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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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Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur's skyline might not be as dense as, say, Tokyo's, but it does have more greenery than most other major Asian mega-cities. Few buildings in the world dominate a city's skyline like Kuala Lumpur’s Petronas Towers. A skybridge that stretches between the two towers is an unusual (and slightly thrilling) place to catch glimpses of the surrounding urban/tropical landscapes. An observation deck on the 82nd floor can also be on the agenda of a visit to these side-by-side skyscrapers. Of course, the biggest drawback is that you can't see towers themselves when you are standing on or in between them. 

The KL Tower is another Malaysian landmark. Though it is not as tall as the Petronas Towers, it sits on a hill and actually offers a more panoramic view of the city. The Kuala Lumpur City Center Park features some great vantage points from which to see the skyline at ground level. With green surroundings and a fountain that is illuminated at night, this park is one of the more pleasant places in the city, even without panoramic views.