January 23, 2022

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The top 25 places to travel around the world in 2019 – Part 1

By Janaki Jitchotvisut from Business Insider

Hurghada, Egypt, boasts crystal-clear waters.
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  • Travel website TripAdvisor polled millions of its users to come up with its 2019 list of favorite world destinations.
  • Whether you love doing outdoor activities, strolling, exploring, or nightlife, there’s something for you.
  • Unique architecture, art, food, culture, and history are all features of each of the 25 destinations on this list.
  • From sandy beaches to luminous lagoons, there’s something for everyone.

TripAdvisor just released its 2019 Travelers’ Choice awards — and millions of visitors voted for their favorite destinations around the world.

Whether you’re looking for a sandy beach or a bustling city, there’s likely a destination fit for you. Here are the top 25 best places to travel around the world in 2019.

#25: Tel Aviv, Israel, features a quarter called “the White City” because of the over 4,000 buildings within that feature Bauhaus architecture.

#25: Tel Aviv, Israel, features a quarter called “the White City” because of the over 4,000 buildings within that feature Bauhaus architecture.
Tel Aviv, Israel

It’s the largest collection of Bauhaus architecture in the world, and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003.

From a bustling nightlife to cyclists and weekly Monday night meet-ups of the Tel Aviv Rollers, there’s truly something for everyone in Tel Aviv. Fantastic beaches, museums, markets, and food are just a few of the things you must check out in this underrated Mediterranean gem.

#24: Sydney, Australia, is more than just the world-famous Sydney Opera House.

#24: Sydney, Australia, is more than just the world-famous Sydney Opera House.
Sydney, Australia

Created by architect Jørn Utzon, the staggeringly unique Sydney Opera House became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2007 — and is just one of two cultural sites to be named as such while the architect was still alive.

There’s plenty to do outside in Sydney. From visiting Bondi Beach to crossing the Sydney Harbour Bridge or visiting the Blue Mountains and Jenolan Caves, just be sure to bring your favorite sunglasses and plenty of sunscreen.

#23: Cusco, Peru, is the home of Machu Picchu and so much more.

#23: Cusco, Peru, is the home of Machu Picchu and so much more.
Cusco, Peru

There’s certainly plenty of hiking to do in Cusco — and the views can’t be beat. Definitely allow yourself time to wander the cobblestone streets, perusing food and the most local of coffee shops in between your outdoor expeditions.

Those interested in archaeological ruins will find plenty to admire in and around Cusco — and anyone who wants to see llamas and alpacas up close will also have plenty of opportunities, even in the middle of the city.

#22: Hong Kong, China, features a one-of-a-kind skyline and nightlife.

#22: Hong Kong, China, features a one-of-a-kind skyline and nightlife.
Hong Kong, China

Fans of modern architecture might want to visit I.M. Pei’s famousBank of China Tower— or Zaha Hadid’s Jockey Club Innovation Tower. There’s something for fans of architecture in many eras as well, which is part of what makes Hong Kong so unique.

Of course, there’s also plenty of food and drink to delight all your senses at any time of the day or night.

#21: Hurghada, Egypt, is a prime destination for diving and snorkeling fans around the world.

#21: Hurghada, Egypt, is a prime destination for diving and snorkeling fans around the world.
Hurghada, Egypt

Coral reefs and turquoise waters on Egypt’s Red Sea Coast can make almost all your photos look like perfect postcards if you visit. Windsurfing is also a popular pastime.

If you fancy staying on land, there are plenty of desert safari tours on Jeeps or quad bikes to whet your appetite for exploration.

#20: Jaipur, India, is home to some of the world’s most mesmerizing architecture — including the astounding Jantar Mantar.

#20: Jaipur, India, is home to some of the world’s most mesmerizing architecture — including the astounding Jantar Mantar.
Jaipur, India

Built in the early 18th century, the Jantar Mantar is an astronomical observation site that became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010.

Of course, you must make time to visit the Hawa Mahal, also called the Palace of Breeze — which was built in 1799 out of red and pink sandstone. There’s also plenty of delicious food and shopping in and around the area, including in local bazaars.

#19: Kathmandu, Nepal, is steeped in history.

#19: Kathmandu, Nepal, is steeped in history.
Kathmandu, Nepal

The capital of Nepal attracts backpackers and fans of outdoor activities from all over the world — whether by foot or by motorcycle, or even on safari in Chitwan — there’s a lot to do.

From visiting the Boudhanath and Pashupatinath temples to doing a scenic flight tour around Mount Everest, there’s plenty to explore for whatever length of time you’ll be staying.

#18: Lisbon, Portugal, is known as a center of art and culture — and also features the Monastery of the Hieronymites and Tower of Belém.

#18: Lisbon, Portugal, is known as a center of art and culture — and also features the Monastery of the Hieronymites and Tower of Belém.
Lisbon, Portugal

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