TOP CITY KYOTO
The days of the classic South-east Asian hubs – Hoi An, Luang Prabang and Bagan – bestriding your favourite cities list seem to have passed. You have to head further east to find your top dog – Kyoto, also 2017’s winner. Its peek into Japan’s past, geisha culture and ancient shrines have enticed you again.
From our point of view, it’s always interesting to see the changing waves of ‘in vogue’ cities and this year’s list features a marked dose of European influence. You were charmed by the milky-blue canals of second-placed Venice, while the future’s orange for Seville, which you scored into third. New faces include the Croatian walled city of Dubrovnik, seemingly still riding the hype as its Game of Thrones alias King’s Landing.
Further down the list, former-serial winner Luang Prabang nudges into ninth, while Boston’s mix of revolution and evolution has caught your attention – a nice touch five years after the horrors of the marathon bombing. RANKING % 1 Kyoto 97.50% 2 Venice 94.40% 3 Seville 94.15% 4 Budapest 93.94% 5= Dubrovnik 93.33% 5= Moscow 93.33% 7 Boston 93.08% 8 Sydney 92.94% 9 Luang Prabang 92.80% 10 Vancouver 92.59%