Waterfront cities: where to go this summer

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Waterfront cities

Are you looking for something truly unique and picturesque? We'll tell you where to spend your vacation below.

Bruges, Belgium

A corner of medieval Europe. The city is often compared to the "Venice of the North" (Amsterdam) because they have similar canal systems. The locals consider the Groenerei to be the most romantic waterway.

Be sure to take a boat tour to see the neighborhood from a different perspective. In summer, there are a lot of tourists here. Therefore, we recommend that you carefully plan your routes to avoid the crowds.

Among the main attractions is Grote Markt, the main square with the majestic Belfort and the bell tower that rises above the province. Be sure to visit the Basilica of the Holy Blood. A valuable relic is kept here: an ampoule with the blood of Jesus Christ.

Waterfront cities: where to go this summer

Bangkok, Thailand

A vibrant metropolis with waterways. Most often, they are used by farmers, fishermen, and tourists who get to the right place with the help of long kayaks. To see the sights, we recommend taking a tour of the Saen Saeb. The canal stretches for 18 kilometers.

Be sure to visit the local floating market. It sells fresh fruits, vegetables and a variety of dishes. To better understand the history and culture of the country, we recommend going to the National Museum. The exhibition hall has many artifacts and works of art.

Waterfront cities: where to go this summer

Tigre, Argentina

The town is located in the Parana River delta. There are many rowing schools and sports clubs here. The embankments are equipped with handrails and flashlights. Therefore, it is safe to walk here at night.

To fully explore the Tigre, we recommend booking a boat tour. You can also visit the numerous markets where you can buy local handicrafts, fresh produce, and souvenirs. One of the most famous markets is Puerto de Frutos.

For families with children, Costa Park, the largest entertainment location in Argentina, is perfect. It has everything from extreme slides to calm carousels.

Annecy, France

The province is located in the heart of the French Alps. It is famous for its crystal clear lakes and ancient architecture. As soon as the sun's rays touch the water in the canals, the reservoir turns blue-green. On the shores there are restaurants where you can try local fish.

Don't miss the Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille, which was built on an island in the middle of the waterway. Also, visit the castle of the same name, which proudly rises above the area.

And be sure to go to the local lake. Here you can go boating or swimming. Its scale is impressive. Just imagine: the area of the reservoir reaches 14.6 by 3.2 kilometers.

Giethoorn, the Netherlands

Located not far from Amsterdam. Back in the XII century, farmers built waterways here to improve trade. The province is perfect for those who need a relaxing vacation. Wooden bridges and flowering gardens create an atmosphere of harmony and tranquility. There are no regular roads here: everyone travels by boat or bicycle.

To learn about the history and traditions of the settlement, head to the Museum Giethoorn 't Olde Maat Uus. You can see unique collections of minerals and gems at the Museum De Oude Aarde.

Be sure to have lunch at local restaurants located near the water. We recommend visiting De Eetkamer van Giethoorn or Grand Canal Boutique Hotel.

Waterfront cities: where to go this summer

El Gouna, Egypt

A modern resort on the Red Sea coast. It is famous for its unique system of canals and lagoons. Some hotels have their own berths, so tourists can conveniently travel by boat. It is also a real paradise for water sports enthusiasts: there is diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, etc.

Clean and large beaches prevail here. The embankments are ideal for families with children as the entrance to the sea is gentle and the shallow water reaches 500-600 meters. By the way, an observatory has been built on the central island of Kafr, where you can look at the starry sky. Be sure to go there if you have a chance.

Stockholm, Sweden

The capital is located on the eastern shore of Lake Melaren. The government and parliament are located here. The archipelago consists of more than 30,000 islands. Therefore, you can safely go on a trip by boat or ferry.

We recommend visiting the Royal Palace, one of the largest residences in the world. Check out St. Nicholas Cathedral, where important ceremonies take place, too. And also visit the first open-air historical museum on Earth, Skansen.

Waterfront cities: where to go this summer

Picturesque waterfront cities are waiting for you. It's time to go on vacation!

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