The 20 most popular travel destinations in the world

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Blue Mosque Istanbul TurkeyLuciano Mortula / iStockThe Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey.

Mastercard's Global Destination Cities Index just released their ranking of the most visited cities in the world.

The list features the 20 "fastest-growing destination cities" over the seven-year period of 2009 to 2016.

Asian cities took up just over half the list - 11 spots - while four Middle Eastern cities made it into the ranking.

Keep scrolling to see the hottest places in the world right now.

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20. Prague, Czech Republic

20. Prague, Czech Republic

5.81 million overnight visitors in 2016

19. Shanghai, China

19. Shanghai, China

6.12 million overnight visitors in 2016

18. Vienna, Austria

18. Vienna, Austria

6.69 million overnight visitors in 2016

17. Osaka, Japan

17. Osaka, Japan

7.02 million overnight visitors in 2016

16. Rome, Italy

16. Rome, Italy

7.12 million overnight visitors in 2016

15. Taipei, Taiwan

15. Taipei, Taiwan

7.35 million overnight visitors in 2016

14. Milan, Italy

14. Milan, Italy

7.65 million overnight visitors in 2016

13. Amsterdam, the Netherlands

13. Amsterdam, the Netherlands

8 million overnight visitors in 2016

12. Barcelona, Spain

12. Barcelona, Spain

8.2 million overnight visitors in 2016

11. Hong Kong, China

11. Hong Kong, China

8.37 million overnight visitors in 2016

10. Seoul, South Korea

10. Seoul, South Korea

10.2 million overnight visitors in 2016

9. Tokyo, Japan

9. Tokyo, Japan

11.7 million overnight visitors in 2016

8. Istanbul, Turkey

8. Istanbul, Turkey

11.95 million overnight visitors in 2016

7. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

7. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

12.02 million overnight visitors in 2016

6. Singapore

6. Singapore

12.11 million overnight visitors in 2016

5. New York, New York

5. New York, New York

12.75 million overnight visitors in 2016

4. Dubai, United Arab Emirates

4. Dubai, United Arab Emirates

15.27 million overnight visitors in 2016

3. Paris, France

3. Paris, France

18.03 million overnight visitors in 2016

2. London, England

2. London, England

19.88 million overnight visitors in 2016

1. Bangkok, Thailand

1. Bangkok, Thailand

21.47 million overnight visitors in 2016

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