Friday, July 17, 2015

World Top 5 City Destinations

This post is just my personal opinion based on the place that I have visited so far. Some of the places maybe better than the places that I mentioned below but just because I haven't visit the place, doesn't mean the place is not nice. Each places below are rated based on 5 major criteria namely place of attraction, food, shopping options, cultural uniqueness and ease of travelling by public transport.

No 5: Munich (Score:38)

Awesome attractions which includes castle and concentration camp. Much history to learn from the city especially during the Nazi era. Being the largest city in Bavaria, the city is also the richest in Germany. Munich is well known for its annual Oktoberfest. The city has among the tastiest beer in the world. Munich always ranked high on the most liveable city list. The food with famous pork knuckles with beautiful historical architecture and people are polite as well.

Place of attraction:8/10
Food:8/10
Shopping:6/10
Cultural:8/10
Transportation:8/10


Marienplatz during sunset.

Crispy pork knuckles with beer and Sauerkraut. Eating at English garten in hot sun.

BMW city.

Neuschwanstein Castle is just 2 hours trip away via train.

Water rafting in the middle of Munich. Heavy flow of water inside English Garten.

No 4: San Francisco (Score:41)

San Francisco is a city which have fantastic view as the surrounding area hilly. Its walkable from one attraction to the others as the city small size. Famous for the Golden Gate Bridge, the weather in San Francisco is always foggy and it have a nickname of city by the bay. As the location near the sea and hilly, there is always constant breeze around the city makes travelling very comfortable in San Francisco. Food wise is delicious and good quality. Its also a city which is very liberal with many gay and lesbian restaurants.

Place of attraction:8/10
Food:9/10
Shopping:7/10
Cultural:9/10
Transportation:8/10


Pier 39 of San Francisco.

Delicious lamb shank at Olea San Francisco.

Balmy Street Murals. Virtual outdoor art gallery featuring colourful murals featuring expression of outrage over human rights and political abuse in central America.

Should not miss the icon of San Francisco. The Golden Gate Bridge.

No 3: Kyoto (Score:42)

Kyoto was Japan capital for more than 10 decades. The city have many historical attractions which is currently listed in UNESCO World Heritage sites. You will be amazed that more than 10 sites listed as World Heritage sites. Besides many old and historical buildings, it have a full functional Gion district which you still can watch working geisha walking around. During spring and autumn, this city boast the best cherry blossom and autumn foliage respectively in the World. You will be amazed at how beautiful it is during spring and autumn in Kyoto. The city is not as busy as Tokyo and very suitable for those who like to travel on slower pace to enjoy the scenery and learn about Japan traditional culture.

Place of attraction:10/10
Food:8/10
Shopping:6/10
Cultural:10/10
Transportation:8/10


Famous Fushimi Inari temple.

Beautiful autumn foliage at Maruyama park Kyoto.

Autumn foliage red colours at Nanzenji temple.

Golden Pavilion (Kinkakuji). Its one of the UNESCO World Heritage site in Kyoto.

No 2: Paris (Score:45)

Paris itself is full of attraction. From the famous Eiffel tower to world class art museums. The city also have unique cafes which you can have a seat to enjoy the view while having tea or snacks. People here seems to relax and enjoying their life with spurge of luxury shops and high end dining places. Famous landmarks such as Louvre Museum and Notre Dame are in Paris. Do enjoy this city of romance.

Place of attraction:10/10
Food:9/10
Shopping:9/10
Cultural:10/10
Transportation:8/10


Inside Notre-Dame.

Paris at night.

Love lock bridge.

Luxury shopping and ladies heaven of Louis Vuitton.

Impressive architecture inside Palace of Versailles.

No 1: Tokyo (Score:45)

Tokyo is the largest megalopolis in the world with modern living but in old fashioned manners. Super huge city but still clean and people are polite. Amazing food selection and best quality with suits every budget levels. I have been visiting Tokyo on multiple occasion but still haven't tasted anything bad yet. Book shops are everywhere and filled with manga and special interest magazines. The transportation system is unmatchable by other cities in term of punctuality and comprehensive coverage. Traditional looking shrines and stone lanterns also scattered around the cities with amazing selection of shopping malls, ramen shops, huge high tech electrical stores and brightly lited pharmacies. Weird fashion and the hippest can be found in Tokyo especially in Harajuku and Shibuya area where youngsters gather. In 2015, Monocle magazine has ranked Tokyo as the most liveable city in the world.

Place of attraction:8/10
Food:10/10
Shopping:9/10
Cultural:8/10
Transportation:10/10


Abundance of fresh and unique seafood. Here you can have fresh sea urchin and huge fresh oysters.

Fresh wasabi.

Ginza famous shopping district.

Cool leather jacket easily available.

Traditional wedding in Meiji shrine.

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