Traveling is a bit difficult for people now, especially because there are still restrictions in some places. But for you who is an adventurous tourist, you don’t want to be caught unawares as to where to go to once travel ban is lifted.
Here are top 9 most visited tourist places in the world that you can add to your travel bucket list.
9. The Blue Lagoon, Iceland
The Blue Lagoon is an outdoor spa located outside of Grindavík, Iceland. Visiting the Blue Lagoon, especially in the evening gives you the perfect opportunity and atmosphere to rest and relax. Aside from the obvious relaxation and rejuvenation that comes with a visit to the Blue Lagoon, the minerals and bioactive molecules in the water are used to treat a variety of body and skin condition, which is one of the major reasons for exponential increase in travel interest.
8. Machu Picchu, Peru
Located in the Eastern Cordillera of Southern Peru, Machu Picchu is the most recognizable tourist attraction in its continent. Machu Picchu is made up of more than 150 buildings ranging from baths and houses to temples and sanctuaries. After receiving over 1 million visitors in 2016, tourism officials decided to cut back on the entrance allowance in efforts to save the precious ruins from crumbling.
7. Stonehenge, England
Stonehenge is an architecturally sophisticated prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England, that helps one understand Neolithic and Bronze Age ceremonial and mortuary practices. The iconic landmark is one of the most famous sites in the UK, and one of the most visited tourist attractions. Since Stonehenge was added to the list of UNESCO world heritage site in 1986, yearly visitors have skyrocketed to over 1.5 million.
6. Christ the Redeemer, Brazil
Art Deco statue of Jesus Christ in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, created by Polish-French sculptor Paul Landowski. What makes Christ the Redeemer special is that just Like Jesus Christ, the statue protects the urban environment, like a roof over your head. Cristo Redentor is as important as any shelter. Christ the Redeemer provides protection for the soul. The best or worst day to Rio de Janeiro, depending on how you look at it, is Easter Sunday. In recent years, the effigy welcomed a whopping 14,000 people on the date of the religious holiday.
5. Acropolis of Athens, Greece
The Acropolis of Athens is an ancient citadel located on a rocky outcrop above the city of Athens and contains the remains of several ancient buildings. Acropolis means “high city” in Greek. These ancient ruins of Athens dangle above the scenic cliff-side of Greece. Despite ongoing restoration projects, hoards of onlookers continue to flock to the site year after year. The community saw close to 4 million tourists in 2019.
4. Eiffel Tower, France
The Eiffel Tower is a wrought-iron lattice tower located in the heart of Paris. Being the most romantic city in the world, the Eiffel Tower has been a powerful and distinctive symbol of the city of Paris, and by extension, of France. A visit to the Eiffel Tower tops many travel lists, and it’s no surprise considering the 7 million visitors who are snapping selfies under the 81-story building.
3. The Great Wall of China
Considered one of the greatest man-made structures in the world, the Great Wall of China stretches over 13,000 miles, receiving 10 million tourists every year. The Great Wall of China was built as a military defensive line to defend the invasions from some northern nomadic nations. Apart from the function of defense, the wall also boosted the economy, as well as promoted the culture exchange and national integration of different nations at its two sides. it is beneficial to know the best time to visit. Autumn is arguably the prettiest season in which to arrive, but unfortunately, it is still the peak time for tourism. Surprisingly, June is best if you’re hoping to avoid the crowds, especially if you want to visit when it isn’t snowing.
2. The Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt
It might be surprising to learn that a desolate desert in the Middle East has now become one of the greatest tourist destinations in the world. The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza pyramid complex bordering present-day Giza in Greater Cairo, Egypt. Although the Great Pyramid has subterranean chambers, they were never completed, and Khufu’s sarcophagus rests in the King’s Chamber, where Napoleon is said to have sojourned, deep inside the Great Pyramid. The world-famous tomb is on the travel bucket list of many and is now responsible for a spectacular 14.7 million visitors per year.
- Niagara Falls, USA/Canada
Niagara Falls is at the international boundary between the United States of America and Canada. Niagara Falls, located on the border of New York and Ontario, Canada is a massive set of three waterfalls, with an astounding 6 million cubic feet of water gushing over the falls every minute. There is no commercial traffic allowed. You can walk, bike or drive across. The site is currently estimated to host 30 million tourists annually, making it the most visited tourist attraction in the world.
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