You guess what is the most visited tourist attraction on earth? Disney Land? Egypt Pyramid? According to travelandleisure.com, it will be Times Square, New York City, USA. They have summarized about 51 most visited tourist attraction. So Times Square New York City listed in number one with 39,200,000 annual visitors. Although it is only a city street, Times Square, iconified as “The Crossroads of the World”
Pic from wikipedia..
Most of the place listed are in USA. No wonder USA rank No 2 for International tourist arrivals by country of destination 2010. Place in Asia listed like Hong Kong Disneyland and Lotte World in Seoul. Of course country like USA got strong domestic market too. As usual theme park are a tourism magnet.
Malaysia rank top 10 (no. 9) in 2010 International tourist arrivals by country of destination. None of Malaysia attraction listed. But travelandleisure.com is just business oriented e-zines based in USA. Of course they write from their point of view and the most US people know about tourist attraction in the world. For example they listed Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal City with 5,040,000 annual visitors. Genting Highland in Pahang got 6,631,092 visitors in 2009 statistics.
You can read the listing here.