The 20 Most Appealing Cities for You to Discover!

If you want  to discover the world more, you should definitely give a glanze to this list as it promotes more ideas about cities! According to Traveller, here’s last year’s most visited 20 cities:

20. Bali, Indonesia

Bali has been one of Indonesia’s major tourism centers for nearly 30 years. It is a place where tradition and moderation are intertwined. In March 2017, it was selected as the best destination center by Trip Advisor.

19. Osaka, Japan

Osaka is the second largest city in Japan with a population of about 19 million. Also in 2025, Osaka will be home to the Expo.

18. Pattaya, Thailand

Pattaya is one of Thailand’s major cities. It is located about 165 km south east of the capital, Bangkok and on the banks of the Gulf of Thailand. Moreover, Pattaya stands out with its nightlife and represents the most famous nightlife in South Asia.

17. Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona has many cultural heritage sites as the central city of the rich Catalonia region. Many artifacts, including the works of Gaudi and Montaner, have been designated as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. It is also an attraction center for tourists with its nature and coast.

16. Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Palma de Mallorca is a city on the island of Majorca on the Cabrera Archipelago, the autonomous region of Spain, near the eastern coast of Spain, in the Western Mediterranean.As of 2018, Palma de Mallorca Airport serves more than 29 million passengers annually. The city is waiting for its guests with its wonderful nature and authentic architecture.

15. Milan, Italy

Milan, located in the Lombardy Region of Italy, is the largest city of Italy after Rome. It has many cultural heritages such as Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, the Duomo di Milano, La Scala. The Monastery of Santa Maria della Gracia and Church in Milan, Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper table on the dining hall wall of the monastery is on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Moreover, it hosted Expo 2015.

14. Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong has been the colonial and islands of the British Kingdom until 1 July 1997, located on the southern coast of China, and since then it has been a special administrative district of the People’s Republic of China. In fact, Hong Kong, a small fishing village, has become one of the largest trade and financial centers in the world. In addition, the Hong Kong Dollar was the third most traded currency in the world. Although the per capita income in the city is very high, the income inequality is high as much as it. Finally, the fact that Hong Kong has become a center for finance and trade has made this city a center of attraction.

13. Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Mecca, where the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad was born and announced to the people of the new religion, is a pilgrimage center for Muslims. Mecca, one of the most important cities of Saudi Arabia, is visited by more than 15 million people annually.

12. Phuket, Thailand

Phuket, one of the provinces in southern Thailand, is the largest island in the country. The island has been an important place for the trade between China and Westerners throughout history. The most important source of income of the island today is tourism.

11. Antalya, Turkey

Antalya, the history of it dated back to the Ancient Period, Turkey’s eighth largest city. With its historical monuments and unique beaches, Antalya is a perfect holiday destination for both domestic and foreign tourists. The city, visited by millions of tourists per year, is a major tourism city in Turkey. A record 12.5 million tourists passed through the city in 2014.
Here, there is a list of the most beautiful beacher and bays in Turkey, which also includes many of them in Antalya.

10. Seoul, South Korea

The Republic of South Korea, located in the south of the Korean Peninsula, is a highly integrated and developed country, unlike the north. In Seoul, the capital of South Korea, many historical sites have been included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. (Changdeok Palace, Hwaseong Fortress, Jongmyo Shrine, Namhansanseong and the Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty). Recently, South Korea has become more popular with popular culture products such as K-pop and Korean Wave. According to the statistics, Seoul received over 10 million international visitors in 2014, making it the world’s 9th most visited city and 4th largest earner in tourism.

9. Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul, center of many different civilizations and the largest city of Turkey, is the economic, cultural and historic center of Turkey. (Turkey’s capital is officially Ankara since 1923.) Istanbul is like a bridge connecting the continents of Europe and Asia together. At the old town of Istanbul, the capital of both Byzantine and Ottoman Empires for hundreds of years, there are many historical works and places to be seen.
Meanwhile, you can see the detailed list to do in Istanbul here, and more information about summer vacation in Turkey, right here.

 

8. Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo, the capital of Japan, is one of the most populous cities in the world. According to many indexes, finance, trade and tourism have been at the top of the list. (Also see; the Global Economic Power Index, the Global Cities Index, The GaWC, TripAdvisor’s World City Survey)

7. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, managed by parliamentary monarchy, is also central to Malaysia’s culture, finance and economy. Kuala Lumpur has hosted many international activities, including Commonwealth Games (1998) and Southeast Asian Games (2017).

6. New York City, US

New York City, one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, is one of the other five cities of the State of New York (Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, The Bronx and Staten Islands). In addition, New York is the immigration center of the United States. There are also many cultural and art activities in the city.In 2017, the gross metropolitan product was 1.73 trillion US dollars, which brought New York economically ahead of many other states.

5. Singapore

Singapore is a global center for education, entertainment, finance, health, human capital, innovation, logistics, production, technology, tourism, trade and transport. The city has received thumbs up from many type of indexes. Singapore Port, Changi Airport and Singapore Airlines are important for world trade and tourism.

4. Dubai, UAE

Dubai is one of the most prominent hubs of the United Arab Emirates and the Middle East for passengers. It is also considerable for trade, aviaton and finance sectors. Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, is located in Dubai. The costs in the city are higher than many cities in the world.

 

3. Paris, France

Just as an open-air museum, Paris is one of the most romantic cities in the world. The city has numerous museums and historical buildings. In the city center, the historic district along the Seine River is classified as a UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site. Paris is also one of the most important transfer points in Europe with its developed railway, airport, highway systems.

2. London, UK

London, the capital of Great Britain, has a significant impact on art, trade, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, health, media, professional services, research and development, tourism and transportation.

 

1. Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok, a rapidly developing city since the 1960s, is an important regional power in trade and finance. It is an international center for health and health care and has emerged as an art, fashion and entertainment center. There are also many historical Buddhist temples in the city. Bangkok was the top city in 2018 Global Destination Cities Index.

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