Thursday, January 29, 2015

Five Chinese cities among world's most popular with tourists

Five cities in China were among the most popular cities for international tourism in 2013. CNN recently published a list of the top 25 cities in the world that received the most international tourists.

Hong Kong was the world's most visited city, with 25.6 million travelers going there in 2013. The former British Colony reverted to Chinese rule in lavish handover ceremonies in 1997. It's a shopper's paradise. with golden sand beaches and a harbor teeming with traffic.

Macau took sixth place behind London, #4, and Paris, #5, for most visitors. The former Portuguese colony, which also has reverted to Chinese governance, received 14.3 international visitors in 2013. Macau has opulent casinos that are only a short boat ride away from Hong Kong, making it popular with day-trippers.

Shenzhen, a special economic zone just across the border from Hong Kong, took eighth place with 11.7 international visitors.

Guangzhou, formerly known as Canton in  Guangdong Province, landed in 16th place on the list of the top 25 cities getting the most visitors. Famous for its trade fairs, Guangzhou welcomed 7.6 million international visitors.

Shanghai,, the biggest city in China, received 6.1 million international tourists to occupy 22nd place. Shanghai, famous for its riverfront, the Bund, is the financial capital of China.

No comments: