The most visited city in the world
Every year people easier and easier to determine the city and country in which to spend your vacation. Borders opened, visa the maximum simplified. According to the statistics of attendance countries, people from all over the world become closer and friendlier to each other. Over the past 50 years, significant fundamental improvement in the tourism industry. In some cities, the number of visitors amounts to no tens and not hundreds and seven figures.
The British company annually conducts research and publishes a list of cities that are most in demand among tourists. So, let’s look at the most visited cities on the planet.
Being the most visited European capital, London has annually adopted 18.8 million tourists that come here hoping to open the secrets of the largest and noteworthy city of Albion.
Curious travelers from year to year come back to London, though, it would seem that there are so many other interesting places. The flow of tourists compared to the previous year increased by 3 percent.
The famous clock tower of Parliament (big Ben), the huge Ferris wheel «London Eye», the river Thames, the largest in the UK, a fascinating exhibition in the wax Museum of Madame Tussauds, a unique cultural and historical monuments attract tourists to the European capital on the principle of the magnet.
The capital and largest city of Thailand the honorable second place among the cities that lead the way in the tourism industry. In Bangkok, home to more than 9 million people plus every year to admire this pearl of the East come over 18.2 million tourists.
Unique Bangkok someone will love from the first minute of staying in it, and someone, on the contrary, hate. From the huge high-rise buildings, business centers and the unbearable heat many of the immigrants begins to feel dizzy. The tourists ‘ attention is riveted to the beautiful Buddhist temples and numerous Buddha statues and Naga and other works of art, including the work of woodcarvers.
Needless to say something about the main attractions of the city, even if the official name of the city listed in the Guinness Book of world records as the longest name of the city, and it consists of 30 words.
Every year in the capital of France attracts about 16 million tourists. Historical and architectural monuments stretches from the centre to the West of the city, from the famous to the whole world the Louvre Museum and ending with a triumphal arch located in the center of the Star. Moving along the historical axis of attractions for the tourists on the way to visit one of the boutiques or shops and dine at one of the restaurants or cafes. In the same area is Europe’s largest business center «La Grande Arche».
To admire the Eiffel tower will have to move to the left coast one of the largest rivers of France, the Seine. Built in 1889, Eiffel tower is still considered the symbols of France. The height of this building is 320 meters, with observation decks, which tend to climb a lot of visitors, with amazing views of the city. On the same Bank of the river is located the Pantheon, the Palais de Chaillot and the Trocadero, as well as the ancient University of France – Sorbonne.
Paris is rich with sights, which include not only architectural buildings, but also streets, squares, bridges. To visit all at once not under force to any avid lover of monuments on the territory of the city there are about 160 museums, 200 art galleries, and I would like to look into local theatres, cinemas, restaurants.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Futuristic metropolis located on the Persian Gulf, which attracts 14.2 million tourists. Enjoy the «Arab miracle in the sand» a dream of thousands of people, though not all can afford to witness this wonder of the world and enjoy a great holiday. In the world there is no city with so many unique buildings like in Dubai. Let’s look at main.
The 828-meter Burj Khalifa is a small town where there are parks, hotels, residential complexes, shops, pools and restaurants. This building is the highest in the world.
Dubai is known for famous man-made island called palm Jumeirah. Its shape really resembles a palm tree, which consists of the main trunk and 16 leaves. Throughout the island there are hotels, villas and shops.
In Dubai is the world’s only 7-star hotel Burj al Arab. The building is in the shape of a boat located on an artificial island 280 metres from shore. The hotel with a height of 321 meters has total 202 rooms.
In Dubai there is an indoor ski resort is a true tale of the Arabian Peninsula. Just imagine after rays of the sun suddenly to get under the snow and to ski down with a 400-meter descent.
Annually Istanbul takes 12.5 million guests. Over the last decade Istanbul has evolved by leaps and bounds. Today it is one of the biggest cultural capitals in Europe.
Many people call Istanbul a city of contrasts because of its proximity to the European bars and clubs, universities and theatres with constant prayers and colorful bazaars. To date, the city has preserved the amazing beauty of the Sultan’s palaces, historic buildings and temples, but more of an impression on tourists produces two monuments of architecture and religion, which are located in the busiest part of Istanbul in Sultanahmet is the Blue mosque and Hagia Sophia.
The main symbols of the city is the Saint Sofia Cathedral was once the main Church of Christians. Today, the Hagia Sophia functions as a Museum. But the opposite is the Blue mosque, one of the most beautiful architectural specimens of Islam.
Acquainted with the main symbols of the city, you should definitely visit the main Palace of the Ottoman Empire (now at the Topkapi Palace), the residence of the last sultans of the Ottoman Empire (Dolmabahce Palace) as well as the Galata tower, one of the largest underground reservoirs, preserved to the present time (the Basilica Cistern).