Where we choose to spend our vacation time says a lot about who we are. Many people are afraid of being labeled as a “tourist” when visiting a city in fear of being made fun of by the locals. But sometimes it’s fun to act like a tourist, especially in places you’ve never visited before! Check out these top tourist attractions around the world and go where the tourists go.
1. Times Square, NYC:
Have you ever seen Times Square empty and quiet? Of course not. Times Square is one the busiest parts of New York City with its flashing lights, broadway shows, amazing restaurants, and giant stores to shop in. Although it’s chaotic, Times Square is one location every tourist should visit at least once in their lifetime.
2. Niagra Falls, Ontario:
On the borders of the U.S. and Canada, this amazing waterfall spills about six million cubic feet of water every single minute! It’s definitely a sight to see, perfect for tourists who love to take breathtaking photos.
3. Grand Bazaar, Istanbul:
With 15,000,000 annual visitors, this is definitely a typical tourist spot. Hand-painted ceramics, patterned carpets, gold Byzantine-style jewelry and so much more will be sure to grab your attention at this bazaar.
4. Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris:
13,650,000 people visit the cathedral each year to look at the amazing architecture. It was built in 1345, surviving attacks of Huguenots, armies and others.
5. Forbidden City, Beijing:
For almost 500 years, the emperors who lived within the 178-acre wall dictated who could enter and leave the city. Today, anyone can walk in and out, as it is a popular tourist spot gaining more than 12 million visitors annually. Ever since the Olympics were held in Beijing, more and more visitors have been taking a look at the Forbidden City.
6. Sydney Opera House, Sydney:
Located on the harbor, the opera house is easily one of Australia’s most famous and most visited landmarks. Tourists are able to go backstage for a tour, attend a performance, and even watch the sun set on the harbor.
7. Everland, South Korea:
Everland amusement park opened in 1973 and is located in Gyeonggi-Do, South Korea. There are tons of different themed sections that children tend to love in the amusement park, such as a rodeo experience and a wildlife safari. This amusement park even holds the record for the world’s steepest wooden roller coaster!
8. British Museum, London:
This museum has two and a half miles of galleries and more than 7 million objects! Although a little bit overwhelming, this is one spot every tourist must see, especially since there is no admission fee.
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