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The 10 Most Visited Countries in The World

by Citizen on 26/02/09 at 4:51 am

You may want to consider these when taking a vacation.

10) Mexico : 21.5 million

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This beautiful country is widely known for its great cuisine and it visited by over 20 millions each year. The country has one of the most popular cuisines and this cuisine is famous all over the world. As the country is amongst the top visited countries in the world so it has a great tourism industry.

9) Malaysia: 23.6 million

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This country is a one the best countries to visit in Southeast Asia. Malaysia has a great cuisine which has some influence of Chinese, Singaporean and Indian cuisine as well. The famous tourist spots of this country are Genting, KL tower and Petronas Tower.

8) Germany: 24.2 million

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Germany is the leading manufacturer of cars and it has a very great rich history. Germany is a beautiful country and some of its major cities include Berlin, Frankfurt and Hamburg.

7) Turkey: 25.5 million

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Turkey is a Eurasian country which is a part of both continents. Asia as well as Europe. The country is home to the famous Bosphorus bridge which connects the European and Asian parts of Turkey. Turkey is a Muslim dominated country with some beautiful mosques to visit.

6) United Kingdom: 28 million

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United Kingdom is a very beautiful country which has great political and economical importance. London is the capital of United Kingdom and has some really beautiful places to visit. United Kingdom includes four countries namely: Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England.

5) Italy: 43.2 million

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Italy is a very old country with a very rich history and heritage. Italy has some very beautiful buildings with great architecture like the Colosseum and the leaning tower of Pisa. One of the most visited cities of Italy is Venice.

4) China: 50.9 million

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China is the most populated country in the world and it has a great impact on the economical sector of the world. China is a very advanced country with a very wide culture and heritage. China is amongst the oldest countries in the world.

3) Spain: 52.2 million

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Spain is widely known for its great cuisine, beautiful architecture and amazing Spanish traditions and culture. The most popular cities of Spain include Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia. Spain is a very vibrant country and a sure must visit place.

2) United States: 54.9 million

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United states is home to the Statue of liberty and Hollywood. United states has some very beautiful places to visit. The major cities of United states include Washington D.C, California, Chicago, New York and San Francisco.

1) France: 74:2 million

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France has over 74 million visitors each year and that is because France has some beautiful places to visit and its food is very popular all over the world. It is a very important country of western Europe and Paris is its capital.

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pratyush jain

Feb 26th, 2009

Its a gr8 thing to know about such things….
I didnt know that which r the 10 most visited countries in the world……

adjiex_jogja

Feb 26th, 2009

hmm..i want go to england. but if it’s no choice today. so i want choose Germany. cos i like technology.

jordanhope

Mar 10th, 2009

well i have never been out of Austalia but i want to go to slovenia one day

dexhand

Mar 20th, 2009

i want go to every where in this world if i have enough money :)

silver

Mar 21st, 2009

Nice….collection…thanks for sharing.

catlord

Apr 11th, 2009

I need a vacation!
I went to the pyramids in Mexico and got to climb to the top. Chichen Itza, near Cancun. Climbing the pyramid is no longer permitted however, in 2004(???) a San Diego woman fell and tumbled down the 90-something stone steps and died from her injuries… :-(

The steps are narrow, and very steep. You could walk up the steps facing forward… but coming down you have to step ’sideways.’ It is said by the locals that this is so that you ‘…never turn your back on your Gods.’

-thestickman

Luffy12

Apr 12th, 2009

great tnx for the info

yaffel

Apr 12th, 2009

I would love to visit all of them

Eunice Tan

Apr 13th, 2009

Thanks for the informations

Elizabeth Abbott

Apr 16th, 2009

Your text is inviting and makes me want to travel. You also have some very interesting and inspiring friends. I have compassion for you related to the above mentioned over-sight. I feel terrible when I make mistakes. I also feel terrible when I am disrespected. I appreciate the way in which you both (Shari86 and Sam) took care of the above situation. I have been inspired and I have learned in many ways from this text and the comments. Thank You . Elizabeth Abbott

LOVELYHONEY

Jul 12th, 2009

Canada is amazing
one cannot leave this world fully satisfied

unless one has visited this beautiful place

and seeen

Niagra falls

Siu

Jul 18th, 2009

Thank you for the info.

lorraine

Nov 9th, 2009

France may have amazing places to see and experience but first one must get passed its rude people…making the the experience negative.

David

Nov 20th, 2009

I visited Mexico a few months ago and it’s AMAZING!

matias spain

Dec 28th, 2009

lol at mexico

BluSphere

Oct 19th, 2010

Very informative. Thanks. Pictures wouldn’ve been nice :)

Regards,
THE BluSphere ;)

lorraine

Oct 28th, 2010

Top Ten Tourist Countries in the World
These are the top ten most visited countries by international tourists in 2009. On a worldwide basis tourism overall shrank by 4% in 2009 as the great recession took its toll on the travel industry
as well as every other industry. How many of these countries can you name off the top of your head? Some are real easy while others might be a surprise but if you think of the great tourist destinations in the world you\’ll get most of the countries.

1) France – 74.2 million international tourists

France tops the list having welcomed some 74.2 million international tourists in 2009. That is a massive amount of visitors but of course France has a ton of great tourist attractions which draws in all those visitors. The top tourist destination in France is the city of Paris which saw almost 15 million international tourists in 2009. Paris is loaded with great restaurants, hotels and hostels to accommodate all the tourists who come to see such great attractions as Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney Studios Park, the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum, the Musee d\’Orsay, the Arc de Triomphe, the Pompidou Centre and Sainte-Chapelle.

Other highly popular tourist attractions in France include the Palace of Versailles, Mont-Saint-Michel, Chateau de Chambord, Chateau du Haut-Koenigsbourg, Puy de Dome, the fortified city of Carcassonne, the French Riviera full of beaches and seaside resorts, the Alps and Pyrenees mountain ranges full of ski resorts and hotels, the Tour de France and the religious pilgrimage site at Lourdes.

2) United States – 54.9 million

The United States ranks second to France attracting almost 60 million international tourists in 2009. Major international tourist attractions in the United States include New York City and especially Times Square, Las Vegas especially the Strip, Washington DC especially the National Mall including the Smithsonian, San Francisco especially the Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman\’s Wharf areas, Niagara Falls, Disneyland, the great National Parks especially the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone and of course Hawaii.

3) Spain – 52.2 million
Spain ranks 3rd just behind the United States at 52.2 million international tourists per year. Spain is popular with tourists because of its mild yearly climate and numerous sandy beaches and resorts along the
Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea which attracts tourists in Spain. Cities such as Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Cordoba, Grenada and Toledo are also popular tourist destinations in Spain. Many tourists also come to Spain to visit religious sites like the city of Santiago de Compostela. Spain is the 2nd most mountainous country in Europe and visitors come here to ski and stay at the mountain resorts in the Alps and Pyrenees.

4) China – 50.9 million

China is the most populated country in the world and 4th most visited with 50.9 million international tourists in 2009. Tourism to China has boomed in recent times as the government has eased travel restrictions for foreigners. Luxury hotels have been cropping up to handle the influx of tourists who come to see magnificent tourist attractions like the Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City in Beijing, the Terracotta Army in Xi\’an, the Three Gorges along the Yangtze River, the numerous mountains and mountain ranges, temples, grottoes and great cities like Hong Kong.

5) Italy – 43.2 million

Italy ranks 5th with 43.2 million international tourists in 2009. Italy is another European country with amazing tourist attractions such as Vatican City which is its own country inside Rome, the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Milan Cathedral as well such great tourist cities as Rome, Milan, Venice, Naples, Bologna and Florence. There are some 35,000 hotels in Italy to accommodate all the tourists.

Axel

Nov 18th, 2010

TURKEY is definetely the #1 choice with it’s breath-taking places and top-quality facilites.

Lucas

Mar 8th, 2011

Kebab N:1 der Turkei Klar!!

Nils

Mar 10th, 2011

People should stop about the “French people being Rude” legend ! It’s so wrong !! I ‘ve been to France many times so did some of my friends , and honnestly , people were very nice and polite ! If you are polite with people , they are polite with you ! I think people should understand a thing ; when travelling (wherever) a tourist could at least learn how to say hello/goodbye/thank you in the local language ,also , a tourist (often American in that case I m sorry) could treat locals as equals not as some sort of animals , no , it s unpolite to bump into somebody asking “where is this or that” without a “thank you” not a “hi” nor a “goodbye”…so I d say , the rude people here are tourists , mainly Americans , French are not more nor less rude and I found many great people there..Oh yes BTW ; they shower daily ! Amazing huh?

Citizen

Mar 10th, 2011

@Nils I agree with you on the fact that French people are not rude.

koby

Mar 11th, 2011

i want the philippines the most beutiful place ilke it

yo

Jun 7th, 2011

India is a great place toooo……

Ian

Apr 15th, 2012

Turkey for sure, great food and people, history, turquoise blue sea, beautiful beaches and the great feeling of being at europe and asia at the same time…

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