Bangkok, Thailand has always been a popular city but it is quite impressive to be the number one global travel destination among world cities. According to the MasterCard Global Cities Destination Index, Bangkok was number one in 2013, beating London by a hair for the title. It’s also the first time that an Asian city took the number one spot since MasterCard launched the survey in 2010. With 2013 coming to a close it will be interesting to see if Thailand can hold on to the title. Some of the other top 10 cities will certainly be looking to take the title in 2014. The 2013 rankings are as follows:

1 Bangkok 2 London 3 Paris 4 Singapore 5 New York 6 Istanbul 7 Dubai 8 Kuala Lumpur 9 Hong Kong 10 Bacelona

Rounding out the list are; 11 Seoul 12 Milan 13 Rome 14 Shanghai 15 Amsterdam 16 Tokyo 17 Vienna 18 Taipai, 19 Riyahd 20 Los Angeles