How Do These Tourist Attractions Look Like At Night?

There's a big difference between night and day – even humans can be divided into morning people and night people. Tourist spots also tend to differ that much actually, because even the time of day you visit them can make a huge difference in what you see. Some prefer to visit them at high noon, others in the dark.

So we've gathered together 10 of the most-visited tourist attractions to see if they look better at night or in the daytime. In the list we've included information about the landmarks' annual visitors in peak season courtesy of lovehomeswap.com.

1. Eiffel Tower

Picture Courtesy (Day): planetware.com / (Night): paris-3013.blogspot.com

Where is it?

As described in numerous articles around the web, the Eiffel Tower is one of the most well-known structures in the world. It was named after Gustave Eiffel, whose company was in charge of developing this metal giant. In any one year, there are about 7 million visitors who tend to prefer to visit between June and August, in France's warm weather.

2. Notre Dame Cathedral

Picture Courtesy (Day): culturextourism.com / (Night): parisperfect.com

Where is it?

This world-famous cathedral is named Notre Dame de Paris ("Our Lady of Paris" in French), but tourists around the world call it Notre Dame Cathedral or simply Notre Dame. Its annual visitors are 13,650,000 and locals say that it's best to visit early in the morning, weekdays Tuesdays to Fridays.

3. EPCOT

Picture Courtesy (Day): wdwinfo.com / (Night): attraction-tickets.info

Where is it?

The word EPCOT stands for Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow, which seems to suit it. This Disney theme park has pavilions dedicated to world technologies and culture and is well-known for annual flower and food events. EPCOT has over 11 million annual visitors, most of whom visit between February and April and June to August, especially on US holidays.

4. National Park of Utah

Picture Courtesy (Day): roadtrippers.com / (Night): whytake.net

Where is it?

Utah is a natural playground, filled with National Parks, deserts and resorts. The state has 5 National Parks, but this photo is of the Arches National Park, which has many sandstone arches, spires, balanced rocks, sandstone fins, and eroded monoliths that are visited by millions of tourists every year.

5. The British Museum

Picture Courtesy (Day): poster.4teachers.org / (Night): britishmuseum.org

Where is it?

Ranked 40 in lovehomeswap's most-visited tourist attractions list with nearly 7 million annual visitors, the Brits surely have something to be proud of. This London museum is dedicated to human history and culture and features great pieces including the Rosetta Stone and the Parthenon Sculptures.

6. Sydney Opera House

Picture Courtesy (Day): dandelionmoms.com / (Night): boomsbeat.com

Where is it?

Sydney Opera House is one of the world's most well-known and instantly recognizable performing arts venues. More than eight million people visit this Australian landmark every year to watch a show or listen to music in the large and spacious rooms that have a total capacity of 5,738!

7. The Louvre

Picture Courtesy (Day): yeinjee.com / (Night): pictify.com

Where is it?

This famous glass triangle has been featured in numerous movies – National Treasure, to name one. There's no doubt that this museum houses pieces as fascinating as its appearance, as the Mona Lisa is among them. 9,200,000 people visit The Louvre every year, which puts it 27th out of the 50 most-visited tourist attractions according to lovehomeswap. Most tourists have a mooch around this Parisian museum between June and August.

8. The Forbidden City

Picture Courtesy (Day): china-mike.com / (Night): cdn.wanderingtrader.com

Where is it?

The Forbidden City in Beijing is named as such because it was forbidden for any commoner to enter (on pain of death) in case they happened to lay eyes on the Emperor. This former imperial palace was the home to twenty-four Chinese emperors over 491 years between 1420 and 1911. Around 16 million visitors visit each year and enjoy the Emperor's Garden which is considered to be The Forbidden City's best feature.

9. Navy Pier

Picture Courtesy (Day): hamptonsuiteschicago.com / (Night): static.wixstatic.com

Where is it?

Things to do on Navy Pier include taking a 7 minute ride on its 150-foot tall ferris wheel, playing the 18-hole miniature golf course, riding the musical carousel or wandering around Chicago's finest fun maze. When the pier opened in 1916 it cost a whopping $4.5 million!

10. Golden Gate Bridge

Picture Courtesy (Day): goldengaterides.com / (Night): hotwallpaperz.com

Where is it?

Had it been painted in stripes by the military as planned, tourists would still visit this iconic tourist attraction today. With its enormous 746-foot tall towers, sweeping main cables, signature orange color, and Art Deco styling, more than 10 million people are drawn to this iconic suspension bridge every year.

Morning or night, sunrise or sunset, these tourist attractions all leave us in great awe and provide proof of the world's beauty, whether man-made or natural. They show us that, probably, the only way to reach our heart's content is to travel.

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