9 of the Most Visited Attractions in the World

The objective behind travelling is to get away from routine and travelling is very enlightening most of the times. There are innumerable places in the world for us to visit. But our lifetime might not suffice to even visit 2 percent of all the places. Considering our boring busy lives, we might not find time to even visit our own country thoroughly.

1. Do Some Shopping in Kapali Carci in Istanbul

Kapali Carci in Turkish means 'Grand Bazaar.' Istanbul is one of the oldest and largest covered markets in the world. The market which is spread across 61 covered streets has over 3000 shops. This market is visited by around 2,50,000 to 4,00,000 visitors on an average daily. Experience the authenticity of the Ottoman architecture as you step into the market itself.

Kapali Carci's construction dates back to 1455-56. Enjoy the aroma of the Turkish perfumes and relish the Kebabs as you walk along the streets. The 500 year old market is a marvelous piece of Ottoman architecture.

2. Take a Walk through Plaza de la Constitucion in Mexican City

The Zocalo located amidst Mexican city is another most visited place in the world. Zocalo means the 'base' remarking the country's hard earned independence in the 19th century. This is one of the largest public squares in the world. It holds a record of having annual visitors of around 85,00,000 people.

The Zocalo thrums with events and activities throughout the year. This historic Public Square hosts military parades, political and cultural events, concerts, exhibitions, fairs and public installations. Metropolitan Cathedral and the Palacio-the Presidential Palace, flank this historic public square, and an imposing Mexican flag, raised and lowered daily, waves over the scene.

3. Get a Glimpse of Flashing Lights at the New York's Times Square

Around 50,00,000 visitors flock in and around Times Square annually. What draws such attraction is its megastores, Broadway shows, and flashing lights. It is more like a festival of lights. Hollywood movies that portray Times Square in its best possible way might be the one of the reasons for tourists to visit the place.

Pedestrian-only places and cafe tables are all the more appealing to hang out at Times Square. Times Square can even be a convenient, instead of chaotic, base, thanks to hotels at every price point and easy access to public transportation: subways, rails, buses, and more yellow taxis than you can count.

4. The Famous Central Park in the City of Lights - New York

New Yorkers' favorite getaway is the Central Park. Although the city has larger green spaces, Central Park is the most famous and happening destination for the locals. It has around 40,00,000 visitors round the year. Escape from the busy Manhattan into the greens of the park. The park stretches around 850 acres attracting tourists and the locals alike.

Take a ride in one of the horse-drawn carriages, check out the modest-size zoo, climb to the top of 19th-century Belvedere Castle, or take a break from pounding the pavement to sprawl on the Great Lawn, gazing at the skyscrapers above. It is the nearest picnic spot for the New Yorkers.

5. Gambling Capital of the World--Vegas It Is

Gambling Capital-explains in itself why the city of Las Vegas is most visited. Annually visited by 30, 500,000 visitors, Las Vegas is a city that never sleeps. According to the survey, 77 percent of Vegas tourists, which sum up to 30.5 million, chose to stay at hotels which lie right on the four-mile-long strip of the city.

The Las Vegas Strip is flooded with series of shops, casinos, and restaurants; name it and you find it there. Most fascinating activity is to sit back and watch people-which gets all the more exciting at the night.

6. Feel the Divinity at Meiji Jingu Shrine-Tokyo

A century old shrine in Tokyo that was built to honor the divine souls of Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken. Situated amidst the bustling Tokyo city, the shrine is a calm and peaceful haven surrounded by holy forest with more than 1,00,000 tress. Seasonal gardens feature spring azaleas, summer irises, brilliant autumn leaves on Japanese maples and ginkgos, and black pines dusted with winter snow.

The tranquil forest was developed to replace the sights and sounds of the busy city. The shrine regularly welcomes more than three million visitors for the year's first offering. No other temple in Tokyo attracts those large crowds. Unlike the other Asian temples Shinto shrine is austere and serene without any flashy colors.

7. Visit the Grand Old Sensoji Temple in Tokyo

Tokyo's oldest temple is a beautiful treasure that has been preserved for centuries. Sensoji Temple is dedicated to Bodhisattva Kannon, the most compassionate form of Buddha in B.C 628, is also known as Asakusa temple. The temple has a centuries old shopping street as well.

The temple's five storied pagoda is the major attraction of the temple. The temple area hosts year round festivals and carnivals that depict the splendid Buddhist culture, which is why most of the visitors are attracted to the shrine more than ever.

8. Niagara's Majestic Falls

On the border of the Ontario, U.S. and Canada, three massive waterfalls together is called-Niagara Falls. These falls range from smallest to largest and are known as Horseshoe Falls.

They spill about 6 million cubic feet of water from a maximum vertical drop of 165 feet every single minute. There are many other majestic falls like the Niagara Falls, but these falls unlike others are a great source of energy. They are also more accessible than many major falls. Niagara Falls attract over 22,000,000 annual visitors.

9. New York City's Grand Central Terminal

The terminal is not just for the commuters, it is also frequently visited by the tourists who are there to take a look at this Grand Terminal. Its glittering ceiling painted with constellations in the sky, creates an appearance like that of a museum rather than a terminal. Visitors take a walk and enjoy taking a look at huge doom that depicts fine work of art.

The terminal is also a host of restaurants, annual holiday markets, stores, and special events on and off throughout the year. And its two grandest venues are the Campbell Apartment that serves craft cocktails, and the historic Oyster Bar.
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