A capital city is usually the best encapsulation of everything that a country has to offer in terms of its culture, history, and sights. That being said, not every capital city gets the credit it deserves in terms of what it can offer.
If you’re a keen explorer then you might have visited destinations such as London, Paris, and New York City before, but there might be plenty of places you’ve yet to see.
The three capital cities in this article are well worth visiting on your future travels.
Ireland is a small but incredibly beautiful country. There are plenty of hidden gems lurking in every nook and cranny of this tiny island. And with Dublin now a major international travel hub, you should probably begin your journey by visiting the capital.
There’s a reason that this city is drawing tourists from all over the world. It has a lot to offer.
In terms of art, the city is the home of many world-famous writers such as Oscar Wilde and Bram Stoker. There are also plenty of fantastic galleries showcasing fantastic Irish art pieces.
You should definitely check out the Irish Museum of Modern Art and the National Gallery. And when it comes to pubs, which are the big attraction for many tourists in Dublin, you should head to St. Stephen’s Green and Grafton Street for the best spots.
The nightlife in the capital city is booming.
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Another destination well worth visiting is Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.
Usually, Dubai is the city that draws tourists from across the globe because it has spectacular skyscrapers and amazing sightseeing opportunities.
Abu Dhabi often falls by the wayside, but the capital is a beautiful place to visit too.
You should start by visiting the Heritage Village if you want to get a feel for the history of this incredible city. You’ll learn about Bedouin life and see remnants of old houses in this area. You should definitely take the opportunity to learn about the culture of this country whilst you’re in the UAE.
Abu Dhabi is a city that offers the most opportunities to truly do that.
We’ve definitely mentioned 3 very different cities from 3 very different parts of the world. The final suggestion on this list is Tokyo in Japan.
This capital city is a vast, modern, and incredibly unique place. It’s the heart of technological development, cultural history, and fascinating sights in Japan. And not just that, because Tokyo is the best city to visit when you travel with kids.
You should try to catch one of the wonderful cherry blossom festivals whilst you’re in the city. Cherry blossom trees are iconic in Japan, they mark the end of winter and the start of spring.
Head to either Ueno Onshi Park or Asukayama Park to attend one of the fantastic festivals that celebrates these stunning trees. Obviously, you’ll need to head there at springtime.
You should also head to the Meiji Shrine in Shibuya to learn a little something about the cultural history of Japan. This is a shrine to Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken. It’s also a very popular temple for its astounding architecture and its wonderful natural setting.
Tokyo has more to offer than just high-rise buildings.