Monday, May 2, 2016

Top 7 Cities by 2025

On 29th of April CNN published an article about seven cities that will be very rich in 10 years claiming that these cities will be among the top 10 richest by 2025. Here in this post I reposted the article (with some addition of attraction of such places) as 'Top 7 Richest Cities by 2025' . These locations can be the next travel destination specially for lavish and business travelers.

1.Doha - Quatar
Qatar's Doha is predicted to be one of the rising stars in terms of per capita GDP. The country is already among the richest in the world, and huge investments ahead of the 2022 Soccer World Cup are set to give it extra boost.

Doha Attractions:
  • Museum of Islamic Art
  • Souq Waqif Market
  • Barzan Tower
  • Camel Racetrack at Shahhaniya
  • Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum
  • The Pearl-Qatar
  • Katara Cultural Village
  • Doha Chroniche

2.Bergen - Norway
Bergen is the second most populous city in Norway.
It is already at the forefront of the country's economy, but McKinsey's researchers predict it will rise to become one of the richest cities globally. It serves as the hub for Norway's energy industry, shipping, and marine research.

Bergen Attractions:
  • Bryggen 
  • Floibanen Railway 
  • Bergen cathedral 
  • Market Square 
  • Bergenhus Fortress 
  • Bergen International Festival (On May) 
  • Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf 
  • Kode museums 
  • Norwegian Fjords 

3.Trondheim - Norway
Another Norwegian city on the list, Trondheim is the birthplace of mobile tech. It is where the GSM standard was invented in the 1980s.
Since then, the local tech scene has been booming, and now boasts over 550 startups with more than 10,000 employees, according to officials.

Trondheim attractions:
  • Nidaros Cathedral 
  • Olav Tryggvason Column 
  • Museum of Applied Art 
  • Olav's Church (ruin) 
  • Royal Society of Sciences 
  • Hurtigrute landing-stage 
  • Stiftsgarden 
  • Trondheim Harbor 
  • Kristiansten Fort 

4.Hwaseong - South Korea
Hwaseong, although not widely known outside South Korea, is a booming city south of Seoul. It's home to the global research facilities of Hyundai (HYMTF) and Samsung (SSNLF), as well as flagship plants for Kia and LG Electronics.
The city is investing heavily in new residential real estate in the super modern Dongtan district.

Hwaseong Attractions: 
  • Hwaseong Fortress 
  • Korean Folk Village 
  • Yungneung Park 
  • Yongjusa Temple 
  • Jebudo Island 
  • Yonjusa Hyohaeng Museum 
  • Paldalmun and Seonam Gangu Point 
  • UriKkot Botanical Garden 

5.Asan - South Korea
Like its neighbor Hwaseong, Asan is home to several large industrial complexes.
It also benefits from being near the port of Pyeongtaek, which is the closest port to east China, and a global shipping hub.

Asan Attractions:
  • Mt. Yeonginsan and Forest area
  • Hyeonchungsa Shrine
  • Onyang Folk Museum
  • Oeam Folk Village
  • Onyangoncheon Traditional Market
  • PinnacleLand
  • Bonggoksa Temple

6.Rhine Ruhr - Germany
Rhine Ruhrhr is already one of the most successful urban areas in Germany. It's the third largest in Europe, trailing only Paris and London.
Many powerhouses of German industry and finance are based in the region, including 12 Fortune 500 companies.

Rhine Ruhr Attractions:
  • Gasometer OberHausen
  • Rhein-Ruhr-Zentrum
  • Hansa Coking Plant
  • MuGa Park
  • Golfclub Mulheim an der Ruhr
  • Deutches Bergbau Museum
  • Zollverein
  • Berne Park
  • Tetraeder Bottrop
  • Landschaftpark Duisburg- Nord

7. Macau - China
Macau is an example of how quickly things can change. Tipped to become one of the 10 richest cities in the world by 2025, Macau suffered a huge recession at the end of last year.
Its economy slumped 17% after an anti-corruption drive hurt Macau's casinos, the main driver of the territory's economy. Growth is expected to return next year, but experts say Macau must find other sources of income to recover its momentum.

Macau Attractions:
  • The Ruins of St. Paul Church
  • Macau Tower Convention & Entertainment Centre 
  • Casino at Venetian Macao 
  • Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Senado Square
  • Old Taipa Village
  • The House of Dancing Water
  • Historic Centre of Macau