If you’ve read the post on the world’s most visited countries, you’ll probably be interested in the world’s most visited cities. The previous post was based on various statistics compiled by the United Nations; this one is from estimated figures from the Mastercard Global Cities Index and is based on tourist spend. It is open to interpretation but it is probably as good a measurement as other methodologies, so let’s look at which are the 9 most visited cities.
Bangkok visitor numbers have surged since the film ‘Lost in Thailand’ created a sensation in China. An incredible 15.98 million tourists visit Bangkok each year, making it number one on the list of most visited cities in the world. The reason for the Thai capital’s popularity can be boiled down to its affordable prices, endless shopping opportunities, and exotic palaces and temples. It’s also a popular stopover for tourists heading to Australia, and Thai beach resort areas like Phuket, Koh Samui, and Krabi.