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Top 20 tourist attractions in the world

AttractionLocationVisitors per yearDescription
Grand BazaarIstanbul, Turkey91 millionOne of the world’s oldest and largest covered markets, offering a vast array of shops and items for sale
Times SquareNew York City, USA50 millionKnown as “The Crossroads of the World”, this commercial and entertainment hub is famous for its bright lights and billboards
Niagara FallsCanada/USA30 millionA collection of three waterfalls, renowned for their natural beauty and dramatic views
The LouvreParis, France9.6 millionOne of the world’s most famous museums, home to a vast collection of art and artifacts, including the Mona Lisa
Machu PicchuCusco, Peru1.5 millionAn ancient Incan citadel, situated high in the Andes Mountains and offering breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape
Angkor WatSiem Reap, Cambodia1.5 millionA massive temple complex built in the 12th century, representing the pinnacle of Khmer architecture
The Great Wall of ChinaChina10 millionA series of fortifications stretching over 13,000 miles, built over centuries to protect China from invading forces
The ColosseumRome, Italy7.6 millionAn iconic amphitheater, known for hosting ancient gladiator battles and other public spectacles
The Taj MahalAgra, India8 millionA white marble mausoleum, built in the 17th century by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as a tribute to his late wife
The Great Pyramid of GizaCairo, EgyptN/AOne of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the largest of three pyramids in Giza, and the only one remaining mostly intact
The Eiffel TowerParis, France7 millionAn iconic symbol of Paris, offering stunning views of the city from its observation decks
The AcropolisAthens, Greece3 millionA hilltop citadel containing ancient temples and buildings, including the Parthenon
The VaticanVatican City6 millionThe spiritual and administrative center of the Roman Catholic Church, including St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel
The Forbidden CityBeijing, China14 millionA vast palace complex that was the home of the Chinese emperor for nearly 500 years
PetraJordan1 millionAn ancient city carved into pink sandstone cliffs, known for its beautiful rock-cut architecture
The AlhambraGranada, Spain2.7 millionA stunning Moorish palace and fortress, with beautiful gardens and intricate architectural details
The Sydney Opera HouseSydney, Australia10.9 millionA distinctive modernist building, famous for its sail-like design and hosting a variety of performing arts events
The Statue of LibertyNew York City, USA4 millionA gift from France to the United States, symbolizing freedom and democracy
The Sagrada FamiliaBarcelona, Spain3 millionAn unfinished basilica, designed by architect Antoni Gaudi, with intricate facades and towering spires
The Christ the Redeemer StatueRio de Janeiro, Brazil2 millionA massive statue of Jesus Christ, standing atop the Corcovado Mountain and overlooking the city