10 most beautiful cities in the world

We take a look at the world's most beautiful cities


News Desk April 29, 2016
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They say beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. But there are some cities in the world that offer a unique visual experience that many are able to appreciate.

From rich historical architecture to breathtaking beaches, we take a look at 10 cities that are diverse in their beauty and aesthetic.

1. Venice, Italy

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Surrounded by canals, free from the hustle and bustle of a city, Venice's architecture and history has a visually striking appeal, attracting crowds from all around the world.

2. Hong Kong

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Towering skyscrapers, the night-time view across Kowloon bay and Victoria peak as the mountain backdrop to the beautiful scenery makes this lively city a feast for the eyes.

3. Istanbul, Turkey

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Sail the Bosphorus with Europe on one side of the river and Asia on the other, and immerse yourself into the culture of this historically important city boasting spectacular landmarks.

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4. New York, United States of America

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The culturally diverse New York City has the most iconic skyline in the world. It's historic architecture, the feel of the grass beneath your feet in Central and Prospect Park and the liveliness of the city lands it on the bucket list of thousands.

5. London, United Kingdom

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From modern sky scrapers to neighbourhoods filled with small traditional Georgian buildings, London is sure to match everyone's standards of beauty.

6. Chefchaouen, Morocco

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Also known as 'The Blue Pearl,' this blue-painted town in Morocco’s Rif Mountains adds a calming effect to the beauty of its simple, yet alluring buildings.

7. Paris, France

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Cobbled streets filled with rows of cafe's and iconic landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and the Notre Dame, Paris is one of Europe's most beautiful and visited cities.

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8. Cape Town, South Africa

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An array of white-sand beaches, breath-taking views from the Table Mountain and rich gardens makes the landscape of this city like no other.

9. Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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The charm of Amsterdam lies in its picturesque buildings lined together along a maze of canals that offer great paranomic views and together form an aesthetic uniformity.

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10. St. Petersburg, Russia

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This fascinating city, home to one of the largest and oldest museums in the world, elegantly displays the country's Slavic roots with its colourful buildings and Eastern Orthodox churches, decorated with large onion domes.


This article originally appeared on CNN Traveler.

COMMENTS (5)

sadaqat | 4 years ago | Reply Good luck
Mahfooz Soomro | 4 years ago | Reply Hong Kong at #2, that's weird, I guess the writer has not visited Budapest, Hungary and he also seem to have forgot mentioning Vienna, Austria, Strasbourg, Eastern France and Sydney Australia.
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