TOP 7 most beautiful cities on the canalsBy Vika https://pictolic.com/en/article/top-7-most-beautiful-cities-on-the-canals
Many cities of the world, not only the famous Venice, are located on water channels. Once a location of great strategic importance for trade, today it is a charming tourist destination that attracts thousands of travelers who want to spend their holidays in an unusual setting. See the TOP 7 most beautiful cities on the channels, which are definitely worth a visit.
1. Among the cities located on the canals, Venice is invariably the most popular and frequently visited. The canals give the city some special, unique climate. While exploring the city on a gondola, you can enjoy the beauty of ancient architectural monuments to the soothing sounds of splashing water. (Photo: David Ruiz Luna/flickr.com).
2. Recently, regattas have been held in Venice very often. So the city authorities want to perpetuate the fact that the city owes its prosperity to water crossings. (Photo: Shutterstock).
3. St. Petersburg is famous not only for its white nights but also for its unusual location. The city, located on more than 100 islands, the Neva River and its tributaries, as well as small rivers and numerous canals, give a special charm. It is not surprising that boat trips along the rivers and canals of the city have become very popular among tourists. A great way to enjoy the wonderful views of St. Petersburg will be a trip along the Neva on the Maximus motor ship. (Photo: hannu & hannele/flickr.com).
4. The water surface of St. Petersburg is almost 7 percent of the area. And the impressive and majestic bridges connecting the islands are real works of art. (Photo: Shutterstock).
5. Copenhagen is another canal city. One of the most popular places in Copenhagen nowadays is Nyhavn, or the New Port. Life here does not stop for a minute. (Photo: frasse21/flickr.com).
6. During the day, crowds of tourists visit the trendy Nyhavn district of Copenhagen to see the famous houses with colorful facades, and admire one of the world's longest artificial canals and huge sailing ships moored off its shore. At night, travelers and residents of the city indulge in unbridled fun here in various clubs. (Photo: Shutterstock).
7. Amsterdam is the second most famous canal city in the world after Venice, which is literally cut up and down by them. The canals give the city a soulful, informal atmosphere, and are beautifully combined with the beautiful stone buildings along them. (Photo: Adam Smok/flickr.com).
8. The most romantic place for dinner for two in Amsterdam is a barge or a boat. While strolling along the canals, it is also worth visiting the Old City and the amazing art district of Jordan. (Photo: Shutterstock).
9. Bangkok. A great way to explore Bangkok is to take a cruise along its rivers and canals. During such an excursion, you can see all the unusualness of the capital of Thailand, in which monumental temples and traditional buildings with "falling" roofs are located next to skyscrapers. (Photo: Kenny Teo (zoompict)/flickr.com).
10. Ruea Hang Yao trips are very popular among tourists in Bangkok - long-tail boats that can sail even through the narrowest canals of the city. Another symbol of Bangkok is the "floating markets" or "Floating Markets", where you can buy local delicacies - vegetables, seafood, and spices, as well as original Thai dishes. (Photo: Shutterstock).
11. The city of Suzhou, almost half of which is covered with water, is called the "Venice of the East." Water channels run parallel along almost all narrow sidewalks. From the boat, you can admire the beautiful city, which has been an important economic and cultural center of China for centuries. (Photo: _chrisUK/flickr.com).
12. Thanks to the silk trade, Suzhou became a prosperous and very wealthy city. The money earned by the authorities was invested in architecture and beautiful gardens, which in turn became the main tourist attraction of the city, attracting thousands of travelers from all over the world. (Photo: Shutterstock).
13. Annecy is the Venice of the Alps. This small town in the south of France boasts charming canals, beautiful architecture and monuments, a wonderful historic center, and an amazing castle. (Photo: fede_gen88/flickr.com).
14. Annecy is also worth a visit due to its fantastic location. On the one hand, the city is surrounded by mountains, on the other, it adjoins directly to the lake. (Photo: Eduardo Valdivia/flickr.com).