The 10 Most Visited Tourist Attractions in the World | AIB
While every corner of the world has its particular charm, there are certain places on the planet that have become attractions that every traveler must visit at least once in a lifetime. These places belong to the list of sites that summon the largest number of people each year. From Mexico to Japan or the United States, here we list the first ten most visited sites on the planet.
1. Grand Bazaar, Istanbul
The grand bazaar of Istanbul in Turkey is the largest in the city and one of the largest bazaars in the world. It is located in the center of the old city and each year receives more than 90 million people. It is a beautiful place, full of crafts and clothes with very particular colors and patterns. The perfect destination for a shopping fan!
You must bear in mind that bargaining in the bazaar is a must. Sellers will offer you prices above their real value, knowing that the buyer will seek to lower the price. You can buy an item at 30% or even 40% cheaper than its initial price.
2. Eiffel Tower, Paris
This symbol of Paris was designed by the French engineer Gustave Eiffel for the Universal Exhibition of 1889. The Eiffel Tower is the most visited monument in the world with around 25 thousand daily
3. Times Square, New York
Times Square is visited by 50 million people each year. With its thousands of lights and huge billboards, Times Square has not only become New York’s best-known area, but it is also the liveliest area in all of Manhattan and the favorite place for many to have a drink, stroll and to stay.
It is currently an exclusively pedestrian area. Since 2009 the traffic is cut by Broadway Avenue between 42nd and 47th streets. While Times Square is beautiful at any time of day, at night, it reaches its maximum splendor due to a large number of lights on the billboards.
4. The Las Vegas strip
The strip is a 6.4-kilometer section of Las Vegas Boulevard South. It is one of the most filmed and photographed avenues in the United States. Many of Las Vegas’ biggest and most colorful hotels and casinos are located in this area, and annually it is visited by more than 30 million people.
Visit the Las Vegas Strip at night to see all the majesty of the hotels and casinos, with its lights, its fountains and other attractions. Going through these properties is like entering an alternate world, where you can visit distant countries and know their styles.
5. Meiji Shrine, Tokyo
The Meiji Shrine is built within a large forest area that holds about one hundred thousand trees. In addition to being a magnificent temple, the 10-minute walk to reach it makes it an even more special and interesting attraction for tourists. This beautiful temple is visited by 30 million people annually.
Just before entering the forest, you will see a huge wooden torii. This particular Japanese arch delimits the space between a sacred place and a profane one.
6. Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls is an impressive destination that thrills any visitor with its high power. Unlike many waterfalls in the world, these are easily accessible, so they have become one of the most visited attractions in the world. This beautiful natural destination receives some 22 million visitors each year.
You can visit the falls from New York traveling 9 hours by car or take a plane, which will only take an hour from the city. We recommend that you visit the beautiful Niagara Falls from May to October, which is the best time to see them.
7. Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris
The Notre Dame Cathedral is a beautiful Gothic building and one of the oldest Gothic cathedrals in the world. It began to be built in 1163 and finished in 1345. If you go to Paris, you can not miss this spectacular architectural work that receives 14 million people year after year.
In Notre Dame important historical events have been celebrated, among which the coronation of Napoleon Bonaparte, the beatification of Joan of Arc and the coronation of Henry VI of England. We recommend that you visit the cathedral before 10:00 am so that you are one of the first in line.
8. Louvre Museum, Paris
The Louvre Museum is one of the most important in the world and is located in Paris (France) in the former Royal Palace of the Louvre. This beautiful museum reflects the leading role that France has had in Europe as an economic and cultural power.
Currently, around 35,000 works are exhibited, including La Gioconda, Las Bodas de Cana, La Venus de Milo, The Winged Victory of Samothrace, among many others from different eras. The Louvre Museum is the most visited in the world, annually more than 9 million visitors enter its doors.
9. Grand Palace, Bangkok
The Grand Royal Palace is the most spectacular place in the whole city of Bangkok and is visited by 8 million people every year. In the set of buildings that make up this beautiful tourist attraction, you can see the Thai architecture with its pointed roofs, carvings, and sculptures of incalculable value.
10. The Grand Canal, Venice, Italy
The Grand Canal is the largest and most important of all the canals of Venice. Its four kilometers in length cross Venice dividing the city
If you want to visit this destination, remember to wear pants and a long shirt. Otherwise, you will not be able to go to the venue. If you forgot this detail, you could rent a pair of long pants or a shirt, according to your need, in the building next to the control of the entrance.