Top 10 Tourist Attractions in the World 2015

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2. Times Square, New York City

Times Square, which was nicknamed “The Crossroads of the World” is the second most popular tourist destination of the world.

It is also referred as “the Center of the Universe” for its brightly adorned billboards and advertisements. It is the world’s busiest pedestrian intersections. Located in Midtown Manhattan, New York city, it is also the hub of world’s entertainment industry. 330,000 people on an average pass through Times Square daily, most of them tourists.

Times Square is well known for the site of New Year’s Eve ball drop. About a million revelers crowd this area on that day. The ball drop event began in the year 1907 and has been continued since then. The place is also host to popular buildings and advertisement boards such as Budweiser, Chevrolet clock, Coca-Cola sign, Disney Store, Hard Rock Café New York, Planet Hollywood and many more. This place also bears presence of corporate offices of Bain & Company, Ernst & Young, Barclays Capital,etc.

The place has featured in number of Hollywood films in a variety of circumstances. Some of the popular movies include Knowing, Transformers:Revenge of the Fallen, Captain America, Spider Man, Battlefiels 3, Amazing race,etc.

International tourists: 39.2 million