There are many beautiful places all around the world that will take you another world. But some of these places are best visited at night.If you’re someone who loves the night and would rather enjoy places that shine brightly in the dark,Here are 10 beautiful places to visit at night:
10. Charles Bridge, Prague, Czech Republic
Prague’s 14th Century Gothic bridge, the Charles Bridge, spans the Vltava River as is one of Prague’s premier tourist sites. During the day it throngs with tourists, locals, street artists, vendors, and musicians. During night, however, the bridge offers a serene view of the brightly and beautifully illuminated Castle district.
9. Shibuya Crossing, Tokyo, Japan
The chaos of Shibuya crossing at day is only enhanced at night. A visual mayhem of large advertising screens, bright neon lights, and thousands of people crossing the street every time the light changes, makes this one of the liveliest nighttime city scenes in the world. If you can find someplace to sit, enjoy watching as businessmen, hip teenagers, and tourists crowd in the flashing lights and pounding noise.
8. National Mall, Washington DC, USA
Millions of tourists from all over the world marvel at the monuments of the Washington DC Mall during hot and crowded days. However, a whole different dramatic effect is experienced when visiting DC at night. Since all the monuments are open 24-hours a day, you can stroll past the stoic memorials of the past in a tranquil and serene nighttime atmosphere far removed from the hustle and bustle of the day. While DC certainly has a reputation for crime, the National Mall is very safe – with patrolling security, joggers, and clusters of other nighttime tourists.
7. Las Ramblas, Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona’s main street, Las Ramblas, is full of life in the daytime but it is positively buzzing at night. As in most of Spain, as the sun goes down locals and tourists alike come out to eat (tapas are preferred), drink wine, and socialize well past midnight. A slow stroll the street will allow you to gaze at street performers, bargain with the vendors, or just sit and people watch with a cold glass of cava (Catalan white or pink sparkling wine).
6. Westminster Bridge, London, UK
The vibrancy and excitement of London is always present, but as the sun goes down it is easy to catch a more tranquil glimpse of London’s history, buildings, and people. Standing or strolling on Westminster Bridge at night allows you to gaze at the majestic Big Ben, the Palace of Westminster, the fluorescent London Eye, and the glimmering Thames.
5. Danube Promenade, Budapest, Hungary
Budapest’s magnificent buildings, bridges, and monuments are brilliantly illuminated at night, making the city appear even more spectacular than by day. As you walk the lively promenade marvel at the grandiose Parliament, Castle Hill, Erzsébet Bridge, Matthias Church, and the mighty Széchenyi Chain Bridge, and fall in love with this city as the lights reflect in the dark waters of the Danube.
4. Top of the Rock, New York City, NY, USA
The Top of the Rock offers unrivaled panoramic views of the City That Never Sleeps. While the Observatory at the Empire State Building is usually proclaimed as the best place to look down on New York’s lively nighttime streets but two things set the Top of the Rock a part:
- The glass windows on the 69th floor and the unobstructed views from the 70th floor make both viewing and picture taking a lot easier than the cage-like observatory at the Empire State Building
- The Empire State Building is in itself one of the prettiest nighttime buildings in New York, and the Top of the Rock offers unobstructed views of this dominating building of the New York nightscape.
3. Victoria Peak, Hong Kong, China
High above Hong Kong Island on the ‘Back of the Dragon’, Victoria Peak is the City of Life’s premier visitor attraction, providing magnificent harbor and city views both at day and in the night. For the best of both worlds plan on arriving late afternoon and staying into dusk and beyond. This enables you to experience the dazzling and chaotic panorama of Hong Kong Island, the harbor, Kowloon and the hills beyond. Later, as the sun sets, the Hong Kong skyline comes to life with a neon glow that is only enhanced by fog and low-lying clouds. What’s more, The Peak offers visitors a multitude of fantastic entertainment, dining and shopping options long into the evening.
2. Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
The Eiffel Tower is the single most visited paid monument in the world, with millions of people ascending it each year. While the lines may stretch for hours during the day, with nightfall the crowds wane and the City of Lights shine its true potential. Visiting the Tower at night gives breath-taking views of Paris’ lightscape, of lit up bridges, palaces, churches, and monuments, of the evening cruises on the Seine, and not the least the Tower itself. After dark, the entire tower is cloaked in the warm glow of 336 light projectors and 20,000 sparkling strobe lights, creating a serene nighttime ambiance.The Eiffel Tower is open every day, all year long –until late hours of the night (either 11:45 pm or 12:45 am – depending on the season).
1. The Strip, Las Vegas, NV, USA
As you crest the ridge on the I-15 from Los Angeles, Las Vegas lights up like an oasis on steroids. The Las Vegas Strip comes alive at night as millions of neon lights illuminate the highlights of Vegas including the synchronized fountain outside of Bellagio, the world’s most powerful beam of light a 315,000-watt ray that rises into the sky from the top of the Luxor Hotel, and Planet Hollywood.
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