Taipei, Taiwan (The CTP News) – Lonely Planet has officially announced the 2024 ranking of the top 10 tourist cities, featuring destinations such as Nairobi, Paris, Montreal, Mostar, Philadelphia, Manaus, Jakarta, Prague, Izmir, and Kansas City.
Nairobi in Kenya
Nairobi is the capital of Kenya. Although it is in the hot equatorial zone, the climate is cool and pleasant because the city is built on a plateau area above 1,600 meters. It was selected as the first best travel city because of its unique art culture and rich natural scenery. We can enjoy delicious food in the city center and feel the colonial color left by the British. We can participate in the unique Nai Nami City walk to see exotic humanities and different aspects of the city. The famous Nairobi National Park is close to the city, with grasslands that line the sky, and you can also get close contact with various wild animals.
Paris in France
Paris, France, ranked second, has many world-famous attractions and landmarks, such as the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre Museum. Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, which suffered a fire, will also reopen in 2024. There are more than a hundred museums in the city, which can be said to be the capital of culture and art. Boutique fashion is also world-famous, leading global fashion trends. Paris will be the most visited city in the world in 2022, with 44 million tourists. It has also been named the world’s largest tourist city destination in 2022 by the World Travel & Tourism Council. The new and convenient transportation construction and the upcoming Paris Olympics are very exciting.
Montreal in Canada
Montreal’s name “Mont Réal” means “Mount Royal” in Medieval French. A hill on the north side of the city center is named after it and has become a popular spot overlooking the city. French is the official language of Montreal. It is currently the third-largest French-speaking city in the world, the second-largest city in Canada, and the largest city in Quebec. Montreal was once the economic capital of Canada, with developed finance and a large population. It is still one of the most important economic centers in Canada. Artificial intelligence, aerospace, design, and film industries are all developed, and it is recognized as a city of design by UNESCO. Different art and festivals are held throughout the year, whether your preference is contemporary art or classical art, this city has something for you.
Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Mostar is a town with a population of approximately 120,000 people located in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is considered one of the must-visit cities when traveling in Eastern Europe. Because it was ruled by the Ottoman Empire for more than four hundred years, it is a country with more mosques than churches. There are many ancient medieval architecture with Islamic flavor in the city. Among the stacked stone houses, mixed with mosque and tower buildings, about 51% of the residents are Muslims. One of the most famous attractions is Stari most at Mostar. This ancient bridge was built more than 400 years ago and was destroyed during the Bosnian Civil War. It was rebuilt with funding from various countries in 2004 and listed as a World Cultural Heritage. Standing on the bridge, you can overlook the mosque and red-roofed buildings. If you come here in summer, you can also see many people diving from the bridge.
Philadelphia in the United States
Philadelphia is the most populous and largest city in Pennsylvania, the sixth largest city in the United States, and the central city of the Delaware Valley Metropolitan Area. Its population is exceeded only by New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, and Phoenix. Its name means “friendship” in Greek and is the oldest and historically significant city in the United States. This city is the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution was drafted and signed, so it is considered to have a political and social status that exceeds that of New York and Boston. You can visit the Independence Hall, where a copy of the Declaration of Independence is available for viewing. You can visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the largest art museum in the United States, located on the hillside of Fairmount Park. Its collection of more than 300,000 pieces spans more than 2,000 years of history. The Impressionist works inside the museum and the stairs outside the museum are quite famous and worth a visit.
Traveling can be a process of rest. You can find a holiday destination, not arrange too many itineraries, and relax as much as you want. It can be a journey of knowledge. You could find a place rich in history and culture, browse as much as you want, and enhance your brain collection. It can be a journey of exploration. You could find the most interesting city, roam around, and experience life. Find the place you want to go in these cities, arrange a trip of your own, and see the scenery in different corners of the world. Your life and horizons will suddenly become brighter.