June 21, 2023 | Kaddy Gibson

The Most Visited Tourist Attractions In The World


Some of the world’s most popular tourist attractions get millions of visitors each year. But have you ever been curious about which ones draw in the most? The list might surprise you. For the incomparable number of people that flock to them each year, these are some of the world’s most visited attractions.


Christ The Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Named one of the Seven Wonders of the World, this towering effigy of Christ watches over the city of Rio de Janeiro and all the international visitors who flock to it. Year after year, more than 2 million tourists gather at the foot of this stone messiah. If you're looking to visit The Redeemer, keep in mind that it is always busiest on Easter Sunday as thousands of people gather there to celebrate the resurrection of Christ.

Great Wall of China, Beijing, China

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With a centuries-long construction that began in the seventh century BC, the Great Wall of China is one of the world’s most awe-inspiring man-made formations. Spanning over 20,921 kilometers (13,000 miles), the Great Wall served as a formidable defense against invaders. It was also pivotal to establishing stable trade and immigration throughout the country. Today, the Great Wall of China is one of the most popular tourist destinations, with 10 million visitors each year. If you’re hoping to see it but are worried about the large crowds, try booking your trip for June. There are fewer people visiting at that time of year, and the wall is beautiful in the summer months.

Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, Turkey

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Comprised of 60 covered streets and 4,000 shops, the Grand Bazaar has something for everyone. From jewelry and silk carpets to rare spices and exotic delicacies, it is easy to see why the market is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world, drawing in 15 million visitors every year. If you’re planning a trip to this maze of vendors, it’s best to go early in the morning or late in the afternoon when it’s a little less crowded.

Niagara Falls, Canada and the United States

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Situated on the Canada-US border and comprised of a trio of waterfalls, Niagara Falls is one of the most powerful waterfalls in the world. Every minute, an incredible 169,901 cubic meters (6 million cubic feet) of water flows over the edge of the Falls. More than an impressive sight, that water also generates hydroelectric power for parts of New York state and Ontario. And with nearly 30 million visitors each year, Niagara Falls is undoubtedly among the world’s most visited tourist attractions. If you’re looking to avoid the crowds but still want to do cool excursions like The Maid of the Mist, try booking your trip for late May or early June.

These popular tourist attractions get super crowded, but don’t let that deter you from visiting. With a little planning, it’s possible to take in these wonders without feeling completely overwhelmed by other visitors.

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