Traveling the world is a lifestyle goal that many of us hope to achieve. Throughout the world, there are a never-ending number of sights to see and places to be. However, if you’re looking for a jaw-dropping sight that proves how far mankind has come, then you’re gonna want to check out this list. We’ve compiled the top 20 most spectacular skylines from all around the world. You’ll be tempted to grab your passport and book a flight after going through this list.
20. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
We warn you, what you’re looking at is not a mirage. The Dubai skyline is one of the most stunning in the world. After all, Dubai is known as a luxury shopping center that features ultramodern architecture and some of the coolest nightlife.
19. Taipei, Taiwan
Taipei is the capital of Taiwan and features the world’s second tallest building, the Taipei 101. The city is quite modern and features Japanese colonial lanes, busy shopping streets and contemporary buildings. Taipei also ranks 10th among cities in the world for the number of high-rise buildings.
18. Frankfurt, Germany
Frankfurt, Germany is filled with a spectacular skyline. Much of the city was destroyed during World War II and rebuilt after the war. Thus much of the city is modern with stunning architecture. In fact, the 10 tallest buildings in Germany are actually located in Frankfurt.
17. Boston, USA
Boston is one of the oldest cities in the U.S. When you think of stunning skylines, we bet you wouldn’t initially think of Boston. However, this harbor city happens to have quite a view when you take a moment to let it sink in.
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16. Paris, France
Paris is arguably one of the world’s most romantic cities. As such a romantic city, you can bet that the skyline is going to be worth a view. So take a trip to Paris with the love of your life and be prepared for a view that you’ll never forget.
15. London, United Kingdom
London isn’t known for spectacular skyscrapers or massive high-rises, but the city does offer its own unique skyline. From the view of the Parliament to the London Eye, you can bet that you’ll have a lot to see while traveling through London.
14. Jakarta, Indonesia
Jakarta, Indonesia is a unique twist on the usual skyscraper experience. In the midst of skyscrapers and towering buildings is a city that is still dominated by Indonesian culture. So you can get the best of both worlds when you visit this wonderful city.
13. San Fransisco, USA
San Fransisco happens to have a beautiful backdrop that you can admire from any angle. With the Golden Gate Bridge and the San Fransisco Bay, you can get some pretty spectacular views.
12. Sydney, Australia
Sydney happens to be one of Australia’s largest cities and is best known for its harbourfront Sydney Opera House. This skyline also happens to be one of the most famous thanks to the sail-like design of the opera house.
11. Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo has quite the intriguing skyline as Japan’s busy and bumbling metropolitan city. This unique city has managed to incorporate both modern skyscrapers along with traditional Japanese architecture. You’ll never grow tired of taking in this beautiful city’s skyline.
10. Toronto, Canada
Toronto happens to be a major Canadian city along Lake Ontario’s northwestern shore. This metropolis is filled with skyscrapers that seem to practically soar above you. The most well-known landmark amongst them is the free-standing CN tower.
Singapore’s skyline is absolutely gorgeous as once again you get a darling mix between old and modern architecture. The skyline incorporates colonial buildings and Chinese shophouses with stunning skyscrapers. Your jaw will drop as you stare at this gorgeous city.
8. Hong Kong
Hong Kong has been called the “tallest city in the world” and for good reason. This skyline is one of the most spectacular in the world, and features quite compact and dramatic skyscrapers. It is quite a sight to behold, especially at night when the city is lit up.
7. Seoul, South Korea
Seoul is an incredibly large, metropolis city that is surrounded by dazzling skyscrapers all around. Here you can see dozens of high rises that are all practically stacked on top of each other.
6. Chicago, USA
Chicago happens to have three of the tallest twenty buildings in the world in the midst of its skyline. The Sears Tower happens to be the fourth tallest in the United States.
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5. New York City, USA
The New York City skyline is arguably one of the most recognized in the world. The gorgeous silhouette of the skyline features some of the most skyscrapers in the world that are packed right on top of the other. You’ll be instantly mesmerized by the views of this stunning city.
4. Seattle, USA
The skyline of Seattle is another gorgeous one in the United States. Here you can see the famous Space Needle Observation Tower as it stands tall while farther in the background you can see Mount Rainier. You’ll love the mixture of city and mountains that make-up Seattle.
3. Shenzhen, China
Back in the 1970s, Shenzhen was just a small fishing town in China. These days, the city has become jam-packed with skyscrapers and tall buildings of various sizes. The skyline is only continuing to expand as the population of the city increases.
2. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
With Rio de Janeiro, the skyline doesn’t really consist of gigantic skyscrapers. Instead, it is the beauty of the iconic Christ the Redeemer Statue as it looks over the dazzling city. There in the background you can also spot the Sugar Loaf Mountain in all its beauty.
1. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Finally, we have Kuala Lumpur the capital of Malaysia. What makes this city skyline so notable is that it features the tallest twin buildings, the Petronas Towers. You’ll never grow bored staring away at this stunning skyline.