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The World’s Top 25 Tourist Destinations

Don’t know where to go this year? Check out the list of the most visited tourist destinations in the list for your wanderlust.

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#19. Pattaya, Thailand

19 Pattaya, Thailand

Boasting of long shorelines and beautiful, sandy, pristine beaches, Pattaya pulled in a whopping 6.43 million international and local tourist visits. Check out Jomtien Beach, Naklua and Nong Nooch Village when you’re there.

#18. Miami

18 Miami

Miami is famous for the long stretch of Miami Beach which was able to garner a staggering 7.26 million visitors in 2014 alone. Apart from the beach, the largest Art Deco building is also located in the city of Miami. When you’re visiting, check out Fort Lauderdale and John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.

#17. Phuket, Thailand

17 Phuket, Thailand

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Another beach paradise in Thailand, Phuket was able to get 8.1 million visitors, increasing by 1% from the previous years. People visited the following popular sites, Hat Kamala, Hat Patong and Cape Panwa.

#16. Guangzhou, China

16 Guangzhou, China

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Another popular city in China garnered 8.2 million tourists in 2014 and this is because of the following sites, White Cloud Mountain, Yuexiu Park and The Pearl River.

#15. Taipei, Taiwan

15 Taipei, Taiwan

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At number 15 is Taipei which had a total of 8.6 million visits from people around the world. The world’s largest national museum could be one of the reasons for the huge number of tourist influx to the city. Other sites to check out include Taipei 101, Chiang Kai Shek Memorial and Beitou Hotsprings.

#14. Rome, Italy

14 Rome, Italy

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Consistently visited by both local and international tourists, Rome gathered 8.78 million visitors and this could be attributed to St. Peter’s Basilica, the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon.

#13. Seoul, South Korea

13 Seoul, South Korea

Slowly but surely, Seoul rose in the list with 9.39 million tourist visitors from the world over. When in South Korea, don’t forget to pass by the Seoul Tower, Lotte World and the Jongmyo Shrine.

#12. Dubai, United Arab Emirates

12 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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As the city rapidly expands its infrastructure, the number of visitors continues to rise as well. In 2014 alone, Dubai was able to garner 11.39 million tourists to its city. Don’t miss out on seeing the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Aquarium and the Bastakia when you plan to visit the city.

#11. Antalya, Turkey

11 Antalya, Turkey

Antalya is a Mediterranean resort town located in southwest Turkey. It was able to gather 11.5 million tourists, majority of whom are Russian. Sites to see include the Roman Fortress, Karst Springs and the Antalya Museum.

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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.

Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle

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.

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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 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.

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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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