Global Travel Guide

A LOOK AT THE TOP GLOBAL TRAVEL GUIDE ATTRACTIONS IN THE MOST POPULAR TOURIST DESTINATIONS TOP 10 TOURISTS DESTINATIONS 15.6 MIL 15 - 10.4 MIL 10 - 9.5 MIL 9.7 MIL 8.1 MIL 6 MIL 6.1 MIL 6.2 MIL 4.9 MIL 5 4.7 MIL BARCELONA SEOUL ROME DUBAI 7 The second largest city in Spain, Bar- celona is an influential metropolis This megacity of South Korea is one of the world's top ten financial and commercial centers. The largest and most populated city in Italy, this historić place has stood for 2.5 thousand years. Located south of the Persian Gulf, Dubai emerged as a global city and a located on the Mediterranean Sea. business hub. YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS IT: YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS IT: YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS IT: YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS IT: ISAGRADA FAMILIA IJONGMYO SHRINE I COLLISEUM BURJ AL ARAB The Sagrada La Familia is a large Ro man Catholic church with extraordinary gothic archtiecture. Although still in- complete, Gaudi worked on it from 1884 The oldest surviving Confucian royal ancestrian shrine, it was built in 1394 and is home to the Jongmyo jeryeak perfor- mance every May. Boasted to be the largest amphitheatre of the Roman Empire, the games played This luxurious hotel is shaped like a sail as a reference to the fishing and ship- ping culture that has dominated Dubai's history for centuries. within took 500,000 lives and over a mil- lion wild animals. until his death. FONTANA DE TREVI WAR MEMORIAL PALM ISLANDS ITORRE AGBAR Standing 85-ft high, this is Italy's largest, most famous Baroque fountain. Accord- ing to legend, tossing a coin in will guar- antee a return trip to Rome. The money is donated to Caritas, an ltalian charity. Consisting of 6 indoor exhibition rooms and an outdoor exhibition centre, this The Torre Agbar is a 38-story skyscraper which marks the gateway to the new technological district of Barcelona. Three artificial islands in the shape of palm trees shelter nearly 500 apart- ments, 2000 villas, 25 hotels and 200 shops of luxury. memorial commemorates the military history of Korea. I CUATRE COLUMNES GYEONGBOK PALACE |SPANISH STEPS DEIRA CLOCKTOWER NEW YORK CITY HONG KONG SINGAPORE The most densely populated city in America, New York is a center for global commerce, fi- This city-state of China is one of the most dens- ley populated regions in the world renowned for its expansive skyline and deep natural harbour. This island country is one of the wealthiest in the world and helps lead the globe in finance, casino gambling, oil refining and transshipment. nance, media, fashion, art and entertainment YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS IT: YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS IT: YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS IT: STATUE OF LIBERTY A gift from the French, Lady Liberty now stands on Liberty Island in New York Harbor and is an VICTORIA PEAK The Peak offers spectacular views of the city and. harbors. Visitors can reach the top by a tram which has been in operation since 1888. ESPLANADE This complex has a unique shape that is designed to optimize accoustics and provide solar shading of its pavillions. American cultural icon of freedom. I EMPIRE STATE BUILDING GIANT BUDDHA MERLION PARK Once the tallest building in the world, this 102-story skyscraper is designed in Art-Deco style and has an observation deck on top. The park welcomes over one million visitors each year and hosts frequent laser shows for great night photo opportunities. This 220 ton bronze statue is the world's largest seated outdoor Buddha. Visitors have to climb 268 steps to reach its base. TIMES SQUARE JUMBO FLOATING RESTAURANT CHIJMES PARIS BANGKOK The largest urban area in Thailand, Bangkok is home to 12 million people. This influential city is a political, social and The heart of France, Paris is one of the world's leading YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS IT: business and cultural centres. Its 3,800 historical monu- YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS IT: ments attract tourists from around the world to visit. economic center of Southeast Asia. |CHAMPS ELYSEE TEMPLE OF DAWN Avenue des Champs-Élysées is one of the most expensive strips of real estate housing cafés, luxury specialty shops, and such landmarks as l'Arc de Triomphe. it's also site for New Year's Eve and the 14th of July military parade. The riverside of the temple is home to six pavillions made of green granite although many confuse this to be Jade. The prangs are deco- rated by seashells and bits of porcelain from Chinese boats coming to Bangkok. The best views of Wat Arun come at sunset. I ĒIFFEL TOWER ERAWAN SHRINE This iron lattice tower is one of the most recognizable structures in the world. It was built as the entrance arch to the 1889 World's Fair. Today, it is the most visited paid monument globally. This Hindu shrine houses a statue of the creation god Brahma. Lo- cal Thai dance troupe often put on performances for tourists. VICTORY MONUMENT I LE MUSEE DU LOUVRE In the center of Paris, Le Louvre is one of the largest and most vis- ited art museums. Among its treasures is the infamous Mona Lisa. The Victory Monument's shape suggests a sword and masculine po- tency at the same time and in the case of this particular monument, was designed in the shape of five bayonets clasped together. LONDON Described as the world's cultural capital, London is the most popular tourist destination. It is no surprise considering its global prominence in the arts, commerce, education, entertain- ment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, research and development, tourism and transport. TOWER BRIDGE LONDON EYE BIG BEN YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS IT: Tower Bridge is a suspen- sion bridge consisting of The London Eye is the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe, and the most popular paid tour- two horizontal walkways. It ist attraction in the United Kingdom, visited by over 3.5 million people annually. It is Big Ben is the largest four- faced chiming clock in the world. Weighing 14.5 tons, the enormity of the bell in- spired Benjamin Hall to give it its name. This 153 year old clock tower is part of the Palace of Westminster and is two towers connected with was painted red, white and blue in 1977, as a part of the Queen's Silver Jubilee. It was opened to the public in 1982 and remains an iconic symbol iconic because the rim of the Eye is supported by tie rods and resembles a huge spoked bicycle wheel. symbolic of both London and England. of London. ANNUAL TOURISTS IN MILLIONS BARCELONA E SEOUL ROME DUBAI NEW YORK CITY HONG KONG SINGAPORE PARIS BANGKOK LONDON

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