Curious about how popular your country is as a holiday destination? Or maybe you’re in need of some holiday inspiration of your own – you can’t decide which city to visit. Well, we’ve got the 10 most visited cities in Asia right here.
With more people now living in urban areas than not, the rise of the city has been powerful. Today, there are 33 megacities. These are cities with more than 10 million people living in them. Not only that, by 2030 there will be six more.
Euromonitor International’s city arrivals research covers over 600 cities, showing the most popular destinations across the world in 2018. (Here are the top 10 most visited countries if you need that info).
Top 10 most visited cities in Asia
1. Hong Kong, China (27,880.3 million)
Hong Kong is a major shopping destination, famed for bespoke tailors and Temple Street Night Market.
2. Bangkok, Thailand (22,453.9 million)
A global hub that’s the gateway to the rest of Asia, Bangkok is famous for its Buddhist shrines, street shopping and local food.
3. Singapore, Singapore (17,618.8 million)
Singapore is home to the world’s most Instagrammable hotel, an exciting mix of cultures and state-of-the-art restaurants.
4. Macau, Macau, China (17,337.2 million)
With the nickname, “Las Vegas of Asia”, Macau is a mega-popular casino city where everything is OTT.
5. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (12,843.5 million)
Home to the famous Petronas Twin Towers, the skyline here at night is unforgettable.
6. Shenzhen, China (12,075.1 million)
Shenzhen links Hong Kong to China’s mainland and is a fantastic place to come to for designer shopping.
7. Phuket, Thailand (11,613.1 million)
The island of Phuket has beautiful beaches, a pretty Old Town and five-star resorts, so it’s easy to see why so many people want to visit.
8. Tokyo, Japan (9,549.4 million)
Super busy but super exciting, Tokyo offers a look into the future of what every city could be like.
9. Taipei, Taiwan (9,273.3 million)
Come to Taipei for its busy shopping streets and lively street-food scene.
10. Guangzhou, China (9,004.8 million)
China’s third biggest city has amazing restaurants, striking buildings and mountain views. It’s a vibrant spot.
Curious about the most visited cities in the world? Check out the 50 Most Visited Cities in the World here.