Top 50 Places of the World That Everyone Should Visit

By on May 17, 2016

The famous American Writer, Susan Sontag famously said “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” Whether as a means of self exploration or for broadening one’s imaginative horizons or for the joy of journeys alone, travel has been an essential part of the civilizations and the world as we know it today.

Travel and Tourism is the largest economic activity of the world and something that connects and enriches communities, societies and races. Although one lifetime is not nearly enough to see even a part of God’s most beautiful creation , This beautiful planet Earth we call home , still there are some places which has caught the imagination of the traveller for centuries together , made them feel awed, inspired and somewhat humbled at these glorious destinations and attractions , some man-made , many made by nature .Let us try and enumerate some of these glorious places in our low-down of the 50 best tourist destinations of the world.

London, U.K

London

Among the most iconic of all the world’s cities, inhabited since the 2nd millennia. The most important tourist attractions are the Big Ben, The Tower Bridge, The St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Buckingham Palace.

Chicago, U.S.A

Chicago

Chicago, The Windy City is along the shores of Lake Michigan and known for its vibrant art scene and cultural diversity. The Art Institute of Chicago, The Millennium Park, The Wrigley Field and the Museum of Science and Industry are not to be missed.

Sydney, Australia

Sydney

The first city in Australia to be settled by the Europeans, Sydney has numerous historical and cultural landmarks and heritage buildings. With 50,000 years of aboriginal history, it is also a city rich in multiple cultures. Visit the World Famous Sydney Opera House, The Le perouse Museum and the Ku-Ring Gai Chase National Park while there.

Bangkok, Thailand

shopping in Bangkok

One of the most popular tourist places of the world , Bangkok is a city of diversity and contrast , whether it’s the modern and the traditional, affluent or the moderate, it is a pleasure for the senses. Visit The Grand Palace and the Wat Prakeaw, Wat Arun and the Bangkok Floating Markets for sure.

Prague, Czech Republic

Prague Castle

Prague is steeped in rich history and culture. The chilling reminders of the cold war exist hand in hand with the modern museums and monuments. While in Prague do visit the Prague Castle, Jewish Museum and the Grand St. Nicholas Church.

Hongkong, China

Hongkong

Hong Kong ,literally meaning “Fragrant Harbour “ in Cantonese is a former British colony and  is a combination of European opulence with oriental charm. Studded with an envious skyline, it is famous for Ocean Park, The Hongkong Disneyland and the famous Hong Kong Maritime museum.

Agra, India

Taj Mahal

Agra, the magnificent former Mughal centre of power lies on the river Yamuna and has multiple world heritage sights. Along with the stunning Taj Mahal, one of the wonders of the world, the Agra Fort, once the seat of administrative and military control of India and the mightyFatehpur Sikri, the fascinating ghost city built in the 16th century.

Osaka, Japan

Osaka, Japan

Osaka , dating back to the Asuka and Nara periods was the capital of Japan in brief periods and is a major historical and commercial centre of Japan.The Osaka Castle , Peace Osaka , a museum built to promote peace through displays of war and the Sumiyoshi Shrine are worth the visit.

Cairo, Egypt

Cairo, Egypt

The Egyptians call this city “Umm ad Dunya” – The mother of the world , One of the most iconic cities of the world, one drive can have you gaping at the beautiful mosques, grand avenues and 19th century iconic palaces. Not to mention the Pyramids of Giza.

Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, Iceland

Considered to be the World’s most Northerly capital, this city has creative and quirky people , wild nightlife and a throbbing spirit. With a backdrop of snow-capped mountains and gushing geysers, you will still be spoilt for the choice between magnificent palaces and captivating art. Must visit sites are Hallgrimskirkja, the beautiful white church and the quirky and unique Iceland “Phallogical Museum”.

Christchurch, New Zealand

The Cathedrals of Christchurch

Among the most beautiful cities in the world, Christchurch is the gateway to New Zealand’s south island. There are world class alpine resorts, river rafting, wind surfing, whale watch and internationally acclaimed wineries, all within a couple of hours from the International Airport.

Gaborone, Botswana

Gaborone, Botswana

Considered to be the greatest wildlife spectacle on Earth, Botswana is among the greatest Safari destinations in the world. Having more elephants than any other country and abundant wildlife, Botswana is a wildlife enthusiast’s paradise. This land of Okavango Delta and Kalahari Desert is among the world’s most exclusive destinations.

Los Angeles, U.S.A.

Los Angeles

There are plenty of reasons to love Los Angeles , one of the most historically iconic cities of the world. There are sandy beaches, the most vibrant nightlife, spectacular architecture and great amusement parks. All tourists must visit the world famous Hollywood, THE Getty Centre and the Rodeo Drive.

St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg

Formerly known as Leningrad, the beautiful former capital of the mighty USSR, is among the most beautiful summer cities of the world. The cultural centre of the country, it boasts of the iconic tourist centres such as the Hermitage Museum, The world famous Marisky opera Theatre and the palace square.

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro

Rio is among the world’s most frequented tourist destinations in the world and the most visited city in southern hemisphere. This vibrant seaside city is pulsating with culture, history and sport. Among the many must visit sites at Rio, surfing at Prainha, the sheer magnitude of Christ the Redeemer’s statue and the Sugarloaf Mountain.

Victoria, Canada

Victoria, Canada

Victoria on the southern end of Vancouver Island, is the capital of British Columbia and among the prettiest colonial cities in Canada. Having the mildest climate in Canada and is beautiful and colourful the year around. Ranked among the Top Ten Islands of the world , the stunning  Craigdarroch Castle mansion and the beautiful Matheson lakes are must visit.

Isle of Skye, Scotland

Isle of Skye, Scotland

The beautiful and rugged Isle of Skye has been occupied since the Mesolithic period and has been recently voted among the most beautiful islands in the world by national geographic. Among the many attractions of this island are the Lochalsh museum and the Eilean donan castle.

Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Samarkand is among the most prominent and historical centres of Central Asia and for being a great centre of Islamic centre of scholarly study and are intriguing and interesting. The main centres of attraction are Registan Ensemble, Tilla Kari Medrese and the Ulugbek’s Observatory.

Petra, Jordan

Petra, Jordan

Petra, among the wonders of the world is a site of immense beauty, history and romance. The giant red mountains and vast mausoleums are true wonders of human effort . This vast , unique city is carved into sheer rock and is among the most amazing man made endeavours of the world.

Machu Pichu, Peru

Machu Picchu

The ruins of Machu Pichu discovered in 1911 by archaeologist Hiram Bingham is among the most beautifully enigmatic historical sites in the world. The wondrous stone structures erected by the Incas turned this site into a small but extraordinary city. This site must be in the top destinations of all history lovers.

Singapore

Singapore Zoo

The beautiful, diverse and incredibly multicultural (They have four official languages!)is a group of 63  islands is one of the world’s greenest cities. The Singapore Botanic Gardens, The China Town and the Sentosa island are unmissable.

Venice, Italy

Venice

One of the most remarkable cities in Europe, Venice is a great cultural centre, the birth place of Marco Polo and Casanova along with other great painters and artist. Considered to be one of the most romantic cities of the world, the Venetian waterways are truly iconic.

Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul1

Combining the histories and culture of both Europe and Asia , Istanbul reflects the influences of many empires that ruled there. A truly cosmopolitan centre Istanbul has something for everyone along with a huge wealth of historic and religious places. The Hagia Sophia, Okapi Palace and the Church of St Savoir in Chora are not to be missed.

Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City

One of the largest cities of the world, and the high altitude capital of Mexico, Mexico City is steeped in culture and heritage. The most visited attractions include The Metropolitan Cathedral, Plaza de la Constitution and the Metropolitan Cathedral.

Paris, France

Paris (France)

The beautiful and iconic Paris is one of the most important centres of culture, fashion, commerce and art in the whole of the world and among the most visited places in the world. The Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Louvre museum are iconic and not to be missed.

Rome, Italy

Rome City

‘Rome wasn’t built in a day” and a lifetime is not enough to be able to admire all the wondrous spots of this truly iconic, historical city. Beautiful ancient gothic sculptures rub shoulders with wide boulevards and modern museums and cafes. The Vatican, The Coliseum and the Pantheon are amazing and iconic.

Orlando, Florida

Walt Disney World, Orlando, United States

Orlando , the Theme Park capital of the world is the epitome of human endeavour and effort. Drawing more than 60 million tourists an year, it is one of the busiest tourist centres of the modern world. The Walt Disney World Resort is magnificent and a must visit.

Niagara Falls – Ontario, Canada

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls are by far the most famous waterfall in the world, so big that it actually has two of the world’s biggest countries on either side of it. The Maid of the mist is a must go.

Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo

Tokyo, the world’s most populous metropolis is an amalgamation of true Japanese ethos. From the ultra modern robot restaurants to the serene meiji Shinto shrine, Tokyo is really a pleasure for any tourist. The sprawling Imperial Palace and the legendary Tsukiji Fish market are definitely on all tourist’s list.

Varanasi, India

Varanasi, India

Known as the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world, Varanasi is a riot of colour, vibrancy and unrelentingly chaotic places in the world. Situated on the banks of the mighty river Ganga, this is a spiritualist’s paradise. Multiple Ghats and Temples are visited by millions of tourists each year.

Beijing, China

Beijing (China)

As a city that is 3000 years old, Beijing, the capital of the most populous country in the world, has a power to surprise the tourist with its variance, charm and beauty and is an example of the great transformation of China and its society. The Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and the awe inspiring Great Wall of China are truly iconic World Landmarks.

New York, USA

New York City

New York is arguably the most powerful urban centres of the world today, be it finance, fashion, art or culture, New York ranks among the beat in the world. The Empire State Building, The Big Apple, Manhattan doesn’t need any introduction.

Bagan, Myanmar

Bagan, Myanmar

One of Myanmar’s main attractions, the city of Bagan is known for its archaeological area where over 2000 Buddhist monuments are visible over the plains. The beautiful Ananda Temple , built in 1091 is truly iconic . Buddhist historians and tourists from all over the world come regularly to Bgan to marvel upon its heritage and history.

The Great Barrier Reef, Australia

The Great Barrier Reef, Australia

One of the wonders of the natural world, the Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system and is visible even from the space! It stretches for over 2300 km and is located in the Coral Sea, off the coast of Queensland. It is a must visit tourist destination for all tourists interested in nature.

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Angkor, Cambodia

Built in the 12th century, the awe inspiring Angkor Wat is the world’s largest religious monument and took 30 years to make. Millions of tourist visits Angkor Wat for its genius architecture and stunning detaining. Lonely Planet voted Angkor Wat as the world’s number one sight

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Las Vegas

Known as the “Sin City’, Las Vegas is famed the world over for its giant casinos, 24 hr. Entertainment options and the iconic dancing fountains. The epitome of human ingenuity, the city is visited by millions of tourists each year.

Goa, India

Goa

Steeped in Colonial Portuguese culture and boasting of some of the best beaches in the world, once a hippie’s paradise, Goa is one of the most beautiful beach cities of India. The Basilica of Bom Jesus, the Dona Paula and the Miramar are among the most visited attractions.

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona

One of the world’s most beautiful cities , Barcelona is a true epitome of Spanish ingenuity and enterprise and among the most visited cities in Europe. The beautiful Sagrada Familia church and the world famous La Rambla street is most visited attractions.

Marrakesh, Morocco

Marrakesh, Morocco

Dating back to the medieval Berber empire, Marrakesh has a confluence of European, Arabic and African cultures which is breathtakingly beautiful and is home to beautiful palaces, souks and gardens. The most visited attractions are Jema el fnaa, majorelle garden and Bahia Palace.

Havana, Cuba

Havana, Cuba

Havana, the colourful and eclectic, a little mysterious capital of Cuba is among the richest cultural centres of the world. With a rich and varied colonial past and fascinating heritage, Havana is one of the most intriguing places in each and every tourist’s itinerary. The presidential palace is grand and the town square historic and alive.

Jerusalem, Israel

Jerusalem

Jerusalem is a mosaic of culturally and religiously diverse people. One of the holiest cities in the world, it has one of the longest uninterrupted history of continuous habitation. The holocaust memorial, Yad Vashem is quite popular.

Athens, Greece

Athens, Greece

Athens is one of the most historically important cities of the world with a civilization of 4000 years. Full of ancient landmarks and exhilarating nightlife, Athens is as diverse as it is old. The best visited spots are the Acropolis and the Parthenon.

Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon

Lisbon, the capital of the once mighty Portuguese empire is a beautifully preserved European mega city. Charming, colourful and multicultural, Lisbon is almost like a fairytale city, complete with castle and cobbled roads. The most visited sights are the Sao Jorge castle and the Belem tower.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Things To Do In Amsterdam

Widely believed to be one of the most liberal and inclusive cities in the world, Amsterdam is well known for its beautiful canal system and its rich 17th century heritage. The Van Gogh museum and the Red Light district are quite popular with tourists.

Jaipur, India

Jaipur, India

Known as the Pink City of India and an unmissable part of the tourist triangle of India, Jaipur is colourful, grand and opulent . The City Palace and the Hawa Mahal are most popular.

Santorini, Greece

Stunning scenery in Santorini

The multicoloured cliffs of Santorini are beautiful and unique and the bright blue roofs on layered mountains a sight to behold. The most visited sights are Therasia , the hot spring.

Zanzibar, Tanzania

Zanzibar, Tanzania

The beautiful palm fringed beaches, aromatic spice markets and exotic beaches make Zanzibar the most sought after destination in the whole of Africa and offers a different kind of vacation experience. The most visited attraction is the Pemba Island

Anchorage, Alaska, USA

Anchorage, Alaska, USA

PRISTINE, AND Snow Covered, Alaska is a nature lover’s dream. Known for its cultural sites like the Alaskan native heritage centre , the city is just some minutes drive to some of the great mountains and wilderness. The Alaska Zoo and the Naval Museum are quite popular with tourists.

Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Castle

One of the most historically rich cities in the world, Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and has incredible coastline and beautiful colonial era, well maintained buildings. The most iconic attractions are the Edinburgh Castle and the Scottish National Gallery.

Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen, Denmark

The capital of Denmark, the beautiful capital city of Copenhagen is among the most liberal and naturally beautiful cities in the world. The most visited sites are Tivoli Gardens and the iconic Little Mermaid.

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