Bangkok Secures First Spot in Global Amount of Tourists in 2023 and Most Visited City

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In a recent report by World of Statistics, Bangkok has been crowned the world’s most visited city in 2023, welcoming a staggering 22.78 million visitors. Notably, Thailand boasts three cities in the top 20, with Phuket ranking 14th and Pattaya securing the 15th spot.

On December 27th, 2023, World of Statistics released its rankings, revealing the top 20 cities globally in terms of tourist arrivals for the year. Three of Thailand’s cities—Bangkok, Phuket, and Pattaya—stand out in the prestigious list with Bangkok, the vibrant capital, securing the first position with 22.78 million visitors.

The rankings further unfold with Paris, France, securing the second spot with 19.10 million tourists, followed closely by London, England, at the third position with 19.09 million visitors. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, takes the fourth position with 15.93 million visitors, and Singapore claims the fifth spot with 14.67 million tourists.

Other notable cities in the top 20 include Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (6th), New York, USA (7th), Istanbul, Turkey (8th), Tokyo, Japan (9th), and Antalya, Turkey (10th). The list also features Seoul, South Korea (11th), Osaka, Japan (12th), Mecca, Saudi Arabia (13th), Phuket, Thailand (14th), Pattaya, Thailand (15th), Milan, Italy (16th), Barcelona, Spain (17th), Palma, Spain (18th), Bali, Indonesia (19th), and Hong Kong (20th).

Phuket has welcomed 9.89 million visitors while Pattaya has received 9.44 million, according to World of Statistics.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Pattaya News, owned by our parent company TPN media.

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Tanakorn Panyadee
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