The ‘World’s Most Overcrowded Tourist Destination’ for 2023 is officially Phuket
The Thai island of Phuket was named the Overcrowded tourist destination in the world for 2023 in a study done by MoneyTransfers.com. With the tourist industry returning to pre-pandemic levels, over-tourism is once again a problem in well-known locations.
Thailand’s Phuket is at the top of the list,
followed by Pattaya and Krabi. Numerous well-known tourist spots across the world are suffering greatly from over tourism. In certain regions, the situation has gotten so terrible that the government has been obliged to take action to reduce the number of tourists.
Bali is another location that has restricted travel in order to curb overtourism. Venice, Athens, and Amsterdam have all taken steps to protect their lands from hordes in Europe. While the Acropolis in Athens, Greece, has chosen to impose a daily visiting cap, Venice has implemented a variety of new tourist charges. However, Austrian citizens have begun to oppose the excessive number of tourists.
When it comes to the UK, Bath is the most crowded city, while the stunning Edinburgh Castle has become the most busy tourist destination.
However, returning to Phuket, it comes as no surprise. There are more than 90 kilometres of shoreline on this Thai island. Two of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Kata and Karon, draw visitors from all over the world. Scuba divers love these beaches as well, and there are also a ton of vibrant markets and fantastic seafood restaurants nearby.
The research estimates that there are 118 visitors on the island for every native inhabitant. Pattaya and Krabi are ranked second and third, respectively, on the list.
Here are the top 10 places on earth that are filled to capacity:
1. Thailand’s Phuket
2. Thailand’s Pattaya
3. Thailand’s Krabi
4. Turkey’s Mugla
5. Turkey’s Hurghada
6. China’s Macau
7. Heraklion, Greece
8. Venetian, Italy
9. Greece’s Rhodes
10. Miami, USA
Contributed by Sanal Pillai
Edited by Imtiaz Ullah