World Tourism – The following is a list of the most visited cities in the world. The most visited cities in the world certainly has many interesting tourist attractions and fun. Reporting from various sources, below are the top 10 most visited cities in the world that you need to know.
1. Most Visited Cities In The World #1 : London
The first most visited cities in the world is London. London was last year’s No. 1 and still remains the top destination in Europe with 15.96 international visitors. Its revenue from these visitors (US$16.3 billion) was ahead of Bangkok’s by nearly $2 billion. The top five feeder cities to London are Dublin, New York, Stockholm, Amsterdam and Frankfurt. London is Europe’s biggest draw for international tourist arrivals.
Despite its expensiveness, for visitor and resident alike, London is a very approachable city, with free entry to many of its world-class museums, an easy-to-understand public transport system, unpretentious farm-to-table gastro-pubs, public access to famous buildings like Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace and endless acres of well-maintained parks.
London can look like a storybook city to a new visitor, but behind the façade of gray palaces, red buses and black iron railings, is a vast city of numerous neighbourhoods that are often villages unto themselves. Sure, there is wonderful theatre and constant cultural events, but it is the street fashion in Dalston, pop-up restaurants in Borough, roof-top farm/art installations in Shoreditch and literary salons in Notting Hill, that are among the joys of living here.
2. Most Visited Cities In The World #2 : Bangkok
The second most visited cities in the world is Bangkok. The Thai capital became the first Asian city to top the MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index, edging out London, the previous No. 1, with 15.98 international visitors who generated an estimated US$14.4 billion. International visitor numbers rose a vigorous 9.8 percent in 2012. Bangkok’s top five feeder cities are Singapore, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Seoul.
Due to political protests and the Thai government shutdown in 2013, Bangkok slipped to number two in this year’s global rankings, yet is still expected to draw 16.4 million international visitors. Thankfully, residents say, the influx is seasonal, with most visitors coming November to February.
Despite its reputation for wild nightlife, Bangkok also has its fair share of quiet spaces for people to get away. Locals often seek peacefulness in one of the city’s many Buddhist temples, such as the old town’s Wat Phra Kaew, considered the most sacred in the country due to its 6.6m-tall “Emerald Buddha”, carved from a single piece of jade. Lumpini Park and Benjakitti Park, downtown, can also be peaceful escapes – aside from early morning and late afternoon, when they tend to be popular with joggers and yogis.