Traveling is the favorite leisure activity around the world and the trend is predicted to continue due to the increasing number of people who seek to enrich their lives with travel experiences.
The ranking of the top 10 most visited cities in the world is entirely dependent on the volume of the visitors.
Below is the list of the top 10 most visited cities in the world.
Bangkok is the capital of Thailand and is the most visited city in the world.
In 2017, Bangkok hosted over 20 million international visitors.
Some of its appeals are the Grand Palaces, the beautiful Buddhist temples, gardens, boat ride on the Chao Phraya River, and also one the most beautiful canal cities in the world.
Bangkok is an affordable tourist destination where shopaholics can get quality accessories of all brands at an insane price.
One of the most famous Budha statues in the world known as Wat Phra Kaew or the Temple of Emerald Budha offers a truly mesmerizing experience.
London is one of the most diverse cities in the world and the financial hub of Europe.
London has a rich cultural history and several attractions like the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, London Eye overlooking the Thames River, and the Parliament Building, no wonder more than 19.83 international visitors visited this iconic city in 2017.
The Buckingham Palace, the administrative headquarters and one of the most iconic buildings in London promise a thrilling experience.
The city is famous for its cultural heritage, unique lifestyle, variety of food, Castles, and Cathedrals.
The Palace of Westminster is the largest palace with over 1,000 rooms, 100 staircases, and an amazing 4.8 km of passage-ways.
Paris is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, famed for its romantic vibe, perfect city planning, and dazzling architecture.
Some of its highlights include the Eiffel Tower, Seine River, Arc de Triomphe, and the Cathedral of Notre Dame.
Paris is also a popular destination for fashion lovers and food enthusiasts.
Known as the city of light, Paris was one of the frontiers for civilization.
There are over 1,800 monuments, 173 museums that will give every tourist a unique Paris experience.
More than 17 million international tourists visited Paris in 2017.
Dubai is a popular tourist destination, with idyllic beaches, luxury hotels and resorts, the chance to experience a totally unique culture, and its famous shopping experience are one of its many appeals.
The Burk Khalifa measuring a staggering 829.8m is the tallest building in the world and the city’s most iconic and famous building.
The largest choreographed fountain system in the world, “the Dubai Fountain” and the man-made Burj Khalifa Lake are some of its major attractions.
Over 15.79 million international tourists visited Dubai in 2016.
Singapore is one of the cleanest cities in the world and over 13 million international tourists visited this iconic island city in 2017.
There are several attractions like Sentosa Beach, street shopping, beautiful skyscrapers, delectable food and nightlife, the Singapore Flyover, zoos and safaris in proximity.
The Singapore Botanical Garden is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the first tropical garden to come under UNESCO.
Travelers should note that Singapore apply strict laws and capital punishment is not a strange occurrence.
New York City
This is one of the most iconic cities in the world with more than 13.3 million international visitors in 2017.
New York is famous for its iconic buildings like the World Trade Building, the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty.
The essence of New York cannot be captured by written words alone.
New York is the largest natural harbor in the world because of its coastal position between the Hudson River and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kuala Lumpur is the capital city of Malaysia and a popular tourist destination.
Kuala Lumpur hosted more than 12.58 million visitors in 2017 who came to enjoy the unique experience this country offers.
The city has several tourist attractions like the Petronas Towers (the tallest twin buildings in the world), the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park, and the Kuala Lumpur Tower.
The nightlife, food, and shopping experience is a thrilling experience.
The capital city of Japan and the country’s financial headquarter hosted 11.93 international visitors in 2017.
The nightlife, food, and its famous Shinto shrines and temples in Tokyo are unparalleled.
Tokyo offers a mix of cultural and modern living and is one of the world’s most modern cities.
The oldest temple in the country, the Senso-Ji Temple in Tokyo dates back to year 645 offers lots of rich history and adventure.
Istanbul is a mix of Asian and European cultures and a major gateway to other continents.
Istanbul offers rich cultural history dating back to the Ottoman’s, and the ever buzzing Grand Bazaar which sells all kinds of wares.
There is never a dull moment in Istanbul, with over 10 million international visitors in 2017.
Istanbul is famous for its dazzling architecture like the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Hagia Sofia Mosque (now a museum), and the Topkapi palace complex built during the Ottoman Empire.
Seoul is a blend of ancient and modern and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.
In 2017, Seoul hosted more than 9.54 million international visitors.
Seoul offers history buzz inexhaustible treasure trove like the Grand Palaces of Gyeongbokgung and Changdeokgung.
Fashion enthusiasts would find enough options at the Myeong-Dong shopping districts.
The Gyeongbokgung Palace is the most popular attraction and is one of the Five Grand Palaces built by the Joseon dynasty accommodating more than 300 buildings including the National Palace Museum and the National Folk Museum.