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Worlds Most Visited Tourist Attractions E-mail
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When we think of the most visited tourist destinations in the world, what names come to mind? Eiffel tower? Taj Mahal? According to statistics, that is not the case. Moreover, the recession doesn’t seemed to have dampened the enthusiasm of travelers who continue to flock major tourists attractions. If you’re one of them, then add the following 10 of the World’s Most Visited Tourists Attractions to your list.

10) Grand Bazaar, Istanbul (15,000,000)

With 61 streets and 5000 shops, Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar is one of the largest markets in the world. It is well-known for its hand-painted ceramics, lanterns, intricately patterned carpets, copperware, jewelry and antique shops. The bazaar has been an important trading centre since 1461 and attracts millions of tourists and locals alike. It attracts between 250,000 to 400,000 visitors every day.

Worlds Most Visited Tourist Attractions

9) Disneyland Park, Anaheim, CA (15,980,000)

A visit to southern California would not be complete without a visit to the original Disney Park. Occupying about 85 acres of land, this park has everything to make it the second most-visited theme park on the world. From incredible shows to a spectacular nighttime attraction, the magic never ends!
Mustang - Nepal's Former Kingdom Of Lo E-mail
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Mustang - Nepal's Former Kingdom Of Lo

Photographer Taylor Weidman was given special permission by the government of Nepal to travel in the restricted area of Mustang. He writes, "Mustang, or the former Kingdom of Lo, is hidden in the rain shadow of the Himalaya in one of the most remote corners of Nepal.

Hemmed in by the world's highest mountain range to the south and an occupied and shuttered Tibet to the north, this tiny Tibetan kingdom has remained virtually unchanged since the 15th century. Today, Mustang is arguably the best-preserved example of traditional Tibetan life in the world.

But it is poised for change. A new highway will connect the region to Kathmandu and China for the first time, ushering in a new age of modernity and altering Mustang's desert-mountain villages forever." Collected here is a selection of Weidman's work from his book "Mustang: Lives and Landscapes of the Lost Tibetan Kingdom," proceeds from which support Weidman's Vanishing Cultures Project.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 12 May 2012 )
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