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These Are The 10 Most Visited Cities In The World Right Now

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With 2023 nearly over people are starting to look forward and start planning their 2024 travels.  

If you’re looking for inspiration then one of the best places to start is with other travelers. Where are they going? Where do they keep going back to?  

Woman at a temple

The most popular cities tend to be those with the richest culture, the most interesting architecture, and the most reliable infrastructure.  

According to the American Statistical Association these are the 10 most visited cities in the world right now:  

5. Singapore  

As well as being the 5th most visited city in the world Singapore is also statistically the safest city in the world.

This makes it an attractive destination for new travelers or those who want to travel solo.

night view of an illuminated statue in Merlion park, Singapore

Singapore has a vibrant and diverse culture with 4 official languages.

It is home to incredible world heritage sites as well as some of the most iconic and luxurious shopping malls in the world.  

Tourists are attracted to Singapore for its incredible skyline and for its cuisine. You’ll find a melting pot of different food hubs and food styles here, meaning that there’s something to entice everyone.  

4. Dubai 

Dubai is an incredibly popular destination for travelers looking for luxury. It is considered a playground for the rich and famous.  

An ultra-modern city, some of the most popular and well-known attractions in Dubai are its skyscrapers and other architectural extravagances.

Examples include the Burj Khalifa which is the tallest building in the world, as well as the Burj Al Arab and the famous Atlantis The Palm Hotel.  

panoramic view in Dubai Marina Creek Harbour

But if you’re looking to explore Middle Eastern history and culture then you’ll find that here too.

Tourists can wander through traditional souks, explore the Dubai Creek, and take camel rides through the desert. 

Dubai International Airport is officially the world’s busiest airport, and its incredible global connections go a long way in explaining why the city is so popular and so well visited.  

3. London

London is the 3rd most visited city in the world for 2023. It is a global city with a diverse population, rich history, and some of the most culturally fascinating attractions in the world.  

Some of the most iconic landmarks for first-time visitors to London include the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, The Tower of London, London Bridge, and Buckingham Palace.

Taking a boat ride along the River Thames is a great way to see many of these attractions in an incredibly short space of time.  

Big Ben in London

London boasts a huge collection of world-famous museums ideal of culture vultures.

The Tate Modern is an exceptional art gallery, while the Natural History Museum is an iconic destination that appeals to children of all ages.  

If you’re more interested in hitting the shops then head to Oxford Street, Regents Street and Bond Street where you’ll find some of the very best shopping experiences not only in London but also in wider Europe.  

2. Paris

The second most visited city in the world and officially the most visited city in Europe is Paris.  

Paris is known as the City of Lights and it has long been a bucket list destination for travelers from all over the world.

It has a reputation for being a romantic city, and many new couples dream of strolling through its streets hand in hand. 

Paris at Christmas

Its iconic architecture is one of the main attractions of a trip to Paris—sights such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, and the Arc de Triomphe.  

The Notre Dame cathedral will finally reopen at the end of 2024, as well as the Summer Olympic games that are being hosted in the city in August, are sure to draw even more visitors to Paris.  

1. Bangkok 

The most visited city in the world for 2023 is Bangkok. This vibrant and bustling metropolitan city appeals to a diverse group of travelers.  

Whether you’re looking for cultural attractions, shopping, and dining experiences, or want to immerse yourself in city life, you’ll find what you’re looking for in Bangkok.  

Tuk Tuk In Chinatown, Bangkok, Southeast Asia

Visitors can spend their days exploring the Grand Palace and the city’s most famous Buddhist temples such as Wat Arun and Wat Pho.

By night, Bangkok really comes alive, and areas such as Khaoson Road and Patpong have the liveliest nightlife scenes.  

Bangkok is a very welcoming city, and travelers from all walks of life are embraced here. The population of the city is eclectic, and this is reflected in the population of its tourists too.  

The Complete List Of 10 Most Visited Cities  

Here is the complete list of the 10 most visited cities in 2023 based on the number of foreign nationals that chose to visit each country throughout the year: 

Landmark in Kuala Lumpar

1. Bangkok (22.78 million visitors) 

2. Paris (19.10 million visitors)  

3. London (19.09 million visitors)  

4. Dubai (15.93 million visitors) 

5. Singapore (14.67 million visitors)  

6. Kuala Lumpur (13.79 million visitors) 

7. New York (13.60 million visitors)  

8. Istanbul (13.40 million visitors) 

9. Tokyo (12.93 million visitors)  

10. Antalya (12.41 million visitors) 

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Friday 29th of December 2023

I find yr descriptions off different places ver insightful and helpful when planning trips