It is indeed true that it is too short a life to discover the entire universe and to delight in all the many different kinds of civilizations and cultures that inhabit this earth. There are cities on this earth that have long enjoyed prominence for their historical significance, their splendor and their location on the global front. These are the cities that you must visit and out down on your ‘bucket list’. Though wide-ranging in terms of the experience they offer, the 10 cities outlined below offer a lifetime worth of attractions.
1. London, England
Britain’s capital, and also one of the business capitals of the world, London should be on your list not just for viewing the splendor of a time-long British Empire but also for the fast-pace of life and the style that has placed it firmly in the category of one of the top cities in the world. It is for anyone who wants to discover the ancient British ways situated right in the middle of the chaotic and supremely fast life of the world today.
2. Rome, Italy
Quaint is quite precisely the word that may be used to describe this city. Rome is rich with relics of roman empires, warm summers and a cuisine that has captured hearts world-wide. If you are looking for a heart-warming vacation, go to this city that offers just about anything on the latest front but also retains its times-bygone charm.
3. Paris, France
Once termed the classiest city of all times and the fashion hub of Europe, Paris is not just for the elite and the literary; the city is beautifully lined with structures of historical fame and offers a variety of museums and palaces that one may get a taste of history from. It is not just a stylish place, but a deeply cultural one as well with its airs famous for typical Parisian sophistication.
4. Berlin, Germany
Germany’s largest city is not just famous for the politically unforgettable Berlin Wall but for the vibrant life that it offers to its tourists. Buzzing with research institutes and business center’s Berlin’s central charm lies in its architecture that is perhaps much representative of those who have ruled Germany in the past few centuries. Its 420 galleries place it high on the list of cultural centers with a most vibrant nightlife scene.
The city that has scene the splendor and fall of the great Ottoman Empire, Istanbul stands as a masterpiece in landscape beauty and Islamic architecture. Its famous Blue mosque is just one of the many structures that enjoy a prominent position in world architecture; the taste of Istanbul as a city differs much from the experience afforded by the European cities and its cuisine is perhaps the most celebrated of all cuisines in the Eastern Europe region.
6. Florence, Italy
The capital of the region of Tuscany, this city bustles with industry and craft, commerce and culture. Founded by the Roman Emperors in B.C, Florence has an exceptional “artistic patrimony” with universal geniuses like Michael Angelo and Leonardo Di Vinci displayed in its museums. The city is glorious at night, with its structures set alight and offers an experience that is mellower than Rome.
7. Bangkok, Thailand
Founded in 1782, it is now the country’s spiritual, cultural, diplomatic and commercial hub. With no history of having been colonized, Bangkok offers an experience very different from the typical European vacation spots with its ostentatious Thai culture, rich in all aspects, at a perfect blend with the dynamic metropolis.
8. New York, U.S.A
Be it the N.Y Skyline, its Empire State Building or its Broadway show, this is truly n amazing city. The saying goes that New York is a city that never sleeps and a trip there will assure you that it really never does. The first city to have developed the exceptional skyline enjoyed by so many worldwide, its tall buildings, uber-busy lifestyle and the charms of Manhattan make it a must-see on anyone’s list.
9. Cairo, Egypt
The Egyptian antiquity and the Egyptian element of mystery can be discovered only through a long week spent in this great, busy, and often down-trodden city of Cairo. Cairo, known for its coffee-houses, belly-dancing traditions and for being closely situated to the much-celebrated Pyramids, offers a great opportunity to taste a culture like no other.
10. Cape Town, South Africa
Glistening at the Southern toe of the African Continent, Cape Town is an uber-modern metropolis with a great many world heritage sites like Robben Island and Botanical Gardens. Perfectly placed for hiking tails an wild-life encounters, the African lifestyle surfaces at its best in this capital that has attracted both tourists and investment for decades now.