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Travel Trivia: the top 3 most-visited cities by international tourists

Travel Trivia Challenge

Can you name the top 3 most visited cities by international tourist arrivals in 2011?

I think you’ll guess the top 2 right away, but the 3rd may stump you. I wouldn’t have guessed it with 50 guesses!

The two most visited cities are…Paris and London.

Guess which is next?  I never would have guessed. According to Wikipedia, this place has more international tourists than New York City, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, and Dubai. Those were #4-8.

Hint: This city is in Turkey. That sounds like a giveaway hint, but the answer is not Istanbul.

Travel Trivia Answer

The answer is Antalya. Surprising!

Antalya is a city on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey.  It’s apparently a hotspot as a gateway city to the ‘Turkish Riviera’.  People go to see the ancient architecture and ruins. But it also has beautiful beaches and stunning views.

After hearing about my friends’ trip and looking at some photos, I want to visit!

Myra ruins in Antalya

Jumping photo of Noe in Pammukale, hot spring terraces

Hot Spring Terraces of Pamukale, in Antalya, Turkey. Jumping photo of my friend Noe. Great shot Estefania!

The Duden waterfall in Antalya, Turkey
The Duden waterfall in Antalya, Turkey
Antalya Beach, with impressive mountains, in Antalya, Turkey
Antalya Beach, in Antalya, Turkey
Impressive Duden waterfall in Antalya, Turkey
Duden waterfall, in Antalya, Turkey

Perge reminds me of my trip to Jerash, Jordan (ancient Gerasa). It’s one my first posts on this site when I first learning.

Perge - ruins of Antalya, Turkey
Perge ruins in Turkey

Full chart from wikipedia:

More info can be found at the official Antalya site. Secondly, I also like the Lonely Planet section on Antalya. Finally, the article “Six things you must do in Antalya” was well done.

This is the first of a new series of posts of places I haven’t visited yet but would like to. I’m calling it “I want to visit!

See more Travel Trivia posts here.

Thanks to Noe and Estefania for inspiring this post. I hope they enjoy the rest of their Turkey trip!