(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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
10. UDAIPUR, INDIA
Visitors to Udaipur, India, can explore the city’s extravagant royal palaces situated on picturesque, man-made lakes.
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.
8. KYOTO, JAPAN
Kyoto is a Japanese city on the island of Honshu that’s full of gardens, palaces, wooden houses, and religious shrines.
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.
6. UBUD, INDONESIA
From terraced rice paddies to Hindu temples and shrines, Ubud, Indonesia, is one of Bali’s most popular destinations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
1. HOI AN, VIETNAM
Hoi An, Vietnam, tops the list of best cities with its canal-laden Ancient Town and famous Japanese Covered Bridge.
Source : Business Insider Malaysia