best tourist spots in the world
Las Vegas Strip US
. Its hard to miss the dancing Bellagio fountains and why would you want to? Some warm?layers are advised?although its scorching outside the casinos are famous for their chilly?air conditioning?policies.
. The?Taj Mahal?is the epitome of Mughal art and one of the most famous buildings in the world.The Taj Mahal is a white marble mausoleum located in Agra Uttar Pradesh India. It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife Mumtaz Mahal.
Times Square New York City US
. A treasure trove of LED lighting and attractions. Go on a walking tour first or do some research at home so you can choose
Central Park New York City US
. Attend a concert or play in the summer or don your blades in the winter for a spot of ice skating on either the Wollman or Lasker rinks.
Union Station Washington DC US
. After basking in the wonder of the architecture why not partake in one of the many city tours based at this station.
Niagara Falls Canada and US
. Covering its passengers in the dense mist of the falls the Maid of the Mist ferry service has been running since 1846. You will face larger crowds in the peak season but will be greeted by warmer weather.
Grand Central Terminal New York City US
. The restored astronomical ceiling is a highlight of this famous station; be sure to check out the market and oyster bar too.
Faneuil Hall Marketplace Boston US
. The backdrop of many famous speeches this marketplace also has an array of dining and shopping options. Stop to watch a street performer or check out one of the many entertainment and music events.
Disneyworlds Magic Kingdom Orlando US
. Here you will find six regions and 40 main rides within a single park: dive into the sea with the Little Mermaid or fly into space with Buzz Lightyear.
Disneyland Park Anaheim US
. The Space and Splash Mountain rides delight thrill-seekers but there are plenty of attractions for youngsters here too.
Forbidden City Beijing China
. For 500 years this meticulously planned maze of traditional buildings was the centre of Chinese government and has been the home of many emperors. Opened to the public in 1925 it contains some of the worlds finest artefacts.
Grand Bazaar Istanbul Turkey
. This ancient and almost mythical covered market comprises 61 streets and over 3000 shops. Sit down and drink sweet apple tea with traders while bartering over exotic and curious goods.
Tokyo Disneyland Japan
. A taste of the west in the east this symbol of globalisation will thrill adults and delight children in equal measure.
Notre Dame Cathedral Paris France
. This gothic cathedral overlooking the Seine breathes history. In the past it has seen several Anglo-French royal marriages and the canonisation of Joan of Arc.
Golden Gate Park San Francisco US
. This park is home to the California Academy of Sciences an aquarium a Japanese tea garden an arboretum a childrens playground and even a few wild buffalo.
Tokyo DisneySea Japan
. The aquatic sibling of Tokyos other Disney park this one offers
Disneyland Park Paris France
. Since 1992 this park has allowed Europeans to sample some of the allure offered by Disney a bit closer to home. Largely based on the original parks in the US expect to see similarities if you have visited one of the two original Disney parks.
Epcot Florida US
. Another attraction on the list for the animation behemoth! A scuba diving centre is one of the activities that differentiates this park from the others on the list.
Sacre Coeur Basilica Paris France
. Situated at the top of the butte Montmartre this Roman Catholic Church and minor basilica is located at the highest point in the city. Great views of the Parisian skyline are a bonus.
Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront Hong Kong
. This area of Hong Kong overlooked by Victoria Harbour is densely populated with tourist attractions restaurants and shops. The space history and science museums of Hong Kong are just a few of the institutions situated on the waterfront.
Pike Place market Seattle US
. Become joyfully lost in the alleys of this
The Zocalo Mexico City Mexico
. Mexico City
Disneys Animal Kingdom Florida US
. A three-hour safari awaits you at this park. Hippos crocs giraffes and rhinos will convince you that you are in sub-Saharan Africa.
Disneys Hollywood Studios Florida US
. Immerse yourself in the glamour of Hollywood; characters from Star Wars The Muppets and many other classics are the themes of choice.
Universal Studios Osaka Japan
. This park attracts more
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Tennessee US
. Fish climb hike and bike
Navy Pier Chicago US
. This 1km pier was originally designed as a cargo and docking facility. Nowadays traditional waterside attractions entertain: a Ferris wheel a Shakespeare theatre the funhouse maze an IMAX cinema the Cirque Shanghai and boat trips on the lake are among the many options.
Musee du Louvre Paris France
. This is the most visited art museum in the world. The recently launched Islamic art exhibition complements an already marvellous collection of masterpieces that will astonish art lovers.
Great Wall of China
. With parts of the wall as old as 220-206 BC this 21km construction surely ranks among humankind
South Street Seaport New York City US
. This historic area of Manhattan features a large density of 19th century buildings. View the Brooklyn Bridge from pier 17 stroll around the museum or enjoy seasonal activities such as an ice rink or music events.
Pier 39 San Francisco US
. The Sea Lion Center will teach you more about these particular local residents who are famous for pitching up on the docks of pier 39. Boat whale tours an aquarium fairground rides and even a 7D cinema will also fill your day with fun.
Sydney Opera House Australia
. An architectural triumph this distinctive building is home to a catalogue of cultural events. It
National Museum of Natural History Washington DC US
. This is the most visited natural history museum in the world. The dinosaur hall and the giant squids on display in the Sant Ocean Hall are just a couple of the highlights.
Islands of Adventure Universal Orlando US
. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter has given this park a boost in visitor numbers. If you have a Hog
Disneys California Adventure US
. The World of Color
Ocean Park Hong Kong
. Part theme park part marine mammal park this is home to The Dragon which is Hong Kong
Victoria Peak Hong Kong
. The highest mountain in Hong Kong offers awe-inspiring views of the city. Ride the tram relax in the gardens or dine in one of the famous restaurants found near the peak.
National Air and Space Museum Washington DC US
. The largest collection of aircraft and spacecraft in the world is housed here. The Apollo 11 Command Codule the Apollo Lunar Module LM-2 an X-15 and the famous Chicago plane will mesmerise aviation and space exploration enthusiasts.
Eiffel Tower Paris France
. The tallest structure in Paris
Everland Gyeonggi Do South Korea
. Home to the world
British Museum London UK
. The name is somewhat misleading as this wildly ambitious museum actually features some of the world
Disneyland Hong Kong
. Disney has incorporated Chinese culture and traditions into the design of this Hong Kong park. This might be your only chance to see Mickey Mouse in a feng shui environment.
Lotte World Seoul South Korea
. This complex features the world
Lake Mead Nevada US
. This massive lake was created by the Hoover Dam. Hike and bike around the lake or partake in some water sports or fishing. A peaceful retreat away from the nearby neon glow of Las Vegas.
Universal Studios Florida US
. Screen junkies will adore the Transformers Simpsons ET and Shrek themed attractions.
Lincoln Memorial Washington DC US
. Abraham Lincoln was the
Metropolitan Museum of Art New York City US
. This is the
Bourbon Street New Orleans US
. New Orleans
Universal Studios Hollywood US
. A theme park within one of the oldest and most illustrious movie studios. After dodging the dinosaurs on a Jurassic Park water ride you will be able to take a peek into Hollywood
Palace of Versailles France
. This royal chateau was once the centre of French government. Its grand architecture gardens and exhibitions reflect its rich history. Strut like royalty in the hall of mirrors or discover the private chambers of Louis XV hidden within the palace.
Nagashima Spa Land Japan
. Surrounded by a harbour this park has four main areas an amusement park hot spring complex a shopping mall and a flower garden. If you're visiting in winter check out the wonderful illuminations.