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The most populous city in the US, the New York City is located at the New York state’s southern tip. The city is known across the world as a dynamic and cosmopolitan center in the country. It is associated with glitter and glamor and is a dream destination for many across the world. New York City received a record 60 million visitors in 2015 which exhibits the popularity of this city as a global tourist hotspot. US$61.3 billion worth revenue in tourism was generated in 2014 in this city.
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Istanbul, the historical Constantinople, is Turkey’s capital and most populous city. The city’s strategic location as a transcontinental Eurasian city has attracted a large number of empires and conquerors to this city in the past. Today, the city serves as one of the top tourist destinations in the world and is regarded as the cultural and historical center of Turkey. The old-world charm of the city, its numerous palaces, mosques, and other historical sites make it a favorite destination for many.
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Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysian capital city is also one of the top tourist destinations in the world. The city serves as the base for tourists touring Malaysia. The city has a modern skyline that is dominated by the world’s tallest twin buildings, the Petronas Twin Towers. Kuala Lumpur is also known for its British colonial era landmarks. A number of international sports, musical, and other events are also held in this city.
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Macau is an autonomous territory on the Pearl River Delta’s western side in East Asia. Today, the region is one of the richest regions in the world. In 2006, Macau became famous as the largest gambling center in the world. Tourism and gambling are the two important sources of income in Macau. Festivals like the Chinese New Year, Spring Lantern Festival, Ching Ming Festival, Birthday of the Buddha are some of the interesting and exciting festivals hosted in Hong Kong. The region also offers well-maintained public swimming pools and excellent beaches. Sailing, hiking, camping, and also gambling are some of the activities enjoyed here by tourists of varying tastes.
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Paris is the biggest and capital city of France that is located in the River Seine’s north-bending arc in northern central France. Like London, Paris has a rich culture and history that makes it one of the most coveted tourist destinations in the world. It is labeled as a romantic city and newlyweds often dream to spend their honeymoon in Paris. Lovers of fine arts, music, and fashion also flock to this city in large numbers.
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London, the biggest and capital city of the United Kingdom, is located on the banks of the Thames River in the southeastern section of the Great Britain island. London has a rich history and culture that makes it one of the most visited cities in the world. London’s art galleries exhibit spectacular paintings by famous painters, the city’s museums have rich collections of historic and prehistoric artifacts, and buildings display a great diversity of architectural styles from the past to the present. The Tower of London in the city also hosts the Crown Jewels, a rare collection of jewels including the Kohinoor diamond owned by the royal house of the country.
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Singapore is the world's only island city-state, located off the coast of Malaysia in Southeast Asia. Singapore is famous for its multicultural population and tropical climate. It is also a global financial center. Tourism is a major industry in Singapore and contributes significantly to the country’s economy. In 2015, 15,231,469 international tourists visited Singapore, a figure that is three times the size of Singapore’s population.
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Bangkok is Thailand’s largest and capital city which is located in the Chao Phraya River delta in the country. It is one of the top tourist destinations in the world. Bangkok serves as the main gateway for international tourists entering Thailand. The multi-faceted attractions, happening urban life, and rich culture of the city makes it a favorite among tourists seeking entertainment at a reasonable price. The dynamic nightlife of Bangkok attracts young tourists from across the world. Sex tourism, though not openly acknowledged by the government of Thailand, is believed to be largely prevalent in the city.