Thean Hou Temple in Kuala Lumpur.
The iconic Petronas Towers dominate Kuala Lumpur's skyline, but the city isn't all modern skyscrapers. Chinatown carries traces of the city's beginnings and the Thean Hou Temples is a gorgeous oasis from the busy city. Kuala Lumpur has attracted 12.8 million visitors.
Serving as a gateway between Hong Kong and mainland China, Shenzhen is a Special Economic Zone, meaning that its business and trade laws differ from the rest of the country. Besides being a business hub, the city attracts tourists eager to explore its impressive shopping malls and amusement parks. This year Shenzhen has seen 13 million visitors.
Central Park in New York City.
It's no wonder that the Big Apple counted the most visitors out of any US city. New York City is the largest city in the country, and it's known for its cutting edge dining and shopping scenes, as well as its rich cultural options like The Met, MOMA, and the American Museum of Natural History. 13.1 millions visitors have made it to NYC this year.
Some people call Paris the "City of Light," while others call it the "City of Love," but either way, it's renowned for its charming architecture and romantic appeal. Take a stroll along the Seine, watch the street painters near Montmartre, or picnic under the Eiffel Tower — you'll never run out of thing to do here. In 2017, Paris attracted 14.3 million visitors.
有些人称巴黎为“光之城”，而另一些人称之为“爱之城”，但无论哪种方式，它都以其迷人的建筑和浪漫的魅力而闻名。沿着塞纳河漫步，观看蒙马特附近的街头画家，或者在埃菲尔铁塔下野餐 - 在这里你永远不会用完东西。巴黎在2017年吸引了1430万游客。
There's arguably no place as lavish as Dubai. The city is home to the tallest building in the world — the Burj Khalifa — as well as the Burj Al Arab, a sail-shaped hotel that sits on its own artificial island. Dubai saw 16 million visitors this year.
可以说没有像迪拜那样奢侈的地方。这个城市是世界上或高的建筑 - 哈利法塔(Burj Khalifa)的所在地，以及坐落在人造岛屿上的帆船酒店Burj Al Arab。迪拜今年有1600万游客。
A popular tourist street in Macau.
Macau has been dubbed the "Las Vegas of China" thanks to its numerous casinos and shopping malls. For over 300 years, the region was a Portuguese territory, which is why tourists will witness an intriguing mix of cultures here. Macau counted 16.3 million visitors this year.
People swim in the Marina Bay Sands infinity pool in Singapore.
Cheap but good food options abound throughout the hawker centers in Singapore, which boasts one of the only street food stalls to be awarded a Michelin star. Visitors are also drawn to the skyline views from the world's largest rooftop infinity pool, which sits 57 floors above street level in the Marina Bay Sands Hotel. 17.6 million people have visited the city this year.
Thanks to Brexit, London's prices have plummeted, turning it into an appealing option for those traveling on a budget. Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, and the Tower Bridge are just a few of the city's most iconic landmarks. London attracted 19.8 million visitors in 2017.
A floating market in Bangkok.
Thailand's second city to make the list, Bangkok is much more of a booming metropolis than Phuket. Its network of narrow canals host colorful floating markets, and its opulent shrines are sights to see. Plus, one of Bangkok's street food stalls was just awarded a Michelin star. This year, the city has seen 23.3 million visitors.
Hong Kong tops the list this year, having counted 25.7 million visitors in 2017. This densely populated city attracts millions that are either visiting for work or play. The latter take advantage of the city's many shopping malls and markets like the Temple Street Night Market.