We have already presented you with several posts with some of the lesser known but very interesting places that are definitely worth visiting such as these 25 Unique Travel Destinations Most Travelers Have No Clue Exist, these 25 Dark Tourism Sites You Won’t Want To Spend A Night At, or these 25 Of The Most Amazing Atolls In The World. Today, we will certainly please all of the backpackers who love to explore the most famous and iconic tourists attractions in the world. Introverts and those who do not like to be surrounded by crowds of people will probably stick to the places featured in some of the previous posts because these places are definitely going to be crowded. This list will show you 25 of the most visited tourist attractions from around the world. On the other hand, this kind of a bucket list is something that every traveler should be ticking off, no matter how introverted or extroverted he or she is. There are certain places and sites in the world that are simply must-sees, and there are no doubts these popular tourist attractions are among them. From the Eiffel Tower and the Sydney Opera House to the Colosseum and the Statue of Liberty, get ready to take a trip around 25 Popular Tourist Attractions You’ll Want To See For Yourself.
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Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
Let us kick off the list with one the most famous tourist attractions in the world. Built in 1899, the Eiffel Tower is the most-visited paid monument in the world. In 2015, the site was visited by almost 7 million people. During its construction, the Eiffel Tower surpassed the Washington Monument to become the tallest man-made structure in the world, a title it held for 41 years until the Chrysler Building in New York City was finished in 1930.
Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia
A multi-venue performing arts center in Sydney, Australia, the Sydney Opera House attracts more than 8 million people each year with approximately 350,000 visitors taking a paid guided tour of the building. Constructed in 1973, this famous tourist attraction became a UNESCO World Heritage Site on 28 June 2007.
Prague Castle, Prague, Czech Republic
Occupying an area of almost 70,000 sq m (17.3 ac), the Prague Castle is the largest ancient castle in the world according to the Guinness Book of Records. Every year, almost 2 million people pay for the guided tour around the castle, and more than 7.4 million visitors pass through the castle grounds. Dating back to the 9th century, the castle is now the seat of the president of the Czech Republic.
Angkor Wat, Angkor, Cambodia
Originally constructed as a Hindu temple for the Khmer Empire, the Angkor Wat is a temple complex in Cambodia. It is the largest religious monument in the world. Since the 1990’s, the site has become a major tourist destination. In 1993, there were only 7,650 visitors to the site, but just 19 years later in 2012, the Angkor Wat received well over 2 million visits, making it the most visited tourist attraction in the country.
Great Wall of China, China
Once used as a wartime defense, the Great Wall of China winds from eastern China to western, spanning thousands of miles. The estimates of the total length of the wall vary greatly, but it is believed that the entire wall with all of its branches can measure up to 21,196 km (13,171 mi). The iconic landmark of China is visited by almost 11 million tourists annually.