Tripadvisor is the world’s most popular travel website, and enjoys a large user base. Users continuously review destinations and that’s how tripadvisor has come up with a list of the hottest destinations for the year 2015. If you’re a traveler, pack your bags for these amazing places that are a must-visit. Or you can just grab some popcorn, ’cause we are going to show you how amazing the world out there is.
These destinations range from naturally beautiful to artificially magnificent, and offer a wide range of experiences. In no particular order, let’s begin with..
25. London, United Kingdom
Buckingham Palace, Camden Market, Big Ben, all worth their watch.
24. Buenos Aires, Argentina
Latin America’s shopping capital. Not just that, the city has beautiful architecture and is home to historic cafes, restaurants and Tango!
23. Zermatt, Switzerland
A small town home to 5,800 people only, Zermatt is popular for mountaineering and skiing in the Swiss Alps.
22. Hanoi, Vietnam
Over a 100 years old city at the right bank of the Red River, Vietnam’s capital city holds historic monuments and colonial architecture for those who love to dwell in them.
21. Budapest, Hungary
The city’s vast springs supply water to numerous spas and water baths in the city that are worth a visit. It also holds the Roman ruins of the Aquincum Museum.
20. Goreme, Turkey
Goreme is a small town located in the “fairy chimney” rock formations and is home to a National Park which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The city boasts incredible architecture, with many of the buildings carved into its signature rocks.
19. Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul is called the economic, cultural and historical heart of Turkey. Built along the Silk Road, the city spans Europe and the Middle East and is a serene amalgamation of two cultures.
18. Prague, Czech Republic
Prague’s historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city holds Prague Castle, the Charles Bridge, Old Town Square and various others as tourism sites.
17. Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok is an emerging center for arts, fashion and entertainment, and enjoys a popular nightlife. It’s religious centers are a must-see too.
16. Athens, Greece
Athens is known as the cradle of Western civilization. It is home to Plato’s Academy and Aristotle’s Lyceum.
15. Rome, Italy
Rome is home to the Vatican City, and its historical importance isn’t lost on anybody. A city rich in culture and architecture, Rome has always been a tourist attraction.
14. Paris, France
The city of Love! Love-birds roam the city every season of the year, but Paris is also an attraction for its symbolic art museums.
13. Cape Town Central, South Africa
Designated as the World Design Capital in 2014, this harbour is a colourful city forsooth. Cape Town has been gaining popularity in the tourism sector owing to its rapid development.
12. Siem Reap, Cambodia
Close to the Angkor temples, Siem Reap is famous for its Chinese themed architecture, museums, traditional dance performances, handicraft shops, silk farms and fishing villages.
11. Queenstown, New Zealand
This city was built on an inlet along a peculiar Z-shaped lake; popular for its mountainous views and ski tourism.
10. Hong Kong, China
Hong Kong is an urban centre and known for its infrastructure and city-scape. Its rapid evolution into a hot shot city has it among world’s most sought after places.
9. Marrakech, Morocco
A fortified city, Marrakech was founded in 1062 AD and is now bordered by modern neighborhoods. The city hosts the largest traditional Berber markets in Morocco and is popular for its stalls and bazaars.
8. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Home to the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, Dubai has evolved into a business hub over the past two decades. It’s popular for its multi-dimensional experiences.
7. Kathmandu, Nepal
Home to Buddhists and Hindus, the city holds numerous religious festivals that attract tourists and practitioners alike. Located in the Khatmandu Valley, the city is picturesque as it is serene.
6. Sydney, Australia
Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Royal National Park, Royal Botantical Gardens. Sydney is a popular tourist destination for its many landmarks, and summer Christmas!
5. St. Petersburg, Russia
Set across the Neva River delta, this city is home to famous art collections and magnificent architecture. The city hosts an amazing night life and luxurious dining.
4. Cusco, Peru
Cusco was the historical capital of the Inca Empire. It’s venerable architecture makes it a popular tourist spot.
3. Barcelona, Spain
Located on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, Barcelona is a popular tourist spot for its many colours. It is the cultural and economic center of southwestern Europe, and many of its architectural feats have made it to UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites.
2. Ubud, Indonesia
Ubud is essentially a spa destination, but it’s equally famous for its museums and galleries. It holds a nature reserve park which is home to a variety of native animals.
1. New York, New York
New York is the most populous city in the U.S of A, and set on the world’s largest natural harbour. It is claimed to be the cultural and financial capital of the world, and is home to historical monuments such as the Statue of Liberty. Popularity of the Times Square precedes itself.