With modernization and urbanization, countries are developing day by day and the cities too. Some may be work hubs, some may be popular for food, and some may be tourist attractions and so on. They have their own unique way of growth. Different types of people come and go, leave back their traditions and learn new traditions and other things in every city.
If you are a touring freak or not, you would have some dream destination to go. So, everyone likes to see places and enjoy.
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So, here is the list of the Top 10 Most popular cities in the World:
10. SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
Seoul is the capital city of Republic of Korea. Seoul was founded by Baekje in 18 BC. It is situated on Han River. It is a place where modern technology, tall skyscrapers and pop culture live alongside Buddhist temples, palaces and roadside markets. It is home to more than half of South Koreans. The city with 10.2 million overnight visitors, has site of ancient locust and pine trees, Gyeongbokgung palace and Dongdaemun design plaza as main tourist attractions. It also has 5 UNESCO world heritage sites: Changdeok Palace, Hwaseong fortress, Jongmyo Shrine, Namhansanseong and Royal tombs of Joseon dynasty.
9. TOKYO, JAPAN
Tokyo, the capital city and most populous city of Japan, though busy, is a mix of tradition and ultramodern technologies. Buddhist temples and tall skyscrapers breathe together. The Greater Tokyo Area is the place where the Emperor of Japan and Japanese government work. The notable tourist attractions are the Imperial Palace, Tokyo national museum, Edo-Tokyo museum and the opulent Meiji Shinto Shrine. Tokyo has been awarded numerous awards and they all show the achievements of Tokyo. It has been considered as an alpha+ city as listed by GaWC’s 2008 and 2014 inventory. Tokyo is the city which has been awarded highest number of stars by Michelin Guide. The overnight visitors to Tokyo count up to 11.7 million. It is also gearing up to host 2020 Summer Olympics and Summer Paralympics.
8. ISTANBUL, TURKEY
A major city in Turkey, Istanbul has 11.95 million overnight visitors. It was historically known as Constantinople and Byzantium. It is Europe’s largest city and one of the world’s most populous cities. The old city reflects the culture of many empires that ruled here. It is transcontinental and straddles between Europe and Asia through Bosphorus strait between Black sea and Sea of Marmara. It is the centre for economy, culture and history of Turkey. The Byzantine Hagia Sophia sports a soaring 6th century dome, rare Christian mosaics, Egyptian obelisks and the open-air Roman Era Hippodrome are very famous.
7. KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
It is a great place to visit. The national capital and largest city of Malaysia covering 243km² area with an overnight inflow of 12.02 million people stands at 7th position in my list. The official residence of Malaysian King, Istana Negara and parliament of Malaysia is situated in Kaula Lumpur. Sultan Abdul Samad building, British colonial era Kaula Lumpur railway station and the 451m Petronas twin towers beautify the celebrated city. The Petronas twin towers is the tallest twin building in the world.
What would you like to call this city-state off Southern Malaysia? You can call it as Lion city, Garden city or the red dot. It has multicultural population and is a global financial centre. It is the only island city-state in the whole world. From last 10 years it has been the only Asian country with top AAA sovereign rating by several agencies like Moody’s, Fitch and S&P. Sentosa, Singapore Flyer, Universal studios, Singapore Zoo, Jurong bird park, Museums and night safaris are famous in Singapore. 12.11 million People visit this place overnight.
5. NEW YORK CITY, NY
New York City, located at southern point of New York state is the most populous city of New York. This is one amongst the Top 10 Most Popular Cities in The World 2017. New York City noted as cultural and financial capital of the world. Entertainment, technology, media, fashion, art and other sectors are growing at a rapid pace in New York City. The headquarters of United Nations is situated here. One can visit Empire state building, Central Park and Broadway Theatre which are worth visiting. It has 5 boroughs located where Hudson River meets Atlantic Ocean. Manhattan is a famous borough of New York City. If you are on a budget, take a free boat from Manhattan to Staten Island for a superb view of Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline.
4. DUBAI, UAE
The city and Emirate located in the southeast coast of Persian Gulf is well known for its luxury shopping, lively nights and sexy architecture. A huge number of 15.27 million people doesn’t visit Dubai overnight for some petty reason, but due to the tourist attractions out there. The 828m tall Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, Dubai creek, Palm islands, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Miracle Garden and several other places are there to visit. Burj Al Arab is a luxurious hotel and frequently described as ‘World’s only 7-star’. It is ready to host World Expo 2020. For me, Dubai means luxury and royale.
3. PARIS, FRANCE
Paris, the capital city of France is well known for fashion, art, culture and gastronomy. The city was founded by Celtic people called Parisii in 3rd century BC. So, it got that name. The city is also known for the famous Eiffel tower and 12th century Gothic Notre dame cathedral. The city is cut by the river Seine and wide boulevards. It is also known for designer boutiques and cafes along Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. 18.03 million people visit Paris overnight.
2. LONDON, UK
London, capital city of England and UK, stands on river Thames and is visited by 19.88 million people overnight. It sports the Big Ben clock tower and Westminister Abbey, the site of British monarch coronations. London eye, Buckingham palace, Tower Bridge, St. Paul’s cathedral are some of the tourist attractions.
1. BANGKOK, THAILAND
Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand, is visited by most number of people overnight, that is, 21.47 million and makes it top the list. Grand Palace, Wat Arun temple which has landmark spire, Wat Phra Kaew temple, Golden Buddha, Lumphini Park and many other locations like the giant swing are to be visited. It is a beautiful city with a lot of tourist locations, food spots and what do you need more; the city is crazy.
This was the list of the Top 10 Most Popular cities for tourists for 2017. Did you select the place to go? All of these cities are worth visiting. Try and don’t wait for a chance to visit. Pack your backpacks and fly.