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10 international cities with stunning skylines

By: Josh Lew on June 5, 2013, 12:28 p.m.
The Hong Kong skyline at night

Photo: tommy@chau [CC by 2.0]/Flickr

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The view from above

There is something special about looking out at the skyline of a large city — something magical about seeing the buzzing streets, bright lights and beautiful architecture from afar.

Most major cities have a few urban overlooks and skyscraper-top observation decks, but there are a handful of metropolises where you could make a full itinerary of overlook points, observation towers, revolving restaurants, rooftops and sky bars.

Here are 10 cities with the most accessible views and the most beautiful skylines.