Lonely Planet’s The Cities Book: A Journey Through the Best Cities in the World is back in a new and fully updated second edition.

This book does capture some of the most unique cites that every traveller would want to visit and in this encyclopaedic hardback tome explores 200 of the world’s most dynamic cities with insight and inspiration, illustrated with 750 awe-inspiring photographs.

BANGKOK APRIL 13: Wooden boats busy ferrying people at Amphawa floating market on April 13, 2011 in Bangkok. A traditional popular method of buying and selling still practiced in Amphawa canals of Thailand.

Looking down at Beirut Lebanon in the Pigeon Rocks (Raouche) area.

With The Cities Book, readers will learn what’s at the heart of each city, with essential information, background and planning advice, including its anatomy and people, best time to go, imports and exports, as well as its strengths and weaknesses; movies it’s been featured in; where to shop, experience nightlife, watch shows and more.

To get travellers inspired, The Cities Book also includes top five best cities for bookworms, LGBT travellers, skylines, art galleries, coffee, museums, accessibility, cycling, architecture, wine, music and more.

Po-i-Kalyan Islamic monument in Bukhara, Uzbekistan

The Cities Book is a world tour from city to city, coast to coast, spanning the globe from cities located at the southernmost tip of South America (Ushuaia) to the remote country of Mongolia (Ulaanbaatar), creating a rich tapestry of cultures, sights and community.

Yoshinoyama, Nara, Japan at twilight during the spring.

A panoramic view of Split from the cathedral campanile.

This is quiet a big book and the photography draws you in and for each city it will give you all the facts you need to explore more to plan a trip to some places I now have on bucket list.

The Cities Book (2nd edition)
Published 1 November 2017 / 424pp, full colour / AUD $80

Looking Over Edinburgh Old Town To Arthurs Seat

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