According to Travel & Leisure these are the top 11 cities in the world to visit for 2020

It’s no secret that we are severely deprived of traveling however we have had more than enough time to think about all the wonderful places that we would love to visit once the pandemic leaves our planet alone. For the peripatetic people, we have combined a list of the most wonderful cities to visit at least once in your lifetime! Some may help you get a new perspective, some will offer you the best of cultures and at some, and you will see Mother Nature in a whole new light. From Rome, Udaipur, Bangkok or Krakow, let’s see which ones are ranking high-

11. Mexico City, Mexico-
This place is bustling with color and culture which makes it one of the best destinations to visit. For those who relish tacos, tortillas, burritos, tequila, and museums and history equally, Mexico City is where you should be. A perfect mix of Colonial architecture, iconic artwork, spicy cuisine, is Mexico City, one of the oldest and largest cities in the Americas.

10. Istanbul, Turkey-
This place is a haven of amazing landmarks. Guests can get worn out and tired of exploring the city but won’t run out of options. Admire the blooming tulips at Gülhane Park or be mesmerized by the tiles inside the Blue Mosque, Istanbul is an exceptionally entertaining place for tourists.

9. Ubud, Indonesia-
If all you have been thinking about are beautiful hills, rice fields, ravines, and waterfalls them Ubud should be your next destination. It is also known for bringing art alive in the island of Bali right from the art of painting, traditional music (gamelan), and dances.

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8. Luang Prabang, Laos-
It’s touristy but never packed with people. Luang Prabang takes pride in its majestic scenery, ethnic villages, and unexplored corners; a place perfect for those who like to call themselves-explorers of the globe. This magnificent city filled with over 33 temples, vibrant nightlife, stunning nature and is the country’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site.

7. Udaipur, India-
The City of Lakes is praised for its rich, diverse, and vibrant culture as well as heritage. Inundated with the most ornate palaces, visitors can actually stay in luxurious 17h century palaces, explore City Palace or take a sunset boat cruise on Lake Pichola or laze in the lush green lawns amid fountains and marble elephants at Saheliyo ki Bar garden.

6. Kyoto, Japan-
This cultural capital of Japan is a major tourist destination. Once in Kyoto, you will find yourself surrounded by numerous classical Buddhist temples, gardens, imperial palaces, Shinto shrines, and traditional wooden houses. It’s a completely different world where guests can enjoy kaiseki dining, and the company of geisha in the Gion district.

5. Florence, Italy-
Renaissance art and architecture, the Duomo, Galleria dell’Accademia, and the iconic Santa Maria del Fiore that took over 6 centuries to complete is what Florence is most well-known for.
While youre there do not forget to indulge in some fettunta, the original garlic bread.

Chang Mai, Thailand

4. Chiang Mai, Thailand-
Chiang Mai is located in northern Thailand and known as the ‘Rose of the North’. You can spend days sightseeing in this beautiful and ancient city that is home to more than 300 temples and not get as tired owing to cool temperatures. For a laid-back and enjoyable holiday, this is the place to pick. Jet-setters can also indulge in Nimmanhaemin Road, the trendiest part of Chiang Mai, full of fancy bars and restaurants.

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3. Hoi An, Vietnam-
If life is a beach, then you ought to be living it in Hoi An. live in a dreamy atmosphere lined with mustard-yellow merchants’ houses, hit the beautiful beaches, and explore the entire place only on a pushbike as cars and even motorbikes are banned from the center of Hội An.

2. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico-
This colonial-era city in Mexico’s central highlands, has the most outstanding baroque Spanish architecture, thriving arts scene, and oomph-filled cultural festivals. The place is a must-visit destination for weekend festivals that celebrate the music and dance of other cultures.

1. Oaxaca, Mexico-
No holiday is complete without good food and the food in the gastronomic capital of Mexico, Oaxaca is great! This city is packed with an Instagram-worthy exterior brightly colored buildings, iconic churches and streets dotted with cacti and agave plants. The vibe is unique to Oaxaca as is the fact that you will find mountains and beaches and experience a desert too. Whether you hit the nature road or wander through Oaxaca’s wonderfully chaotic markets there will never be a dull moment here.

[Via: Travel + Leisure]

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