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Kanika Nevatia May 07 2014

Which are the best tourist places in the world?

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Can’t make up your mind where you want to go for a fabulous holiday? Don’t worry. With our handy list of the best tourist places in the world, you won’t find it hard to prioritize your travel bucket list in advance this year.

Times Square, New York, USA

From flashing lights and megastores to Broadway shows, Time Square, New York City’s neon heart, has everything it takes to woo a visitor. This place is visited annually by approximately 39,200,000 visitors!

Photo of Times Square (by Francisco Diez)

Union Station, Washington DC, USA

The Union Station in Washington, DC, is an architectural marvel that incorporates Classical, Beaux Arts and Baroque styles. With over 70 retail outlets, cafes and restaurants, it has become a famous shopping stopover. This station shuttles approximately 13,000 passengers daily.

Photo of Union Station (by Mark Fischer)

Las Vegas Strip, USA

Gambling, people-watching, shopping, exploring themed hotels and casinos and witnessing the dance of the fountains in front of the Bellagio are just some of the many things you can do at the Las Vegas Strip, Las Vegas. This strip is visited by approximately 30 million visitors every year.

Photo of Las Vegas Strip (by chensiyuan)

Niagara Falls

Witnessing six million cubic feet of water gushing down from a height of 188 feet at the Niagara Falls will leave you awestruck with its sheer power. The majestic beauty of these amazing falls draw huge crowds annually. It is, without a doubt, one of the best tourist places in the world.

Photo of Niagara Falls (by Dmitri Markine, www.dmitrimarkine.com)

Grand Bazaar, Istanbul

From intricately patterned carpets to stylish jewellery, the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul has eye-catching souvenirs in its myriad alleys. And, once you are done with bargaining and finding some prize steals, you can treat yourself to kebabs or a refreshing cup of Turkish coffee. This bazaar is visited by approximately 16 million visitors annually.

Photo of Grand Bazaar (by Alaskan Dude)

Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France

Known for its Gothic architectural brilliance, stunning rose windows and antiquity, the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris makes for an amazing and peaceful experience for visitors flocking here. This Cathedral is annually visited by around 13 million visitors.

Photo of the Notre Dame Cathedral(by friedwater)

Epcot Centre, Florida

Epcot Centre in Florida is where families can have a great time, enjoy fireworks and explore futuristic sci-fi attractions including Mission Space, Soarin and Spaceship Earth. They can also design their very own roller coaster and experience it! This centre is visited by over 11 million visitors annually.

Photo of Epcot (by chensiyuan)

Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco is one of the most beautiful bridges in the world. It spans the channel between the San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. With its graceful lines and spectacular location, it is one of the most photographed bridges in the world.

Photo of Golden Gate Bridge (by Bob Dass)

Universal Studios, Osaka, Japan

Universal Studios in Osaka , Japan, is one the best tourist places in the world. All the shows, restaurants and rides here are based on popular movie themes like Terminator, Jaws and Backdraft among others. The newest attraction to be launched soon is the Harry Potter area.This theme park is visited by more than 9 million visitors annually.

Photo of Universal Studios Japan (by Momopy)

Great Wall of China, China

Spanning across 5,500 miles, the Great Wall of China appears like the tail of a dragon,connecting eastern and western China. Known for being one of the Seven Wonders of the World, this place is frequented annually by approximately 9 million visitors. You’ll be surprised to know that the Great Wall of China can be seen from space.

Photo of Great Wall of China (by capelle79)

Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Orlando, USA

Spread across an area of 154 acres, Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando offers you the chance to see a bustling movie set and meet movie characters face to face. In addition to entertaining live shows, there are several rides like the Toy Story Midway Mania and Rock ‘n' Roller Coaster to be enjoyed. The Tower of Terror is a big draw with the crowds.

Photo of Disney’s Hollywood Studios (by Jeremy Thompson)

Sydney Opera House

The Sydney Opera House sees over 1,500 performances each year making it one of the most engaged art centres in the world. This architectural masterpiece with a cantilevered roof is located at the Sydney Harbour, very close to the Harbour Bridge.

Photo of Sydney Opera House (by Hai Linh Truong)

Victoria Peak

Capture the beautiful skyline of Hong Kong at Victoria Peak. You can dine at one of the many famous restaurants located near the Peak. The best way to get to the Peak is on the Peak Tram. It provides a spectacular perspective of the city.

Photo of Hong Kong from Victoria Peak (by Minghong)

Eiffel Tower

An iconic landmark of Paris, the Eiffel Toweris one of the best tourist places in the world. Ride up to the third level to get an unbeatable view of the city. It is not surprising that annually 6 million visitors make their way to the top of the Eiffel Tower.

Photo of Eiffel Tower (by NonOmnisMoriar)

British Museum

Home to around seven million artifacts, the British Museum in London is a must-see. Its architecture and amazing collection of artifacts from several civilizations is what makes it a highly frequented museum. Close to 6 million visitors flock this museum annually.

Photo of British Museum (by Jacek Halicki)

The London Eye

The London Eye provides a 360 degree view of the city of London. The commentary about locations visible from the capsule is highly informative. As one of the best tourist places in the world, this giant ferris wheel receives around 3.5 million visitors every year.

Photo of the London Eye (by robkingcameraman)

Pyramid of Giza

Located near Al-Jizah in Egypt, the Pyramid of Giza, were once the tallest man made structures. Built with great mathematical precision, the pyramid was covered with casting stones that gave it a smooth outer surface. Today, only the underlying core structure can be seen. The pyramid leaves visitors amazed at how it was constructed without the use of machines. This place is visited by approximately 3 million visitors annually.

Photo of Pyramids of Giza (by lyng883)

Petra World Heritage Site, Jordan

Recently proclaimed as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Petra World Heritage Site in Wadi Musa, Jordan, draws tourists in large numbers every year. This city is believed to have been built around the 3rd century BC. The incredible palaces, temples, tombs and stables carved on the face of sandstone cliffs are truly awe-inspiring.

Photo of Petra World Heritage Site (by archer10 (Dennis))

Taj Mahal

One of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal in Agra is an epitome of love and romance. People from across the world come to visit this symbol of divine love for its beauty and magnificence. This masterpiece is frequented by approximately 2.3 million visitors annually.

Photo of Taj Mahal (by Subhrajyoti)

The Grand Canyon Skywalk

The Grand Canyon Skywalk in Arizona is a U-shaped glass bridge overlooking the Colorado River and the Canyon’s western rim. Presently, it is the world’s highest man-made structure. It is an exhilarating feeling to be walking on a glass walkway 1220 m above the canyon floor.

Photo of the Grand Canyon Skywalk (from Official Facebook Page)

These best tourist places in the world are surely going to leave you with a memorable experience. These popular world tourist places definitely deserve a place on your travel wishlist.

Ernesto Cohnen May 08 2014
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Amazing list! I'll add Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica! For me one of the best places I've been in my life!
Active Volcano, incredible views (day and night) and lot of hotels and spas!

Volcano Arenal at Night - Wikimedia

Volvano Arenal -Wikipedia
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