Here are the 20 most-visited cities in the world

Paris, France, most visited cities in the world, world's most popular cities, most popular cities for tourists, most popular destinations

Earlier this month, MasterCard released its annual Global Destination Cities Index, which ranks the world’s cities in terms of the number of overnight visitors they receive – that is, the number of visitors who spend one night or more in the city.

With this data, MasterCard assembled a list of the 20 most visited cities in the world for the year 2016. Though this list could well look a little different when the 2017 data is collected, it’s still probably very accurate.

Take a look at the list below! Did any of your favorite cities make the cut?

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20. Prague , Czech Republic- 5.81 million

19. Shanghai, China – 6.12 million 

18. Vienna, Austria – 6.69 million

Vienna Austria

17. Osaka, Japan – 7.02 million

16. Rome, Italy – 7.12 million

15. Taipei, Taiwan – 7.35 million

Taipei, Taiwan, asia, world's most popular cities, most visited cities

14. Milan, Italy – 7.65 million

13. Amsterdam, The Netherlands – 8 million

12. Barcelona, Spain – 8.20 million

Barcelona, Spain, world's most popular cities, most visited cities

11. Hong Kong – 8.37 mlllion

10. Seoul, South Korea – 10. 20 million

9. Tokyo, Japan – 11.70 million

Tokyo, Japan, world's most popular cities, most visited cities

8. Istanbul, Turkey – 11.95 million

7. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – 12.02 million 

6. Singapore – 12.11 million

5. New York City, USA – 12.75 million

New York

4. Dubai, UAE – 15.27 million

3. Paris, France – 18.03 million

2. London, England – 19.88 million

1. Bangkok, Thailand – 21.47 million

Bangkok, Thailand, Asia, world's most popular cities, most visited cities

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Depending on who you are, and what you look for when you’re traveling, a city’s appearance on this list could make it more or less attractive to you. If you’re plotting a visit to any of these cities, let us know on social media! Oh, and please check out the newly-launched WildLives store.

This article debuted on WildLives.co on 8/28/2017.

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