Top 10 Tourist Attractions in the World 2016

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1. Grand Bazaar

The Tourist Attraction that ranks 1st in our list of Top 10 Tourist Attractions of the world is Grand Bazaar of Turkey.


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The first shopping mall of the world which houses over 4000 shops in 61 covered streets, Grand Bazaar, Istanbul is one of the oldest and largest coveted markets in the world. Grand Bazaar attracts a footfall of 0.25 – 0.4 million visitors daily because of which it is consistently ranked as the Top Tourist Attraction of the world.

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Grand Bazaar began its construction in 1455, shortly after the conquest of Constantinople by Ottomans. The Grand Bazaar achieved its final shape by the beginning of 17th century and the enormous extent of the Ottoman Empire helped Grand Bazaar gain its status as hub of the Mediterranean trade. According to many European travelers, Grand Bazaar was unrivalled in Europe in terms of the variety, abundance, and quality of the goods on sale.

Today, the Grand Bazaar is a booming complex, employing 26,000 people gaining advantage from its beauty and fascination, which helps in competing with other modern shopping malls of Istanbul. Grand Bazaar is well known for its hand-painted ceramics, jewellery, embroideries, carpets, spices and antique shops. Many of the stores in the bazaar are clustered by type of goods they sell, such as leather goods, Leather and casual clothes, Carpets, Furniture, Gold Bracelets and jewellery.

Grand Bazaar completed its 550th birthday in 2011 and is the most visited monument in the world.

Number of visitors: 91000000

 

Ranking Methodology

Step 1: Different Tourist Attractions across the world are selected.

Step 2: Visitor information is gathered for each location using the Tourism information of the country or any such sources or any articles indicating the visitor information.

Step 3: Once we get the visitor numbers for each attraction, sort the list to get the Top 10 tourist attractions of the world