Too often, people get wrapped up in their lives, and they are trying to find a way to escape their daily routine, and the best thing for that is travelling.Many factors affect on you decision where to travel, money, accommodation, sights, culture and etc. And it is pretty hard to choose where to travel, since our world is full of beautiful place, in which you can enjoy in and forget about everyday troubles. So that is why we brought you a list of top 10 most popular travel destinations in the world, take a look.
Top 10 most popular travel destinations in the world
- Cape Town, South Africa
This coastal city is the second most populous city in South Africa, after Johannesburg. The city is famous for its harbor, natural setting, climate, and well-developed infrastructure. And the most attractive tourist destination is Table Mountain, which forms a large part of the Table Mountain National Park. In 2014, Cape Town was named the best place in the world to visit by New York Times and Daily Telegraph.
- Buenos Aires, Argentina
The capital city of Argentina is bursting with European/Spanish architectural influence and is a modern center for business in South America. In 2008, the city was ranked as second by Travel+Leisure magazine, as the most desirable city to visit. As a tourist, you have many options here, such as going to a tango show, and estancia in the Province of Buenos Aires, or enjoying the traditional Asado.
- Paris, France
Well, it is no surprise that the city of love is on our list. With over 22.2 million visitors every year, the capital city of France is one of the top tourist destinations in Europe. The city’s top tourist attraction is the Notre Dame Cathedral, which has welcomed over 13 million people this year. It is followed by the Louvre museum, Basilique du Sacre-Coeur, and the Eiffel Tower.
- Rome, Italy
The eternal city has so many tourist attractions to offer that I would be a real surprise to leave out Rome from this list. Having the status of a Global City, Rome is one of the most important tourist destinations of the world, because of the priceless immensity of its archaeological and artistic treasures. The most visited places in Rome are Colosseum and the Vatican Museum.
- London, England
The city is a leading global city in the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, media, professional services, and development. And it is considered to be a world cultural capital. London was ranked first in 2015, as the most visited city in the world with over 65 million visits, and the top most visited attractions were the British Museum, with almost 7 million visits, the National Gallery 6 million visits, and Natural history museum 5.8 million.
- Prague, Czech Republic
The capital of Czech Republic is the fifth most visited European city and it was ranked sixth in the Tripadvisor world list of best destinations in 2016. The city contains one of the world’s most varied collections of architecture, from Romanesque to Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Cubist etc. And the city is classified as an Alpha Global city according to GaWC studies.
- Siem Reap, Cambodia
The city offers museums, traditional Apsara dance performances, a Cambodian cultural village, souvenir and handicraft shops, silk farms, and a bird sanctuary near the Tonle Sap Lake. And the most popular tourist destination is Angkor Wat, which contains the magnificent remains of the Khmer civilization.
- Hanoi, Vietnam
The capital city of Vietnam is slowly becoming one of the top tourist destinations in the world. Paris of the East offers modern and traditional theaters, cinemas, dance clubs, bowling alleys. Since 2014, Hanoi has consistently been voted in the world’s top ten destinations by Tripadvisor.
- Istanbul, Turkey
The most populous city in Turkey is the second on our list. The city’s biggest attraction is its historic center, and its cultural and entertainment hub can be found across the city’s natural harbor, the Golden Horn. The city is also considered to be a global city, and it has one of the fastest-growing metropolitan economies in the world.
- Marrakesh, Morocco
And first on our list is Marrakesh the major city of the Kingdom of Morocco. Like most of the cities in Morocco, the city is packed with vendors and stalls (the medina). Tourism is strongly supported by Mohammed VI, with the goal of doubling the number of tourists by 2020. The city is full of colors and fabrics, with many mosques, palaces, and gardens. For history lovers, there are many museums and monuments, like Marrakech museum or Dar si Said museum. And be sure to avoid the warmer months, because Marrakech is known for high temperatures.
Top 10 most popular travel destinations in the world:
- Marrakesh (Morocco)
- Istanbul (Turkey)
- Hanoi (Vietnam)
- Siem Reap (Cambodia)
- Prague (Czech Republic)
- London (England)
- Rome (Italy)
- Paris (France)
- Buenos Aires (Argentina)
- Cape Town (South Africa)