...edging out London, last year's most popular place on Earth.
...and travelers like to keep it local.
There are also fun things to see and do,...
Tokyo didn't make the top tier, but people who go there spend way more money,...
New York City is the world's favorite place to blow through some cash, though.
That's according to MasterCard's Global Destination Cities Index.
The report is now in its third year.
One reason Bangkok is on top...
...is that tourism is gaining popularity among the upper middle class in Southeast Asia...
...and it's not all stunning temple after stunning temple and breathtaking architecture.
There's more shopping in Bangkok than most humans could physically endure,...
...including floating food sellers and an outdoor market with over eight thousand stalls.
Other eastern destinations in the top ten are Singapore, Istanbul, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong.
...the average being almost 2,200 dollars per tourist.
This year, its visitors are expected to spend 18.6 billion dollars,...
...more than any other destination.