This beautifully photographed book represents civilization and human achievement: they are bubbling microcosms of virtues and vices, vanguards of technology and creative pursuits, incubators of traditions and melting pots of diversity.
Here are presented the 200 most vibrant, diverse, hypnotic and chaotic cities in the world, ranked in order by Lonely Planet’s staff, authors, and readers. The list is as diverse as the people who created it. While there are the usual well known cities, such as Paris, London, and New York, there are also the unfamiliar, such as Ulaanbataar in Mongolia.
Every city has its own personality, in the form of its streets and buildings an din its human architecture. More than half the world’s population now lives in cities, and for travelers, they hold an endless fascination.