These Are The Ten Most Visited Countries In The World And Some Interesting Facts About Each Of Them.
Thailand saw its tourism industry grow by almost 20% in 2013, ahead of Mexico, the tenth country in last year’s ranking.
The name of Thailand in Thai means “land of the free”, which is true, because it is the only country in Southeast Asia that has never been colonized by
The capital, Bangkok, is the most visited city on the planet.
It was once called the Venice of the East, because many buildings were built on stilts to rise on canals filled with water, although most of them are full today.
One tenth of all the world’s animal species live in Thailand, including the world’s smallest mammal, the bumblebee bat, which weighs only 2 grams.
Russia has 25 UNESCO World Heritage sites.
It makes sense that there are many since its area is larger than that of Pluto.
Russia is so vast that it spans nine time zones, up from 11 a few years ago.
The country’s most famous natural attraction is Lake Baikal, the oldest and deepest in the world, which contains 20% of the world’s unfrozen fresh water.
One of his favourite pastimes is drinking, in part because it’s so cold.
The Russian government has estimated that alcohol abuse prematurely kills 500,000 people a year.
The UK is the ninth largest island and the third most populous in the world, behind Java in Indonesia and Honshu in Japan.
Almost 75% of the UK’s land is devoted to agriculture.
The River Thames, London’s river, has more than 200 bridges and tunnels along its course.
Big Ben refers to the bell, not the watch.
In 1945, a flock of birds landed on his minute hand, setting the time back to 5 minutes.
Speaking of birds Speaking of birds, there are more people living in the UK than humans .
Germany is the economic engine of Europe.
In 2013, it will export $1.5 trillion worth of goods, just after China.
But its number of zoos is unmatched, with more than 400.
The amazing Neuschwanstein Castle seems to have been computer-created and inspired Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle.
The German motorway is the oldest motorway network in the world.
The two-week Oktoberfest in Munich attracts a staggering 6 million visitors each year.
Germans have recently fallen to third place in the world, behind the Austrians and Czechs, for per capita beer consumption.
Turkey’s largest city, Istanbul, is the largest city in Europe and the only city in the world with more than a million inhabitants to spread across two continents.
It was the capital of three of the world’s greatest empires, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman.
Istanbul will soon have the largest airport in the world.
Santa Claus’ model, Saint Nicholas, was born in Turkey.
Turkey is the most Muslim country in the world, with a secular democracy.
The bird takes its name from the country because the birds were imported into Central Europe via Turkey.
In the West, we must also thank the Turks who introduced us to coffee.
Italy is home to the largest number of UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the Colosseum, Venice, the Vatican, Florence, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the vineyards of Piedmont, Pompeii,
Naples, Sicily, Italian Alps, Amalfi Coast, Italian Riviera and Lake Como … I can go all day.
All this is quite amazing when you consider that the country is barely bigger than the U.S.
With the introduction of tomato from the Americas, pizza, the most popular food in the world, was invented in the 1700s by the peasants of Naples.
China is the oldest continuous civilization in the world and is only three lengths behind Italy (50-47) in terms of World Heritage sites.
The Great Wall was built to try to oust Genghis Khan and his Mongolian army, but it did not work.
The Chinese megalopolis, Shanghai, has the fastest train in the world, with a speed of 311 km/h.
The huge Forbidden City of Beijing is the largest palace in the world, covering more than 170 acres.
More than 30 million northern Chinese live in the Yaodongs, which are caves housing houses that use the that use the land brilliantly to stay warm during the cold and cool winter during the hot summer.
Natural attractions Some of the best-known sites include the epic Huangshan mountain range, which inspired scenes in Avatar, and the larger-than-life Three Gorges region of the Yangtze River, home to the Three
Gorges Dam, which generates more electricity than any other power plant in the world.
Spain is a premier holiday destination for Europeans, mainly because it has more than 3,000 miles of beautiful coastline, but Barcelona’s beaches did not exist until the 1992 Olympics
allowed Spain to transform the city’s industrial coastline into miles of sandy beaches that are now considered among the best in the world.
Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world behind Mandarin Chinese, with English being the third most spoken.
Spain did not fight in the first or second world war.
Madrid is one of the few major cities not to be located on a large body of water, although its name means “the place of many streams”.
The palace of the Alhambra Castle, very detailed, is the jewel in the crown of a country that prides itself on its architectural beauty .
It was built during Muslim rule over the Iberian Peninsula in the 9th century.
Visitors from the United States spent nearly $140 billion in 2013, more than twice as much as Spain’s second-place finish, because America has so many good places to visit.
New York is essentially the capital of the world, with more than 800 different languages spoken in the city.
In the West, the LA sign in Hollywood was built in 1923 to make a massive publicity to what was then a brand new real estate development.
The Navy wanted to depict the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge in black with yellow lines to see.
Aviation Safety Agency was created in 1958 after two planes collided to better see the epic Grand Canyon.
And the first atom was split in Chicago in 1942, which led to the nuclear era.
The most visited country – by far – is France, although there is much less to visit than when the French empire covered 8.6% of the world’s land surface.
France is one of the rare countries in the world where the number of tourists exceeds 66 million.
The Eiffel Tower in Paris has been visited more than 200 million times, making it the most visited paid tourist attraction in the world.
It was the tallest structure in the world until the completion of the Chrysler Building in New York in 1930.
Normandy’s spectacular Mont Saint-Michel is accessible at low tide, but surrounded by water at high tide