There is something about port cities that are truly inviting. The calming sound of the surf as it rushes towards the shore. The reflection of the city lights on the pristine waters and the waves that reflect the golden rays of the afternoon sun – these are but few of the scenes that make port cities a favorite among tourists.
The Brisbane River and the shores of Moreton Bay surround this capital of the state of Queensland in Australia. The Port of Brisbane is considered the 3rd most important port in Australia and is part of the Australia Trade Coast. The city is also popular because of the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art. The gallery houses some of the most well known examples of modern art in the country.
Located in the Dalmatia Region on the Ardiatic Sea, this Croatian City is also referred to as the “Pearl of the Adriatic”. The city is popular due to its well preserved beautiful churches, palaces, monasteries and fountains that are built with Baroque, Gothic and Renaissance architectural influences. The City is also considered among the top 10 medieval walled cities in the world.
Considered the Lion City, this sovereign city-state is among the most beautiful places to visit in South East Asia. The thriving city-state is well known for its arts and culture. The government of Singapore has been promoting the city-state to be the cosmopolitan gateway between the west and east. This is evidenced by the construction of the Esplanade – Theaters on the Bay, which has helped to make Singapore such a great place for those who are into performing arts.
Due to the vast improvement of the city-state, particularly its economy, Singapore is considered one of the Four Asian Tigers.
Considered one of the world’s largest ports, Rotterdam is also the second-largest city in the country of Netherlands. In Europe, the port of Rotterdam is considered the largest industrial and logistic hub.
For tourists, the cities museums are among the reasons why the port of Rotterdam is frequented. Rotterdam is also home to some of the most iconic buildings in the whole of Europe, such as the 186 meters tall Euromast and the tallest office building in Europe, the Maastoren.
Busan, South Korea
The metropolitan city of Busan is the second largest metropolis in South Korea, after Seoul. The Busan city port is the largest in South Korea and considered the fifth busiest port in the world. Busan is popular for its numerous department stores and discount stores. In fact, the city port is home to the largest department store in the world, the Shinsegae Centum City.
The Busan city port is also popular for its resorts, beaches and parks. Here you will find the Busan aquarium, the largest aquarium in all of South Korea. There are also plenty of major developments planned for the city as Busan will be the venue of the 2018 winter Olympics.