Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Three Chinese museums among world's most popular

Three museums in China made the list of the world's most popular museums in 2015, but they're not the ones you'd imagine.

Most people would put the Forbidden City, Great Wall of China, the Terra Cotta Warriors or, maybe, the Shanghai museum on the list of the 20 most popular museums in the world.  But you'd be wrong.

According to the TEA/AECOM Global Attractions Attendance Report for museums, the top museums in China are:
  • No. 2: National Museum of China, in Beijing, with  7,28 million visitors;
  • No. 8: Shanghai Science and Technology Museum, with 5.948 million visitors; and
  • No. 19: China Science and Technology Museum, Beijing, with  3.36 million visitors.
For the fourth year in a row, the Louvre Museum in Paris was the most visited museum in the world. It drew 8.7 million visitors in 2015.

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