Life has a way of creeping in on us. You won’t notice it passing by until it smacks you right on your face. The values we currently attach to life are temporary at best and do not fully replenish the human soul. Instead of investing in earthly things, we should invest more in Experience like traveling.
The world is a place of unchartered terrains consisting of wonderful sceneries. It is almost necessary that we visit all of them. Because of the variety of the places we have to see and go, sometimes it is taxing to trim down your list and decide where to go for your next travels. Everyone shares the same problem. To help you decide, CNN has list down the places who had the most number of tourists according to Euromonitor International. The list by Euromonitor International is compiled from data from 57 “core” countries. Information were gathered using national statistics, data from airports, hotels, and other tourism industries.
If you are having a tough time finalizing your next travels, knowing where most of the crowd is going should definitely help. After all, the crowd knows best. It’s time to save up and choose from the list of cities for your next vacation.
25) Tokyo, Japan
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With 5.99 million tourists in 2014 according to Euromonitor International, Tokyo ranks at 25th with the most number of tourists. This only means that this should be included in your travel list.
Sites to See: Jigokudani Monkey Park, Great Buddha of Kamakura, Tokyo Imperial Palace, Mount Fuji
24) Milan, Italy
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The fashion capital of the world, Milan, Italy is ranked 24th on the list with 6.05 million visitors from the same year. Situated at the heart of Europe, Milan is a great destination. You should start making your itinerary for this year.
Sites to See: Piazza Mercanti, Navigli Lombardi, Sforzesco Castle, Gallerie Vittorio Emmanuele II, Milan Cathedral
23) Mecca, Saudi Arabia
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The city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia was able to pull in 6.12 million international visitors. The number is a significant 6.2% increase from the year before the data was gathered. Mecca is known as the Islamic pilgrimage capital of the world.
Sites to See: Al Ula, Dumat al Jundal, Jabal al-Lawz, Jawatha Mosque, Medain Saleh
22) Las Vegas
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Almost a staple on the list of most visited cities, Las Vegas was able to gather 6.13 million tourists in 2014. It is also a pilgrim capital for those who are looking for the time of their lives.
Sites to See: New York-New York Hotel & Casino, Paris Las Vegas, The Venetian Las Vegas, Fremont Street Experience, Caesar’s Palace, The Strip
21) Prague, Czech Republic
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One of the European cities who are included on the list, Prague in Czech Republic is ranked at 21 with 6.35 million tourists. The largest castle in the world is found in Prague; no wonder, international visitors flocked to this place to see this great wonder.
Sites to See: Powder Tower, Dancing House, Wenceslas Square, Prague Castle, Charles Bridge
20) Shanghai, China
One of the cities of China who got included on the list, Shanghai, China can boast of their 6.4 million visitors last 2014. And this Eastern hub in China is growing exponentially. Everyone should expect for Shanghai, China to be a constant part of this list.
Sites to See: The Bund, Huangpu River, Yuyuan Garden, Jade Buddha Temple
19) Pattaya, Thailand
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Pulling in a staggering 6.43 million international and local visitorys, Pattaya in Thailand is included in the list of most visited cities. Pattaya is a Thai beach resort town which boasts of its long shoreline and pristine beaches.
Sites to See: Nong Nooch Village, Jomtien Beach, Mini Siam, Naklua