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Top Ten Most Visited Cities in the World

Seoul​
Seoul​

The Most Popular Cities In The World To Visit The contest between cities is highly contentious, as London, Paris and, in recent years, Bangkok all vie for the top spot. Millions flock to the sights and sounds of Bangkok every year, allowing it to score the top place on 2017's most visited cities.

Tokyo​
Tokyo​

The survey not only culls visitor numbers, and travel spending data, like airline ticket purchases and souvenir purchases, but also predicts where people will be visiting within the next year. The company just released its most recent index, with the places on track to be 2017's most visited cities. Check out how how this year's list stacks up.

Istanbul​
Istanbul​

Istanbul is the world's eighth most popular city for tourists. International flights to Istanbul are cheaper when compared to the neighboring cities, so, in conjunction with its convenient geography, the city becomes a perfect starting point for trips across Europe, Asia, or North Africa.

Kuala Lumpur​
Kuala Lumpur​

7. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur is Malaysia's capital and its largest city. It's not only one of the fastest growing regions in the country, it is rapidly becoming one of the top attractions in the world.

Singapore​
Singapore​

The Most Popular Cities In The World To Visit The contest between cities is highly contentious, as London, Paris and, in recent years, Bangkok all vie for the top spot. Millions flock to the sights and sounds of Bangkok every year, allowing it to score the top place on 2017's most visited cities.

image: forbes.com
New York City​
New York City​

And according to the Hong Kong Tourism Board, 8.4 million people visited Hong Kong in 2010 alone. This city-state has grown from a modest British Colony into a thriving metropolis that rivals bigwigs like New York City and Los Angeles.

Dubai​
Dubai​

The Most Popular Cities In The World To Visit The contest between cities is highly contentious, as London, Paris and, in recent years, Bangkok all vie for the top spot. Millions flock to the sights and sounds of Bangkok every year, allowing it to score the top place on 2017's most visited cities.

Paris​
Paris​

This should come as no surprise: Paris is the most-visited city in the world. According to the Paris Tourism Office, the City of Love welcomed 15.1 million international travelers in 2010. And while its cobblestone streets and cozy cafés are oftentimes associated with doe-eyed romantics, picturesque Paris caters to a wide variety of tourists.

London​
London​

London . London is the largest city and capital of the United Kingdom, home to many world class museums and tourist attractions including the London Eye, London Bridge, the British museum and more. In its 2017 report, Mastercard states that 19.88 million tourists paid a visit to London.

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Bangkok​
Bangkok​

The World's Top 10 Most Visited Cities International visitors to Bangkok increased by 9.8 percent in 2012, the index says. Yuwa Hedrick-Wong, one of the index’s authors, says that “Bangkok has been able to tap into what we call ‘origin cities,’” feeder cities for international visitors.

source: forbes.com

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