Most visited tourist attractions
Ever wondered what are the top ten most visited tourist attractions in the world? Well, you will be surprised that some of the most expected monuments and attractions don’t make it to the list of most visited tourist attractions of the world.
There are some surprise inclusions too. So what are you waiting for? If you are a traveller or if you love reading about exotic places, you need to memorize this list of most visited tourist attractions.
Tourist Attraction #10. Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris
Notre Dame de Paris means ‘Our Lady of Paris’ in French is a Gothic Cathedral located in Paris. It’s a 12th century building best known for its French Gothic architecture that attracts around 14 million visitors in a year. The large number of stairs to be climbed makes it less child and elderly-friendly.
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Tourist Attraction #9. Golden Gate, San Francisco
One of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, Golden Gate Bridge is San Francisco’s most famous landmark. This is the world’s largest suspension bridge and a wonderful example of engineering that attracts a little more than 14 million visitors per year. People go there to see a reality, which once was an impossible dream.
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Tourist Attraction #8. Forbidden City, Beijing
Located in the center of Beijing, Forbidden City was the home to 24 emperors of Ming and Qing dynasties. Now known as the Palace Museum, Forbidden City is the largest ancient palatial structure in the world that witnesses 15 million visitors per year.
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Tourist Attraction #7. Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mexico City
Situated in the outskirts of Mexico City, Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe is a Roman Catholic Church. It is the most visited catholic shrine of the world and its annual visitors count is around 20 million.
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Tourist Attraction #6. Niagara Falls, New York and Ontario
Niagara Falls is the collective name for three waterfalls that straddle the international border between Canada and the United States. It is the most famous waterfall in North America, which attracts 22 million visitors per year. Maid of the Mist is definitely worth trying.
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Tourist Attraction #5. Meiji Jingu Shrine, Tokyo
Dedicated to the first emperor of modern Japan and to his wife, Meiji Jingu Shrine is one of the most visited tourist attractions of the world. People come here for complete relaxation and peace of mind. This enormous shrine attracts around 30,000,000 visitors per year.
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Tourist Attraction #4. Central Park, New York City
Central Park is the gem of New York City. It has theaters, fountains, tennis courts, several lakes and a lot more distractions to offer to its visitors. The best way to see this huge park is by bicycle that you can get on rent. Annual visitor count of this park is 40 million.
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Tourist Attraction #3. Times Square, New York City
Times Square is the busiest square of the World. It is very rarely that somebody visits Times Square and doesn’t take a selfie. It is famous for its many Broadway theaters, cinemas and electronic billboard. Times Square is a tourist magnet and annually more than 50 million visitors walk the Times Square.
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Tourist Attraction #2. The Zócalo, Mexico City
The Zocalo is the heart of Mexico City. It is the main public square and one of the most recognizable places in the Mexico City. People gather here for cultural and civic events and celebrations throughout the year. More than 85 million people visit Zocalo in a year.
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Tourist Attraction #1. Grand Bazaar, Istanbul
Grand Bazar of Istanbul is the most visited tourist attraction of the World. People from around the globe come here for its famous carpets, hand-painted ceramics, jewelry, spices and antique shops. The charm of this bazar is so irresistible that more than 90 million people end up visiting Grand Bazar every year.
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