People love to travel and given a chance that’s what most would continue doing throughout their life. Work? Who needs that in their life?
Travelling the world not only let us witness the variety in landscape and topography but also enriches us experiences about culture and history.
From food to fashion trends to indigenous art, a place is defined by multifaceted things without which our life remains incomplete.
So, on World Tourism Day let us look at the most popular destinations in the world.
1. Bangkok, Thailand
The port city is a perfect assemblage of historical and modern tours. From luxurious malls to dynamic floating market, the city offers contrasting variety to visitors. Located on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River, it hosts many historical temples and palaces.
2. London, United Kingdom
Standing on the River Thames in the south east of the island of Great Britain, London has been a major settlement for two millennia. Regarded as the cultural capital of the world it has four World Heritage sites
3. Paris, France
Founded in the 3rd century BC by a Celtic people called the Parisii, who gave the city of Paris its name is the largest city in the western world. The Central area of Paris along the Seine River is classified as a UNESCO Heritage Site, and includes many notable monuments, including Notre Dame Cathedral; the Sainte-Chapelle; the Eiffel Tower; the Basilica of Sacré-Cœur on Montmartre among others.
4. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf it is the capital of the UAE, one of the seven emirates that make up the country. Tourism is an important part of the Dubai government’s strategy to maintain the flow of foreign cash into the emirate. Dubai’s lure for tourists is based mainly on shopping. The port city has emerged as the major business hub in the Middle East.
5. New York, USA
In contrast with New York City’s urban landscape, the vast majority of the state’s geographic area is dominated by meadows, forests, rivers, farms, mountains, and lakes—making it a perfect destination. From Statue of Liberty to Central to Grand Canyon, the city provides a diversity like no other metropolitan cities in the world.
6. Singapore city, Singapore
Referred to as the Lion City, the Garden City, and the Red Dot, it is a global city and sovereign state in Southeast Asia and the world’s only island city-state. Singapore is a global commerce, finance and transport hub.
7. Kuala Lampur, Malaysia
Rated as an alpha world city, Kuala Lumpur is the cultural, financial and economic centre of Malaysia due to its position as the capital as well as being a key city. Kuala Lumpur is home to the tallest twin buildings in the world, the Petronas Twin Towers, which have become an iconic symbol of Malaysia’s futuristic development.
8. Istanbul, Turkey
It is a transcontinental city in Eurasia, straddling the Bosphorus strait (which separates Europe and Asia) between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea. The city’s biggest attraction is its historic center, partially listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its cultural and entertainment hub can be found across the city’s natural harbor, the Golden Horn, in the Beyoglu district.
9. Tokyo, Japan
It is the seat of the Emperor of Japan and the Japanese government. Tokyo is in the Kanto region on the southeastern side of the main island Honshu and includes the Izu Islands and Ogasawara Islands.
10. Seoul, South Korea
Situated on the Han River, Seoul’s history stretches back more than two thousand years when it was founded in 18 BCE by Baekje, one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea. Seoul Capital Area contains five UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Changdeok Palace, Hwaseong Fortress, Jongmyo Shrine, Namhansanseong and the Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty