Human population is spread far and wide, totaling around 7.8 billion as of 2020. If you look at the map, you will notice that even the most remote parts of the world including far away islands have human population. We can also see bustling cities and tourist hubs, where humans can often be found jostling for space. There’s a certain energy in a large crowd and for many, this is the place where they want to be for some fun and excitement. If you love to be with people, here’s a look at five most crowded places on earth.
Grand Central Terminal – A commuter rail terminal, Grand Central Terminal is located at 42nd Street and Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. The terminal has 44 platforms and covers an area of around 48 acres. It has been ranked among the top ten most visited tourist destinations in the world. If we count only the tourists, the number will be more than 22 million annually. If we include the train and subway passengers, total count will be more than 750,000 every day.
The Grand Bazaar – Home to more than 4k shops, the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, Turkey is among the top tourist destinations in Europe. Daily visits are estimated to be more than 400k. The annual count is more than 91 million. Grand Bazaar is famous for its jewelry, antiques, carpets, clothing, and tasty food.
Times Square – One of the most happening places on the planet, Times Square is located in New York City in Midtown Manhattan section. It is a major hub for shopping, entertainment and tourism. According to reports, more than 300,000 people visit the Times Square every day. The number is estimated to cross 450k on the busiest days. Times Square was earlier known as Longacre Square and it got its new name in 1904.
Dalian beaches – Located in Liaoning province in northeast China, Dalian’s beaches are packed throughout the year. It is frequented by domestic tourists as well as visitors from Russia, Japan and South Korea. Dalian’s beaches are preferred owing to their sunny environs and the region’s mild climate. On any given day, you will find thousands of tourists at Dalian’s popular beaches. There are so many people that it becomes difficult to even see the sand.
Meiji Shrine – Built in memorial of Emperor Meiji and his wife, Empress Shōken, Meiji Shrine is located in Shibuya, Tokyo. It is important to note that Meiji Shrine is only a memorial and not the emperor’s grave. It was completed in 1921 and is among the most frequented places in Japan. Open throughout the year, it is estimated that the shrine attracts more than 30 million people annually. The shrine has also been visited by various foreign dignitaries including Hillary Clinton and George W. Bush.