Every year, Mastercard conducts research into the most visited cities in the world. Here it is looked at how many tourists visit a city and stay at least one night. We have listed the top 10 most visited cities in the world for you!
10. Hong Kong
Hong Kong attracts about 9.5 million international visitors every year . This city is full of skyscrapers, but it also has a rich culture. This is how the gigantic Tian Tan Buggha stands in this city. This gigantic Buddha is no less than 34 meters high and attracts many visitors every year!
9. Kuala Lumpur
This city in Malaysia attracts 12.1 million international visitors every year. Kuala Lumpu is best known for its gigantic Petronas Twin Towers. This tower complex is no less than 378 meters high. wow!
8. New York
This beautiful American city should of course not be missing from this list. New York attracts about 12.4 million international visitors every year. One of the most popular attractions is Central Park. This gigantic park is surrounded by skyscrapers and this gives a unique view.
This South Korean city attracts about 12.44 million international visitors every year. This city is buzzing 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Seoul never sleeps! Typical for this city are the many neon lights and modern buildings. You really have the feeling of walking around in another world.
At number 6 is another Asian city. Tokyo in Japan attracts about 12.5 million international visitors every year . Tokyo is also known for its modern appearance. This city has no fewer than 36 million inhabitants and in terms of area it is almost as large as half of the Netherlands.
Singapore attracts some 13.45 million international visitors every year . This Asian city has a very rich culture. There is the ‘Colonial District’ where you will find impressive buildings from the time when the British were still here, but ‘Little India’ is also definitely worth a visit!
Dubai is in fourth place. This city attracts about 16 million international visitors every year. This city is located in the middle of a gigantic desert and you will find the tallest building in the world here!
The French capital is in third place on this list. Paris attracts about 16.1 million international visitors every year , making it the highest ranked European city (excluding London). Paris is also a very popular city among the Dutch and ideal for a short city trip. You can reach this city by car within 6 hours.
London ranks second on this list. This English city attracts 20 million international visitors every year. The Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, you name it. There is plenty to see in London and nowadays you can fly to this metropolis with Ryan Air for as little as 20 euros.
Bangkok is in first place. This Thai city attracts 20.2 million international visitors every year . Wow, we didn’t expect that!