The Best City for Beautiful Views

Ok, so this is a completely subjective topic, and for my part I’d have to be loyal to my home country and say that Sydney has some pretty spectacular views of the harbour. However, Istanbul would come pretty close to the top of my list. It really is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been too, the sun setting over the old city with the silhouettes of minarets and palaces in the foreground is a sight that will stay with me forever. The old cliche of east meets west applies here, where else can you sip a tea in Europe whilst looking at Asia over the water? It didn’t surprise me when it won this year’s  Travellers’ Choice Award on Tripadvisor. If you want to see the gorgeous city view take a boat trip on the Bosphorus or head to one of Istanbul’s many terrace bars.

Istanbul has the best city views

The Istanbul skyline

The best of the rest:

Prague – fairy tale spires, cobbled streets and Charles Bridge, simply stunning.

New York – the modern day world capital with an instantly recognisable skyline has been a drawing board to some of the world’s leading architects.

Paris – the ‘City of Light’ is home to some of the world’s best artists and it’s obvious why.

Luang Prabang, Laos –  the Mekong flows past remnants of French colonial architecture in this sleepy city encircled by mountains.

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