Whether you’re a backpacker or a random tourist, citing cities on where to go for your next trip is a bit challenging. You have all the time to choose your next destination, but suddenly, you will be on the verge of wanting to visit everywhere on your list at the same time. Picking and deciding is trivial. And coming up with your final decision is as difficult as choosing what to eat, what to wear, what to do and everything that’s what.
The usual place everyone wants to visit is the city that offers a stunning nature, historical landmarks, ancient ruins, modern landscapes and contemporary attractions. And among the typical ones are from the USA, United Kingdom, and most parts of Asia. And most of the time, tourists tend to demand delicious cuisines, extraordinary traditions and pleasant climate.
For the past few years, many cities were listed to have lured millions of visitors for their tourism industry. The Top 10 Most Visited Cities in the World list below shows the top ten most visited cities in the world.
10. Antalya, Turkey
The eight most populated cities in Turkey, Antalya is called the “Gateway to the Turkish Riviera”. It is located on the Gulf of Antalya and is considered the largest city on the Mediterranean coast. Today, Antalya is one of the most visited cities in the world. Its tourism has gone far in contributing to its economic growth.
Antalya is the fastest-growing city in the country. Visit the place with you family and bring your kids to the Beach Park. The park offers an excellent time in Aqua Land and Dolphin Land. Discover the beauty of the city filled with stunning beaches and traditional Turkish culture. But don’t forget to explore the old town center and see the Hadrian’s Gate.
9. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
What’s comes first into your mind when you hear the city? The Petronas Twin Tower and the KL Tower or just two of the many skyscrapers in the city, that’s what. Kuala Lumpur means “muddy river confluence” in Malay. It is the biggest and capital city of the country.
Kuala Lumpur is the cultural center of Malaysia which features its high-rise towers and modernization. Visit the oldest Hindu Temple in the country, the Sri Mahamariamman. Shop at the Central Market. The Central Market is where people haggle for handicrafts and souvenirs.
8. Shenzhen, China
Situated at the north of Hongkong, Shenzhen plays a significant role in the country’s tourism industry. When you don’t have a visa, you can buy a temporary visa at the Luóhú border, Huángǎng. It may cost $25 for most nationalities and about $72 for British nationals on a cash basis only. However, you can also buy from Macau or Hongkong.
Shenzhen is considered the home of the most modern buildings in the world. The city features several tourist attractions even if it is vastly industrial. You can visit the Chinese Folk Culture Village, Safari Park, and beach resorts. Also, explore the Windows of the World which showcases the models of the Eiffel Tower, the pyramids, and Taj Mahal.
7. New York City, USA
New York City is a stunning place to visit whether for first timers of tenth-time visitors. Every place offers their unique qualities. And so the city has a lot of great things in the sack. Either you’re a first time visitor or not, New York City will make you come back and visit the city. The Big Apple is among the most visited cities in the world.
There are numerous things to do in the city that never sleeps. Aside from visiting the beautiful tourist sites, the city offers various must have things to do in New York City especially for first-time visitors. If you’ve been to the Time Square, Statue of Liberty, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and you want to change your course for your next visit, here are ten fun things you might be interested in trying.
6. Macau, Macau
Known as a City of Duality, Macau is also regarded as the “Sin City of Asia”. It has been popular as a gaming destination where it began luring visitors with a growing collection of shows, entertainment and nightlife. With its historic center filled with both Chinese and European architecture and culture, the city has been named as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO.
Also called the “Vegas of the East”, Macao is the only place in China where gambling is considered legal. The city is packed with restaurants, cafes and bars. Casinos can also be easily seen. You can visit the historic center of Macau, Macau Tower Convention and Entertainment Center, Ruins of St. Paul’s, Largo de Senado, Macao Museum, Guia Fortress, AJ Hackett Macau Tower and many more.
5. Paris, France
Known as one of the most beautiful cities, Paris is a lively city crowded with heaps of villages. Located on the Seine River, Paris is a cosmopolitan and a major town in the continent. While the tourism elevates each year, new establishments and buildings are appearing.
Walk along the old buildings on the cobblestones streets; visit the Cathedral Church of Notre Dame, Sacré-Cœur, and the Eiffel Tower. Taste the city’s delicious cuisines, go around the newly built restaurants, pubs and cafes, and stroll around the playgrounds, parks and food markets. Enjoy the city like a true Parisian.
4. London, United Kingdom
London has been the catch basin of visitors and investors from all over the world. Known for its enormous infrastructures like the Crossrail, King’s Cross-St Pancras and the Embassy Quarter and Battersea Power Station projects completing the skyline.
The city is a great place for newcomers or you just plan to live there. With its innovative restaurants and top-notch food and cuisines, London has been acknowledged as one of Europe’s most exciting food cities.
3. Bangkok, Thailand
The capital and most populous town in Thailand, Bangkok is known for its lively street life, cultural landmarks, and its notorious red-light districts. Bangkok is known for its spicy, mouth-watering cuisines and street foods. The food tastes classically delectable once you’ve tried and mix it the core flavors like sour, salty, and sweet.
Visit the golden palaces, floating markets, grandiose porcelain-laid pinnacles, and tour around the capital city. Bangkok also features its beautiful tourist attractions like the Pratunam or Siam Square, the European-style gardens of Dusit, the Wat Arun temple of Thon Buri, the Wat Pho temple in Phra Nakhon, and the Grand Palace. Don’t miss the mango sticky rice!
2. Singapore, Singapore
Also known as the “Lion City”, “the Garden City” and the “Red Dot”, Singapore is an Asian country and the leading global city in the Southeast Asia. It is also the only island city-state in the world. It is designated as the “easiest place to do business” by the World Bank for ten consecutive years and the EIU’s “Technology-ready” nation.
Singapore also received many awards including the top UIA’s International meetings city, BERI’s Best Investment Potential, WEF’s Second Most Competitive Country, third largest foreign exchange center and many more. Head to the three beaches on Sentosa, visit Chinatown, Little India, Kampong Glam, or the East coast, and stroll along the Bras Basah area. You can also visit the Singapore Zoo, Night Safari, Botanical Gardens, and the Gardens by the Bay, Bugis and the Marina Bay.
1. Hongkong, Hongkong
Known for its skyline and deep natural harbour, Hongkong is one of the most densely populated metropolises in the world. It is also designated as one of the most vertical cities in the world; Hongkong has a limited land which created a solid infrastructure. This has then led them to be the modern architectural center. Although air pollution has become a major problem in the city, the citizens still enjoy the second longest life expectancy in the world.
The country has been a tourist hub that attracts millions of visitors every year. It has grown into a popular tourist destination throughout the years. Try out the city’s delicious dim sum, go up to the Victoria peak and enjoy the city’s skyline, visit the Ngong Ping Village, relax at the Lian Garden, and step into the Chi Lin Nunnery and the Ocean Park. It is also famous as the home of Disneyland in Asia.