There would hardly be anyone who would not like to travel the world! Taking holidays makes more memories, memories are something you treasure for life!
While you may choose to traverse through these breathtaking journeys, via land, water or air, you may not be able to capture some of the best views that can be witnessed right from the top of a city. We collate a few aerial shots of world cities for you, which are simply………….. Astonishing!
Top Views of 11 Global Cities That Will Blow Your Mind!
Bangkok, Thailand’s capital, is a large city known for ornate shrines and vibrant street life. It’s a fascinating, intoxicating and chaotic place, brimming with sights, smells, thrills, gracious people, contradictions, cultures, cars, noise and bedlam.
Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, is a Mediterranean and cosmopolitan city with Roman remains, medieval quarters and the most beautiful examples of 20th century Modernism and avant-garde. It is no surprise that emblematic constructions by the Catalan architects Antoni Gaudí and Lluís Doménech i Montaner have been declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.
3) DAR ES SALAAM
Dar es Salaam is the largest city and economic capital of Tanzania. Located in a quiet bay off the Indian Ocean coast, the city has developed into an economic importance to become a prosperous centre of the entire East African region. Its bustling harbour is the main port in Tanzania.
The origins of Dubai trace back to the VII century, however few people associate the largest city of the United Arab Emirates with ancient times. Dubai is best described as “the City of the Future”: nowhere else on the planet you will find so many incredible architectural constructions that are ultra-modern and even ahead of our times.
Hong Kong is an autonomous territory, and former British colony, in southeastern China. Its vibrant, densely populated urban centre is a major port and global financial hub with a skyscraper-studded skyline. Central (the business district) features architectural landmarks like I.M. Pei’s Bank of China Tower. Hong Kong is also a major shopping destination, famed for bespoke tailors and Temple Street Night Market.
Jodhpur, the second largest city in Rajasthan has a fascinating past. In case you were wondering, yes, it is where jodhpurs got their name from! These unusual pants were designed by the Maharaja of Jodhpur’s son, Pratap Singh, and worn by his polo team when visiting the Queen of England in 1897. Jodhpur is famous for its blue buildings, which were originally painted to signify that they were occupied by Brahmins, the highest caste in India.
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Paris, the cosmopolitan capital of France, is one Europe’s largest cities, with 2.2 million people living in the dense, central city and almost 12 million people living in the whole metropolitan area. Located in the north of France on the river Seine, Paris has the well deserved reputation of being the most beautiful and romantic of all cities, brimming with historic associations and remaining vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design. Dubbed the City of Light (la Ville Lumière) and Capital of Fashion, it is home to the world’s finest and most luxurious fashion designers and cosmetics, such as Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Dior, Yves Saint-Laurent, Guerlain, Lancôme, L’Oréal, Clarins, etc.
8) RIO DE JANEIRO
The bustling city of Rio de Janeiro has been one of Brazil’s most popular and frequented tourist destinations for decades. Its vibrant city centre is bursting with culture and pulsating with a deep sense of history and heritage. Rio, as it is commonly known, is the second largest city in Brazil and the third largest metropolis in the whole of South America.
9) SAN FRANCISCO
The city and port, coextensive with San Francisco county, northern California, U.S., located on a peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay. It is a cultural and financial centre of the western United States and one of the country’s most cosmopolitan cities.
China is known for its crowds, and Shanghai is possibly the best example of this. Shanghai’s city proper population was 24 million people in 2014, and it is continually rising. Shanghai’s extensive metro service is necessary to cover its many districts and keep this thriving city running each day. When the Chinese government set out to make Shanghai the New York of Asia, they certainly took the motto of “city that never sleeps” to heart.
This is one of the most famous cities in the world. Certainly one of the most famous in Europe, and pretty much the most famous thing in Italy, give or take a Colosseum here and a Trevi Fountain there. Yet even Venice – instantly recognisable to anyone with eyes – has the capacity to surprise!
The above images have been collated from various sources from authentic photo portals.
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