Breathtaking views from around the world + Dubai

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DUBAI 27 August 2017: You haven’t really seen a place if you have no idea what it looks like from above! Check this Sygic Travel ultimate selection of 9 stunning views from around the world and never forget to climb the nearest mountain or take the elevator up the tallest building anywhere you travel – including Dubai.

View of Dubai, United Arab Emirates

If you are scared of flying or not thrilled by the idea of climbing up hills, visit Dubai. The city is known for its ultramodern architecture and its world’s tallest skyscraper. Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world and you can use the fastest double-deck elevator in the world to get to the top of it, effort free. The views are magnificent. Check the Sygic Travel 360° video before going.

View of the Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

If you are planning a trip to Paris, you were probably considering climbing up the Eiffel Tower to see the city from above. But what about some better views with the Eiffel Tower included? Sygic Travel recommends you to visit the Montparnasse Tower instead. This 210 metres tall skyscraper has perfect views from its 56th floor from which you can see as far as 40 kilometres. The tower is open after sunset too, when the Eiffel tower is illuminated.

eiffel tower

View of the Bakong Temple, Siem Reap, Cambodia

A beautiful 9th century temple that is often missed. Its architecture suggests that cultural exchange was happening between the Khmer Empire and Java because Bakong looks very similar to Borobudur – a temple in Java. Check it out from a hot air balloon flight.

View of the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia

The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands covering approximately 344,400 square kilometres. You can explore this breathtaking structure made by living organisms either diving or from a boat, but also from the air. This natural wonder is definitely worth the helicopter tour.

View of the Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada / New York, USA

An absolute must-see from the air. Dividing the US and Canada, these world-famous falls are simply breathtaking. Take a 20-minute helicopter tour and enjoy unsurpassed panoramic views.

niagra falls

View of Hong Kong, China

Providing stunning views of all of Hong Kong, especially the Victoria Harbor, this 60-metre tall Ferris wheel opened in 2014. It features 42 gondolas, each accommodating eight passengers

View of Central Park, New York, USA

Central Park is the largest park in New York City and with its 843 acres, it is even bigger than some countries (e.g. Monaco or Vatican). It was opened to the public in 1858. You can get a good view of the park from the Rockefeller Center but you will definitely get the best one from a helicopter.

New York Central Park - Image Courtesy
New York Central Park – Image Courtesy

View of Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona has several places with breathtaking views. If you are confident about your physical condition, you can challenge yourself and ride a bike to the top Tibidabo, the tallest peak of the Serra de Collserola mountain range. If you are fine with more modest but still marvelous views, you can take a less challenging climb to the Turó de la Rovira hill. Check the 360° video made by Sygic Traveler.

View of Bangkok, Thailand

Get some drinks on the 64th floor of the State Tower. You’ll have a moment to remember for the rest of your life! The Sky Bar is one of the highest rooftop watering places in the world, situated 250 meters (820 ft) above the ground.


By Angel Chan