Despite all the conveniences, it may seem hard to live in some modern cities. Just because they’re simply overcrowded. And it doesn’t really matter whether it is a big city like London or a tiny village which can be found not on each map. Thousands of cars, crowds of local people and tourists, noise, smog… Sometimes it is better to avoid these places, just to save your time and nerves! We will show you the most crowded places on Earth.

Oxford Street: the most crowded city street

More than 200 millions of people pass along it every year. No doubt that beautiful architecture create special atmosphere here, but this place looks too overcrowded!

Oxford Street

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Oxford Street

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Oxford Street

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Monaco: the most crowded country

Yes, the country of reach people can also be crowded. More than 37 thousands of people live on 0.8 square miles. Add here thousands of tourists, especially during international events… Just imagine this crowd!

Monaco
Monaco
Monaco

India: the most crowded trains

India is the country with one of the biggest population in the world. It’s even hard to imagine how crowded the local trains are! Safety measures? What are you talking about?

India

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India

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India

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Qingdao Huiquan Beach (China): the most crowded beach

If you like to relax on a calm beach, this place is definitely not for you. The water is supposed to be crystal blue here, but during high season you will never notice it.

Qingdao

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Santa Cruz del Islote: the most crowded island

Found near the coast of Columbia, this tiny island has unbelievable population density: 124,700 people for every square mile! I would never choose this place for a weekend holiday…

Santa Cruz del Islote

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Santa Cruz del Islote

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Santa Cruz del Islote

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George Washington Bridge (New York): the most crowded bridge in the world

Every traveler knows that George Washington Bridge is the most crowded bridge in the world. Its two levels and fourteen lanes are always full of cars. Can you imagine how slow the traffic is?

George Washington Bridge

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George Washington Bridge

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George Washington Bridge

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Space Capsule Inns (Tokyo): the most crowded hotel

No, these are not fridge sections. These are the “suits” in a capsule hotel in Japan. Thousands of beds are never free!

Space Capsule Inns

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Space Capsule Inns

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Space Capsule Inns

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Chengdu (China): the most crowded parking lot

Are you sure you will manage to find your car here? At least, you may try to do it, but there’re thousands of identical cars… with identical scratches…

Chengdu

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Maracana: the most crowded stadium

Can you imagine almost a quarter million of fans on the tribunes at once? This is Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro. It holds the world record for the highest stadium attendance during a sports event.

Maracana

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Maracana

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The most crowded place on Earth

Commercial and residential district Mong Kok is described as the busiest district in the world by the Guinness World Records. It features the highest population density: 130,000/km2 or 340,000 per square mile.

The most crowded place on Earth

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The most crowded place on Earth

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The most crowded place on Earth

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