You might have already heard that investing in experience is much better than it is to put your money in material things. Traveling the world will surely give you the experience of a lifetime that you would be thanking yourself in the future for doing so. Knowing where to go is the challenge now.
CNN compiled a list of the most visited places according to Euromonitor International. The list was compiled from data of 57 core countries and the information gathered included, data from airports, hotels, statistics and tourism industries. If you don’t know where to travel next, check out the list of where the crowd is headed to at any given time of any year.
#25. Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo is at number 25 of the most number of tourists when the country clocked in a total number of a whopping 5.99 million visitors in 2014, according to Euromonitor International. This just means that Tokyo has to be in your bucketlist this year. Don’t forget to visit the Tokyo Imperial Palace, Mount Fuji and Great Buddha of Kamakura when you’re there.
#24. Milan, Italy
The reigning fashion capital of the world, Milan had a total of 6.05 million visitors back in 2014. Located right smack in the middle of Europe, one shouldn’t miss the Milan Cathedral, Navigli Lomabardi and the Sforzesco Castle to name a few.
#23. Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Mecca’s number of visitors increased a significant 6.2% in 2014 with a total number of 6.12 million tourists compared to 2013. Known as the Islamic pilgrimage capital of the world, sites to see should include Al Ula, Jawatha Mosque and Medain Saleh.
#22. Las Vegas
If you’re looking to enjoy, have fun and just party the night away, Las Vegas is the city for you. This place had a total number of 6.13 million visitors in 2014, according to the data gathered by Euromonitor International. Of course, you have to visit Caesar’s Palace, The Venetian Las Vegas, The Strip and Fremonth Street Experience.
#21. Prague, Czech Republic
Number 21 on the list is the city of Prague where the largest castle in the world, Prague Castle, is located. It had a total number of 6.35 million tourist visits who marveled at sites such as the Charles Bridge, Dancing House, and Powder Tower.
#20. Shanghai, China
Included in the list is the city of Shanghai located in the eastern part of China. It was able to garner a total of 6.4 million tourist visits in 2014. It is expected that this number will grow steadily every year, with sites such as the Jade Buddha Temple and the Yuyuan Garden enticing more visitors around the world.
The 12 Most Enchanting Castles Around the World
A fairy tale will never be the same without a majestic castle. Pick one that suits your fancy.
There's something about castles that make them magical and elegant. It could be because we all grew up reading and watching fairy tales and knowing that the story won't be complete without a prince and a princess living happily ever after in a castle. Behold, we give you, the castles which perhaps in one way or another inspired the fairy tales we love.
The Neuschwanstein Castle is a German castle which was built by Ludwig II of Bavaria in the 19th century. Up to this day, the said castle still looks majestic and elegant as it were when it was newly constructed.
Abandoned Russian Tunnels Have Been Hiding Secret That Only Few People Got to See
This psychedelic, natural phenomenon underneath Yekaterinburg, Russia is unknown to most people. A colorful salt mine exists, and in order to get in, one must secure a permit from the Russian government.
Hundreds of feet below Yekaterinburg, a Russian city, is a place for the curious which is awe-inspiring and totally mind blowing. This 'something' used to be a salt mine that upon seeing what it looks like now, you would hardly believe that it is actually real. Now, the salt mine is a colorful and psychedelic underground cave that should already be considered a tourist spot if it weren't prohibited by the Russian government.
The salt mines are located approximately 650 feet below the surface of Yekaterinburg.
The reason for existence of the colorful cave is the effect of the natural layers of a carnallite. The said mineral causes the formation of colored rocks, from yellow to white to blues and red hues. The creation of colorful swirls in the cave is so artistic that it can inspire artists to come up with their own artworks.
17 Iconic Landmarks That Appear Majestic Up-Close- Until You Zoom Out!
It’s all about perspective.
We all have seen the beauty of famous landmarks of the world. In pictures and up-close, you will be amazed at how magnificent the structures are. But have you ever wondered what it would look like if it was not seen from a close view?
This collection of photos just shows that perspective is an important factor in producing good or bad images. Well-known landmarks have always captivated the hearts of people and for those who haven’t been to any of them all they have is envy for people who have actually visited the locations.
Sometimes, photography can be misleading. Add to that the technology of post-photo editing, anyone can make an ordinary-looking object look like a million-dollar snapshot.
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