1. Tokyo, Japan, 2. Delhi, India, 3. Shanghai, China, 4. Sao Paulo, Brazil, 5. Mexico, Mexico, 6. Dhaka, Bangladesh, 7. Cairo, Egypt, 8. Mumbai, India, 9. Beijing, China, 10. Osaka, Japan. Tokyo is leading the list of the world's largest cities by population in 2021. The majority of the world's largest cities, including Tokyo, Shanghai, Beijing, Dhaka, Delhi, Mumbai, and São Paulo, are now located in Asia. Egypt's Cairo is the only African city on the list. The ten countries with the most people are listed below.
- Tokyo, Japan
- Delhi, India
- Shanghai, China
- Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Mexico, Mexico
- Dhaka, Bangladesh
- Cairo, Egypt
- Mumbai, India
- Beijing, China
- Osaka, Japan
Population: 37.39 million
With a population of 37.39 million, Tokyo is the most populous city in the world today. However, this number is leveling off due to Japan’s declining birth rate and aging population. Tokyo is located on the east coast of Honshu, the largest of the four islands that make up Japan . The city is the unofficial capital of Japan and one of the forty-seven prefectures of Japan. The city was originally called Edo but was renamed in 1868 when the Japanese imperial family moved from Kyoto. Tokyo is home to fifty-one of the Fortune Global 500 companies, and it is ranked 4th in the Global Cities Index. Tokyo’s residents are mostly Japanese with Chinese and Korean communities. Tokyo is home to the headquarters of major corporations and financial institutions while the manufacturing sector is mainly concentrated in Yokohama, Chiba and Kawasaki.
Some tourist attractions in Tokyo, Japan.
Tokyo Skytree TV Tower was inaugurated in 2012, is the landmark TV tower of Tokyo Japan tourism. With a height of 634m, it is considered the tallest building in Japan as well as the tallest TV tower in the world. The tower includes a large shopping complex and an aquarium designed in the basement as well as the most popular tourist attraction in Tokyo. The highlight of the Tokyo Skytree is that there are two observatories located at 350 meters and 450 meters high with breathtaking panoramic views across Tokyo. This is considered the highest observatory in Japan and one of the tallest observatories in the world. At the top of the spiral is an observation deck that has an out-of-the-way area with tall windows that offers views across Tokyo. This floor officially sits at 451.2 meters and forms the highest point of the observatory.
Senso-ji Temple or Asakusa Kannon was built in 645 and is considered the oldest temple in Tokyo, Japan. Especially in front of the gate there is a big red lantern, 4m high, 3.4m in circumference weighing up to 670 kg. The two sides of the gate are statues of Raijin (Thunder god) and Fujin (Wind god). Over the centuries, Senso-ji Temple still preserves many ancient relics, which is one of the reasons why it attracts countless people as well as tourists from Tokyo Japan to visit.
Tokyo. Photo: newsalertdesk
Population: 30.29 million
Delhi, officially the National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT), is a city and union territory of India including New Delhi, the capital city of India. It is located in northern India and lies on the western bank of the Yamuna River. NCT has an area of 1,484 square kilometers. Has an estimated 2021 population of more than 30.29 million, making it the world’s second-largest metropolitan area according to the United Nations. Delhi is one of the oldest cities in the world. Has been continuously inhabited since the 6th century BC. For most of its history, Delhi has served as the capital of various kingdoms and empires. Delhi is the second richest city in India after Mumbai and is home to 18 billionaires and 23,000 millionaires.
Some tourist attractions in Delhi, India.
The beautiful Red Fort was built by Shah Jahan in 1648 and served as the seat of Mughal power until 1857. This stunning structure, with its tall red sandstone walls, covers an area of more than two kilometers, the entire shape of a crescent and surrounded by a moat. The impressive main entrance, the Lahore Gate, is named as it faces Lahore in Pakistan, while the even larger Delhi gate was used by the emperor for ceremonial processions. Passing through the Lahore Gate, visitors arrive at Chhatta Chowk, a 17th-century covered market where items such as silks, jewelry, gems and silverware can be purchased along with souvenirs and food. The Naubat Khana in the Red Fort once housed musicians playing for the emperor, and its exquisite gallery still houses many interesting instruments such as kettledrums, gongs, and cymbals. Diwan-i-Am, the Hall of the Public Audience where the emperor would receive his audience is well worth seeing for its beautiful white marble.
Delhi’s most important Sikh place of worship, the 18th century, Gurdwara Bangla Sahib is located near the auspicious place and well worth a visit. Highlights include its beautiful swimming pool, Sarovar, at the center of this large complex, as well as the famous golden dome and flagpole. Also of note is the large temple building itself, along with its art gallery. Visitors are always welcome here, and a great meal is available for free in the large Gurdwara kitchen – all that is asked in return is your hair covered and shoes removed.
Delhi. Photo: dulichnamchau
Population: 27.06 million
Shanghai’s population of 27.06 million makes it the top most populous city, not only in Asia but also in the world. Shanghai is strategically located in the Yangtze River Delta and the city’s port ranks as the busiest in the world. The town of Qinglong, was founded in 746, before Shanghai and it developed as a trading port during the Chinese dynasties. Shanghai’s economic potential made it a center of conflict in the 19th century as the British and French fought for control of the city. The Japanese also invaded Shanghai during World War II. Shanghai is an economic and commercial center in China today, and it has enjoyed double-digit growth since 1992, excluding the global recession of 2008 and 2009. Shanghai’s top services are real estate, financial services and retail while manufacturing accounts for about 40% of total output. Shanghai has many industrial zones such as the Shanghai Hongqiao Economic and Technological Development Zone. Shanghai attracts local immigrants as well as foreign settlers from Japan, the US and South Korea.
Some tourist attractions in Shanghai, China.
As the center of Shanghai since the early 19th century, the Bund was originally a famous trading port and today becomes an ideal dating spot when visitors will have the opportunity to feel the ancient atmosphere with the buildings bearing the ancient architecture. Colonial style and futuristic outlook along the river in Pudong. Visitors can observe the city’s historical sites as well as modern 21st-century buildings during the more than 1km stroll.
Traditional Shanghai tourist attraction – Shanghai Museum – considered the best museum in China. The Shanghai Museum has 11 galleries with more than 120,000 valuable historical artifacts, of which the sculpture room and the bronze room are the two most popular places with the collection from the 18th century BC.
Shanghai. Photo: tapchicongthuong
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Population: 22.04 million
Sao Paulo is the city and capital of the state of Sao Paulo, located in southeastern Brazil. It is the most important industrial center in Latin America. The city’s name derives from the fact that it was founded by Jesuit missionaries on January 25, 1554, the anniversary of the conversion of St. Paul. Sao Paulo is the largest Portuguese-speaking city in the world. It is also the 4th largest city in the world by population. It has a strong international influence in commerce, finance, arts, and entertainment.
Some tourist attractions in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The Sao Paulo Museum of Art, known locally as MASP, opened only in 1968 but has the most representative and comprehensive collection of Western art in Latin America like works by Impressionists and modern masters – Renoir, Van Gogh, Matisse, Manet, Debret, Picasso, Miró, plus 73 bronze sculptures by Degas. Although it goes back to Renaissance artists, it is one of the first art museums on the continent to focus on artists from the mid-20th century and later, as well as contemporary artists in Brazil, including Portinari and Di Cavalcanti. Its outstanding collection puts it in league with the Tate Modern, Moma, and Center Pompidou. The building itself, designed by Brazilian-Italian architect Lina Bo Bardi, is a classic of modernism.
Architect Ramos de Azevedo modeled Sao Paulo’s Municipal Theater after the Paris Opéra, painting on an eclectic mixture of Art Nouveau and Italian Renaissance themes. Almost immediately upon its completion in 1911, it became a major attraction of the city. This status was enhanced in 1922 when it was the site for a landmark event that revolutionized art in Brazil. Modern Art Week showcases and showcases artists who have become icons of the Brazilian Modern Movement, whose names include the painters Emiliano Di Cavalcanti, Tarsila do Amaral, Anita Malfatti, and Menotti Del Picchia, composer Heitor Villa-Lobos; playwright Mário de Andrade, and sculptor Victor Brecheret.
Sao Paulo. Photo: greelane.com
Population: 21.78 million
Mexico City is the capital and largest city of Mexico. It is one of the most important political, cultural, educational, and financial centers in North America. It is located in the Valley of Mexico (Valle de México), a large valley on the plateau in central Mexico. According to the most recent definition agreed by federal and state governments, the population of Mexico City’s metropolitan area is 21.78 million, making it the largest metropolitan area in the western hemisphere. and fifth largest in the world. It is the largest Spanish-speaking city in the world.
Some tourist attractions in Mexico, Mexico.
The Palace of Fine Arts is a wonderful palace featuring art deco architecture and grand interiors. It was built between 1904 and 1934 and houses art galleries, a museum, a concert hall, and a large theatre. This is a place to see a variety of performances, such as music, dance, opera, and theater. National Architectural Museum is located on the top floor of most of the palace.
The Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe is another top attraction in Mexico City because it is an important religious site connected to the Virgin Mary of Guadalupe. At this site, there is the old church, the gift shop with lots of religious items, and explore the museum and library.
Mexico. Photo: fodors.com
Population: 21 million
The city now known as Dhaka has been a famous commercial center since the 17th century and was the capital of several ancient empires and countries before becoming the capital of present-day Bangladesh , which was independent in 1971. With a population of 21 million, it is the largest city in Bangladesh and one of the major cities of South Asia. The city’s population has grown tremendously over the past several decades emerging as a megacity in the 21st century. It is the major financial, political and cultural center of the region.
Some tourist attractions in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
The first destination to visit in the famous tourist attractions of Dhaka is Ahsan Manzil Palace, also known as the pink palace. It is one of the most significant architectural heritages of Bangladesh. Visitors will find an incredible collection of family portraits and Nawab artifacts in the palace’s 23 rooms.
Bangladesh is an important country in tea production in the region and in the world. The tea industry flourished from the longer British colonial era. The area around Sylhet is traditional tea with a tea terrace and lush rainforest. A visit to the tea hills in Bangladesh, Sylhet is the ideal address for your journey.
Dhaka. Photo: gody.vn
Ahsan Manzil Palace. Photo: google
Population: 20.9 million
Cairo is located on the banks of the Nile River in northern Egypt, 120km west of the Suez Canal. It is the capital of Egypt and the largest city in Africa with a population of 20.9 million. Cairo has long been the center of political and cultural life in the region. Cairo has the oldest and largest film and music industries in the Arab world, as well as the second oldest al-Azhar university in the world. Many international media, businesses, and organizations have regional headquarters in the city. Through the ages, and four thousand years ago, Egypt was still a land where many civilizations met. The Pharaohs along with the Greeks, Babylonians, and Romans left their mark here.
Some tourist attractions in Cairo, Egypt.
Giza pyramid complex is one of the tourist destinations of Cairo Egypt is located west of the Nile River on the Giza Plateau, the center of Cairo about 13 km, population pyramids of Giza is a complex area includes the great pyramids sculpture, the Great Sphinx and some other satellite works. The largest pyramids here include: Khufu (Great Pyramid or Cheops), the smaller pyramid – Khafre and the smallest pyramid – Menkaure was built over 3 pharaohs in the period. from 2560 to 2450 BC. These are considered to be the first stone skyscrapers built in the world. This trio of pyramids creates a pattern on the ground similar to that of the three stars in the constellation Orion – the absolute embodiment of Osiris, the god of life and death in the faith of ancient Egyptians.
The Great Sphinx of Giza was made of limestone with the shape of a lion’s head, is placed in front of Khafre’s pyramid in a prostrate position overlooking the Sahara desert as a guardian deity for the eternal sleep of Pharaoh. Usually, the gods in Egyptian beliefs are depicted with animal heads and human bodies, but the Great Sphinx is the opposite. The human head wears a Nemes scarf – a costume only for Pharaoh, showing wisdom and control, while the lion’s body symbolizes strength, this means that power is under control, it can show the supremacy of the Pharaohs.
Cairo. Photo: luhanhvietnam
The first floor of the museum with two giant statues of Pharaoh and Queen. Photo: luhanhvietnam
Population: 20.46 million
Mumbai (another name: Bombay) is located on the west coast of the Indian Subcontinent and has about 20.41 million inhabitants. Mumbai grew around a fortress founded by the British in the 17th century. Natural harbors facilitated the growth of the city, and in the 18th century, Mumbai was home to thriving manufacturing industry. Mumbai is home to the largest number of billionaires and millionaires of any other Indian City. Mumbai is home to important financial institutions such as the Bombay Stock Exchange and the Reserve Bank of India. As an arts hub, Mumbai has a Bollywood industry as well as a Marathi film industry.
Some tourist attractions in Mumbai, India.
One of the destinations that anyone traveling to Mumbai cannot ignore is India Gate. India Gate is also known by another name as “Indian soldier’s stele” and is considered one of the most famous tourist attractions in Mumbai. The Indian Gate is a massive architectural work with a door nearly 50 meters high, 21 meters wide, and was built in 1931. Here engraved the names of more than 90,000 soldiers who died in World War I.
The next destination in Mumbai is Cyber Tecture Egg. This is an extremely unique architecture located right in the center of the city. The egg building is not only a famous attraction but also a free health check-up place for the people of Mumbai. Thanks to the application of new technologies, this building is very environmentally friendly.
Mumbai. Photo: yduocvinhphuc.edu.vn
Mumbai. Photo: dulichvietnam.com.vn
Population: 20.41 million
Beijing is China’s capital and is situated in the North China Plain. From being one of China’s Four Ancient Capitals to foreign occupation and civil conflict in the twentieth century, the city has had a turbulent history. Following the Revolution, Beijing grew into an industrial powerhouse. In 1949, there was a Communist revolution. Automobiles, textiles, petrochemicals, aerospace equipment, and semiconductors are just a few of the products manufactured in the city. Beijing has a population of more than 20.46 million people. Beijing is home to seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites, making it a cultural capital.
Some tourist attractions in Beijing, China.
National Palace Museum, also known as the Imperial City, is located in the center of Beijing. This is the palace of the king dynasties from the middle of the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty in China. In 1961, it was recognized as one of the first national cultural monuments. This place was recognized by UNESCO as a world cultural heritage in 1987. Inside the Forbidden City is the Palace Museum. To get to the Imperial City, go through Tiananmen Square, and it is located at the back of Jingsan Mountain, near Wangfujing Market in the East and Zhongnanhai Market in the West.
Temple of Heaven is a palace built in the Qing Dynasty, located 15 km west of the center of Beijing. This place is famous for the typical garden architecture of China. It is also the most well-preserved imperial palace in China up to the present time. It has one of the four most famous gardens in China. The area of the Temple of Heaven is about 290 hectares. The design of the Temple of Heaven is inspired by Kunming Lake, Wanshou Mountain, Hangzhou West Lake. It was built and completed from 1750 to 1764, third four of the area is water.
The Forbidden City. Photo: cdn.britannica.com
Beijing. Photo: vdio.com
Population: 19.17 million
Osaka is located on the main island of Honshu, near the center of Japan. Osaka City, founded in 1889, has a population of 19.17 million, making it the 10th largest city in the world. It is Japan’s second-largest metropolitan area after Tokyo. It has been the economic center of the Kansai Region for many centuries. Osaka was formerly known as Naniwa. Before the Nara period, Naniwa was the capital of Japan, the first city ever known.
Osaka is the tourist center of Japan allowing visitors to visit many famous destinations such as Kobe, Kyoto, Sakai, and Nara. There are many destinations not to be missed like visiting the northern Kita area for a great shopping experience in this commercial district, or crossing the Midōsuji (main street) for entertainment in the southern area, Minami. Especially, spring is a great time to visit the city and see the world-famous cherry blossoms.
Some tourist attractions in Osaka, Japan.
Starting at Kita, home to the underground National Museum of Art, to see a variety of post-World War II Japanese art and renowned international exhibitions. Right next door is the Osaka Science Museum, a tourist attraction for children with science shows held several times a day. Explore more family-friendly attractions in the Tennoji area. Choose from parks and zoos or the historic Shitennō-ji temple, one of the oldest in Japan despite being reconstructed many times. In the Bay Area, explore the Osaka Aquarium, one of the largest aquariums in the world. See 29,000 aquatic animals, including whale sharks. From the aquarium, it takes a 10-minute ferry ride to Universal Studios of Japan. Here, visitors can applaud their favorite movie characters with live performances, or enjoy mixed thrills with movie-themed slides. If you want some quiet time, admire the beauty of Osaka Castle, which started construction in 1583. After many reconstructions, the current castle was completed in 1931 with additional items. most recent in 1997.
Shopaholics will definitely want to spend time in the Minami area. There are countless retail stores that range from high-end to traditional local. Take a break from shopping by watching a show at Namba Grand Kagetsu, a Japanese comedy theater. No matter where you are in Osaka, don’t forget to eat and drink. Renowned as “the taste of Osaka,” this local dish is made with fresh fish and light soy sauce that adds flavor to the local produce and offers a mouth-watering dish. You’ll need to replenish your energy to experience all the local flair, indulgent shopping, and family entertainment that Osaka has to offer.
Spring in Osaka. Photo: agoda.com
Street in Osaka. Photo: a.travel-assets.com