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9 of the world's most impressive city parks

By: Josh Lew on Aug. 8, 2012, 6:05 p.m.
People get away from the hustle and bustle of Paris in the Luxembourg Garden.

Photo: Yuri Turkov/Shutterstock

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Urban oases

Aside from a handful of world-famous greenspaces, most city parks are not on the tourist radar. Even so, many urban travelers end up stopping by a park during their trip. These natural spaces are the perfect antidote to that burned-out, overwhelmed feeling that comes from a day of sidewalk-trekking, line-waiting and sightseeing. Because of the peaceful vibe of many of these parks, they end up becoming a memorable part of many city vacations.

From Luxembourg Garden in Paris (pictured here) to Bangkok's Lumphini Park, here are nine big-city parks worth adding to your itinerary.