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10 international cities with stunning skylines

By: Josh Lew on June 5, 2013, 12:28 p.m.
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Sydney

Sydney might not have the densest concentration of skyscrapers, but it certainly has one of the world's most easily recognizable skylines, thanks to its distinctive harbor and unique buildings like the Sydney Opera House. Sydney also has a diverse selection of easily accessible ground-level lookout spots. The Balls Head and Larkin Street Lookouts provide uncrowded vantage points for viewing the harbor and the downtown skyline. 

For people who want to focus on the famous Sydney Bridge and the Opera House, the best place to take some postcard-worthy snapshots is Mrs. Macquarie's Point. For those seeking a little more altitude, the Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck provides 365-degree views of this Australian city's skyline. For people without a fear of heights, there is also a 45-minute tethered “skywalk” around the turret of the Sydney Tower.