Have you seen the most famous and iconic places in the world? If not, then you might be missing out on a lot of amazing experiences, sure these places might be famous and have quite a big crowd of tourists all year round, but there are some things in life that are worth going through a busy crowd for. Check out 10 of the most famous tourist countries in the world, these countries are definitely among the places you should see when you travel.
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Based on Thailand’s study on its’ tourists’ country of origin, the highest number of visitors going to Thailand was from its neighbouring countries: China, Malaysia, India, Russia, Japan and Korea. Thailand has many things to offer aside from its beautiful beaches and spectacular scenery. It also has one of the best cuisines and wonderful friendly locals. Not to mention, it’s pretty cheap! Thailand is definitely a treat for tourists.
Russia also has a lot to offer tourists. There’s St. Petersburg, Moscow, or the Kazan for places to visit and they are surely very fascinating to tourists who are into history, culture and art. Another thing to behold is the Russian Winter. People from two-season countries definitely love this! Without doubt, a tour of Russia is not complete without having premium quality Vodka. Nothing beats having a taste of it from the country it’s made famous from.
8. United Kingdom
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Following Russia is the United Kingdom. When in London, you can always look-up to the Big Ben or cross the popular London Bridge. These are just some places to visit but are probably some of the major contributors to the countries’ rank as famous tourist destinations. Furthermore, if you are planning to go to the U.K. for a tour, don’t forget to emerge in the British culture!
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Germany is definitely a tourist favourite not just because of all the beautiful places the country offers, but also because of the historical destinations and great culture that you can experience while in the country. Have beers, sausages, pretzels and all the other iconic German treats while strolling down one of their many wonderful cobbled streets. This is indeed one of the best tourist spots in the world.
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Turkey is planning to lure more sports tourists using its’ golf courses and beautiful terrain. It’s remarkable how they made use of its’ geographic advantage. Sports enthusiast will surely be hooked with this great deal. Aside from these new additions to tourism in Turkey, there’s also so many other iconic destinations you can see in the cultural melting pot. There’s the Sultan Ahmed Mosque which was the main inspiration for Queen Amidala’s castle in Star Wars as well as Hagia Sophia, The Grand Bazaar and the Library of Celsus. This country offers some of the best historical and cultural places in the world today.
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Italy is also one of the tourist favourites without a doubt. Italy has many famous cities such as Venice, Rome, Milan, Florence etc., not to mention it also houses the city state Vatican City, which is very famous for Catholic tourists and pilgrimage. Anywhere you look, you can find both historic and artistic architectures, landscape and pieces, like Roman Empire’s Coliseum, the ever so smooth-moving Venice canal that tourists should never miss, or the world renowned Leaning Tower of Pisa. When it comes to scenery, Lake Como, Cinque Terre and Amalfi Coast shouldn’t be left out.
China’s tourism is not doing well compared to previous years, yet it has nevertheless been quite the famous tourist destination. Shanghai, Hong Kong and Beijing are quite famous destinations worldwide and of course, the Great Wall of China is a major tourist draw, it can be quite crowded and the pollution is starting to pose problems for tourists, but still, China is definitely one of the must-see countries in the world for tourists.
Spain, like the other European countries in this list has many iconic places to offer tourist and cities like Madrid and Barcelona are among the most popular choices for destinations in the country. Aside from the scenic views, historical places and iconic architectural places, Spain also has a tantalizing culture and magnificent cuisine that tourists just love to experience and explore.
2. United States
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The most famous country in the world, is definitely also among the most famous tourist destination in the world. Even among Americans, it’s quite easy to be a tourist in their own country because of the distinctive cultures of each states in this big nation. Among the most favourite tourist cities in the U.S. are New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Chicago, Miami and Washington D.C.
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France is definitely the most fascinating country for tourists with its rich culture, spectacular scenery, historical and iconic landmarks and delectable cuisine. Who doesn’t want to see the Eiffel Tower, walk along Champs-Élysées, eat on a sidewalk cafe and see the Mona Lisa in the Louvre? Visiting this beautiful country is probably in the bucket list of most people in the world.
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