourist places accompanied with legendary nightlife, exotic landscapes, and desert safaris.
3. Paris, France
Famous for the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, and Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France, is the cosiest and popular city in the world. Paris is Jam-packed with exciting things to do in every corner whether it is museum-touring, cemetery-perusing, shopping, or opera-attending.
If not, one can just spend a cozy evening, having a lunch viewing the Eiffel Tower. No wonder, over 16 million tourists visited the city last year.
2. Bangkok, Thailand
Hands down the most popular and most visited places in the world, Bangkok offers a variety of sightseeing and entertainment options. Also known as the city that never sleeps, the capital of Thailand is a modern-day melting pot of contrasting cultures and faiths.
Moreover, the luxury malls and shopping centres goes hand in hand with street bazaars and floating markets. Along with the bright neon cities and flashy night life, sites like the Grand Palace, Wat Pho, and Wat Phra Kaew are must-see sights.
1. London, England
Topping the list of the “Top 10 Most Visited Places in the World,” London was visited by 18.82 million visitors. One can marvel at the city’s iconic buildings and palaces like Big Ben, London Bridge, Westminster Abbey, and the Hungerford Bridge.
Also, it is the world’s foremost fashion destination from luxury fashion stores to flea markets. Not to mention, London has been used as a backdrop for many movies including famous James Bond and classic Harry Potter.