Where to go in 2023: the best and worst tourist destinations in the world
Tourist attractions make up a large part of any itinerary. They may even be the number one reason for traveling. Luggage storage network Stasher has published a ranking of the best and worst tourist attractions in the world. Find out more about the places on the list
Luggage storage network Stasher has analyzed and published a ranking of the best and worst tourist attractions in the world. 99 objects from different countries were included in the rating. The best was the building of the Hungarian Parliament in Budapest, the last place was taken by the Walk of Fame in Los Angeles.
How were the best and worst attractions in the world chosen?
The main purpose of the analysis is to help tourists in building a vacation itinerary, because sightseeing is an important part of the trip, and sometimes the main purpose of the trip. In order for travelers to know what to expect and to save tourists from disappointment, analysts have created this rating.
The most interesting sights in different cities and countries were selected for analysis. Then each object was evaluated according to the following criteria:
- Tripadvisor reviews;
- Google reviews;
- popularity of videos on the TikTok network;
- the average rating of Booking.com users for accommodation facilities located within a radius of one kilometer from the attraction;
- distance from the nearest airport;
- the degree of security of tourists, based on the rating of the global peace index of the country receiving the traveler, etc.
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The best tourist attractions of the world
The Hungarian Parliament building in Budapest topped the rating. In the reviews, tourists praised the beauty of the large neo-Gothic building overlooking the Danube River, and a video depicting the building on the TikTok network was viewed 887.1 million times. Budapest hotels received positive ratings, and the country also has a good indicator of tourist safety.
Paris Disneyland was on the second step. He became the undisputed leader in the number of views on TikTok, the video from the French Disneyland was viewed 7.9 billion times. Hotels near the resort received positive reviews, and most tourists also left positive feedback about Disneyland, because it is 22.3 square kilometers of entertainment with a 30-year history.
The Blue Lagoon in Iceland amazes visitors with its volcanic landscape. The water in the lagoon has a rich blue color and healing and rejuvenating power. TikTok videos about this natural monument have been viewed 317.5 million times. Iceland is a safe country, and the quality of housing in the country is one of the highest in the world.
Last year's winner of the Plaza de España rating in Seville, Spain was on the 4th place. This architectural wonder impresses with its grandeur and beauty. The square is a semicircular ensemble with a diameter of 250 meters. Central government offices are located here, millions of visitors come to see the wonder every year.
The majestic Angkor Wat Buddhist temple is the largest religious monument in the world, its area is 402 hectares. It is located in Cambodia and is a symbol of the country, even depicted on the national flag. The history of the temple is also interesting, it was built from five million tons of sandstone, which was delivered by hand.
Also in the Top 10 are St. Peter's Basilica, Italy; El Ateneo Grand Splendid bookstore in Argentina; Athenian Acropolis in Greece; The New Zealand Museum in Wellington and the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The worst tourist attractions in the world
The Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles was the least visited by tourists, but it is not the first time that it occupies the last step. In 2019, the alley was already in last place in the Stasher rating. Tourists' reviews of the attraction are rather disappointing, and the USA also showed a poor safety index for foreigners.
The oldest shopping center in the world Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, Turkey also did not impress travelers much. Turkey has low ratings for the level of security, and the Grand Bazaar is located far from the airport - 45.7 km.
The most distant attraction from the resort was the Taj Mahal in India, a tourist will have to travel 219 km to enjoy the beauty of this object.
Also in the Top 10 worst tourist places in the world was the Busch Gardens amusement park in the USA, the attraction received the lowest score for the level of comfort in the nearest accommodation facilities. South Korea's Lotte World amusement park and Hong Kong's Victoria Harbor and Ocean Park scored low in all areas. Most of these attractions are quite unpopular on the TikTok network.
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