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Revealed: Most visited cities in the world, 2019

Bangkok Thailand

Bangkok has been named the most visited city in the world, according to new traveler data from Mastercard. Thailand’s capital was closely followed by Paris and London on the list of can’t miss sites for travelers.

Here are the 20 most visited cities around the world, ranked in ascending order by the total number of international visitors they’re set to receive.

  1. Hong Kong — 8.23 million (international visitors)
  2. Bali, Indonesia — 8.26 million

  3. Palma de Mallorca, Spain — 8.96 million
  4. Barcelona, Spain — 9.09 million

  5. Milan, Italy — 9.10 million
  6. Pattaya, Thailand — 9.44 million
  7. Phuket, Thailand — 9.89 million

    Phuket, Thailand
    Phuket, Thailand
  8. Mecca, Saudi Arabia — 10 million
  9. Osaka, Japan — 10.14 million
  10. Seoul, South Korea — 11.25 million

    Seoul, South Korea

  11. Antalya, Turkey — 12.41 million
  12. Tokyo — 12.93 million


  13. Istanbul — 13.4 million
  14. New York City — 13.6 million

    Times Square, New York City, New York

  15. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — 13.79 million
  16. Singapore — 14.67 million


  17. Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 15.93 million
  18. London — 19.09 million

    London City's skyscrapers

  19. Paris — 19.1 million
  20. Bangkok — 22.78 million

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