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(LATEST) The 15 Best Cities In The World 2019, According to Travel + Leisure
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(LATEST) The 15 Best Cities In The World 2019, According to Travel + Leisure

With its canal-laden Ancient Town and famous Japanese Covered Bridge, Hoi An has been named the best city in the world, Business Insider Malaysia online portal reported.

Hoi An, located on Vietnam’s central coast, topped Travel + Leisure‘s “World’s Best Cities” 2019 list. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, followed close behind at second on the list, while Chiang Mai, Thailand, took third.

Three of the top five places on Travel + Leisure’s list are cities located in Mexico, while two US destinations – Charleston, South Carolina, and Santa Fe, New Mexico – ranked among the top 16 cities in the world.

The full ranking  of the world’s best places to visit  is as follows:

15. BANGKOK, THAILAND

As Thailand’s capital and most populous city, Bangkok serves as a major cultural and business hub for the country.

Grand palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha in Bangkok, Thailand | Travel Mania/Shutterstock
Grand palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha in Bangkok, Thailand | Travel Mania/Shutterstock

14. SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO

Visitors to Santa Fe, New Mexico, can take in the city’s signature Pueblo-style architecture and famous arts scene.

An outdoor shop in Santa Fe, New Mexico | Zachary C. Person/Shutterstock
An outdoor shop in Santa Fe, New Mexico | Zachary C. Person/Shutterstock

 13. SEVILLE, SPAIN

Seville, the capital of Spain’s Andalusia region, is known for flamenco dancing and a number of iconic buildings, like the Plaza de España and the Catedral de Sevilla.

The Tower of Gold along the Guadalquivir River | Allard One/Shutterstock
The Tower of Gold along the Guadalquivir River | Allard One/Shutterstock

12. CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA

Charleston, South Carolina, is a stunning coastal city that has so much Southern charm it’s been repeatedly named America’s friendliest city.

Charleston, South Carolina | f11photo/Shutterstock
Charleston, South Carolina | f11photo/Shutterstock

11. ROME, ITALY

Once the center of the Roman Empire, Rome remains Italy’s capital and is full of relics including the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and the Pantheon.

The Colosseum in Rome, Italy | Catarina Belova/Shutterstock
The Colosseum in Rome, Italy | Catarina Belova/Shutterstock

10. UDAIPUR, INDIA

Visitors to Udaipur, India, can explore the city’s extravagant royal palaces situated on picturesque, man-made lakes.

City Palace on Lake Pichola in Udaipur, India | Pikoso.kz / Shutterstock
City Palace on Lake Pichola in Udaipur, India | Pikoso.kz / Shutterstock

 9. FLORENCE, ITALY

The charming Tuscan city of Florence, Italy, is known as the birthplace of the Renaissance and is home to many of the world’s best-known works of art.

Il duomo in Florence, Italy | Catarina Belova/Shutterstock
Il duomo in Florence, Italy | Catarina Belova/Shutterstock

8. KYOTO, JAPAN

Kyoto is a Japanese city on the island of Honshu that’s full of gardens, palaces, wooden houses, and religious shrines.

Kyoto, Japan | Sean Pavone/Shutterstock
Kyoto, Japan | Sean Pavone/Shutterstock

7. TOKYO, JAPAN

One of the most populous cities in the world, Tokyo, Japan, is famous for its electronics, video games, manga, Anime, ramen, and much more.

Akihabara, Tokyo, Japan | ESB Professional/Shutterstock
Akihabara, Tokyo, Japan | ESB Professional/Shutterstock

6. UBUD, INDONESIA

From terraced rice paddies to Hindu temples and shrines, Ubud, Indonesia, is one of Bali’s most popular destinations.

Pura Taman Saraswati temple in Ubud, Indonesia | Sytilin Pavel/Shutterstock
Pura Taman Saraswati temple in Ubud, Indonesia | Sytilin Pavel/Shutterstock

5. OAXACA, MEXICO

Oaxaca, Mexico, is known for its colonial buildings and lively, bustling atmosphere. More than a third of its residents speak an indigenous language.

Oaxaca, Mexico | Kelli Hayden/Shutterstock
Oaxaca, Mexico | Kelli Hayden/Shutterstock

4. MEXICO CITY, MEXICO

The most populous city in North America, Mexico’s capital city of Mexico City is home to Templo Mayor, the baroque Catedral Metropolitana de México of the Spanish conquistadors, and the Palacio Nacional.

The Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City, Mexico | Matt Gush/Shutterstock
The Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City, Mexico | Matt Gush/Shutterstock

 3. CHIANG MAI, THAILAND

Located in a mountainous region in the north of Thailand, Chiang Mai is home to many extravagant Buddhist temples scattered throughout its rolling, green hills.

Source: Shutterstock
Source: Shutterstock

2.  SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE, MEXICO

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, is known for baroque Spanish architecture and the iconic Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel.

Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico | bpperry / iStock
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico | bpperry / iStock

1. HOI AN, VIETNAM

Hoi An, Vietnam, tops the list of best cities with its canal-laden Ancient Town and famous Japanese Covered Bridge.

Hoi An, Vietnam | Shutterstock/Romas_Photo
Hoi An, Vietnam | Shutterstock/Romas_Photo


Source : Business Insider Malaysia 

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