Tourist attractions are places of interest where people visit because of their cultural value, history, natural or man made beauty and amusement opportunities.People who visit these places are known as tourists.
Tourist attraction sites include monuments ,zoos, museums, national parks, forests,waterfalls, buildings e.g. sky scrappers,cultural events,attractive beaches,Islands e.t.c
Tourist attractions provide the visitors with a memorable experience and some may charge a reasonable admission fee to its visitors or may be for free. Tourist attractions may also be created in memory of legends and heroes,ethnic communities may also be classified as tourist attractors a good example is the black British neighborhood in Brixton London.
However some tourists attractions have a tendency to be of low quality and charge extra fee for their goods and services in order to to profit excessively from tourists thus one should be very careful while choosing a tourist attraction site.
Any tourist when planning their next holiday always looks for the best tourist attraction in the country or city they plan to visit. When visitors are in a country that has one of the natural wonders of the world, they are sure to be visiting it, but there are several urban wonders in the world that are a major tourist attraction. An urban wonder is not always what you may think it will be as it has to be a pioneering or very unique creation in an evolving and expanding metropolis. It will be an integrated part of the city and will make the city stand out as an important and amazing urban centre. Some of these urban attractions are:
Passeig De Gracia in Barcelona is one of the world’s most unconventional architectures and most important shopping boulevard in Barcelona. This architecture is a major tourist attraction with no straight lines and irregular shapes which are totally fascinating. The aesthetic uniformity of the four main canals, the Grachtengordel Canals in Amsterdam adds to the charm that makes Amsterdam one of the world’s most charming cities. Warsaws Old Town is high on the list of tourist attractions as an urban wonder after the 85% war destruction of the historical center. Many of the original brick was used to rebuild during a five-year restoration.
Stroget in Copenhagen is Europe’s longest pedestrian shopping area and a major tourist attraction. The White City in Tel Aviv has the world’s largest concentration of Bauhaus buildings and stands out in its mosaic of gardens and modern architecture. Buildings all have a distance between them and less than a third of a plot is used for the building itself as they are all surrounded by gardens. This tourist attraction is important enough as an urban wonder to have been declared as a World Heritage Site.