03/27/2014 07:00 am ET Updated Mar 28, 2014

These Stunning City Skylines Will Give You Another Reason To Travel The World, Right Now

Last week, we pulled together several beautiful U.S. city skylines for your viewing pleasure. And because you can never have too much of a good thing, particularly when that "thing" is an unbelievable city view, we thought an international version could help you plan for next trip to a bustling metropolis.

When considering the most hypnotizing city skylines from around the globe, three things must be noted: Asia surpasses everyone when it comes to architecture and urban landscaping, "concrete jungles" can actually be breathtaking and nothing will awaken your wanderlust more than marveling at these incredible man-made horizons:

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Photograph Buenos Aires by Kevin Allekotte on 500px

A sepia-toned night showcases Buenos Aires' sparse yet enchanting skyline. Where does the city end, where does it begin? Only one way to find out... Photo by Kevin Allekotte via 500px.

Chongqing, China

Photograph 陈旻 仲夏的渝中半岛 by min chen on 500px

You know it's a good one when you're seeing double. Photo by Min Chen via 500px.

Toronto, Canada

Photograph The Love'll Never Sever by Neil Ta on 500px

Not bad, eh? You're staring at the world's highest wine cellar, located in the brightly lit CN Tower -- take it all in and maybe drop by for a glass. Photo by Neil Ta via 500px.

Tokyo, Japan

Photograph Fuji sunset - outside my window by Kevin Allekotte on 500px

That's Mount Fuji in the background. Just hanging out right there... Photo by Kevin Allekotte via 500px.

São Paulo, Brazil

Photograph Sao paulo by night by Jean-Clément Turblin on 500px

Buildings and smog for as far as the eye can see... and then some. Photo by Jean-Clément Turblin via 500px.

Jerusalem, Israel

Photograph Jerusalem of Gold by David  on 500px

The Dome of the Rock's reflection and the sunset backdrop make everything look like it's plated in GOLD. Photo by David via 500px.

Seoul, South Korea

Photograph Night At Seoul by Min Soo Kim on 500px

Cue Ellie Goulding's "Lights" and happy trancing to ya... Photo by Min Soo Kim via 500px.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Photograph Rio de Janeiro by Thanat Avit on 500px

The "marvelous city" surrounded by mountains, islands and sugar loaves. Photo by Thanat Avit via 500px.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Photograph Shrouded City by WK Cheoh on 500px

Beyond the clouds lies city skyline utopia. Photo by WK Cheoh via 500px.


Photograph Singapore Skyline by SooSing Goh on 500px

All black everything. Photo by SooSing Goh via 500px.

Shanghai, China

Photograph Shanghai Skyline at Sunset by David D on 500px

Welcome to the future, it looks a lot like China... but with hopefully less air pollution. Photo by David D via 500px.

Frankfurt, Germany

Photograph Skyline Frankfurt by Sven Kluegl on 500px

The fifth largest city in Germany is one for the books. Photo by Sven Klugel via 500px.

Jakarta, Indonesia

Photograph Jakarta Night View by Ismed Hasibuan on 500px

Jakarta's night view > Every other night view. Photo by Ismed Hasibuan via 500px.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Photograph Kuala Lumpur by Silentino Natti on 500px

Take a moment to appreciate the spectacular sight of the Petronas Twin Towers. Photo by Silentino Natti via 500px.

Hong Kong, China

Photograph The blue hour by Pcarbone Freelance Photographer on 500px

We're in the big leagues now... Photo by Pcarbone Freelance Photographer via 500px.

Sydney, Australia

Photograph Red Harbour Skies by Enrico Becker on 500px

From across Sydney's Red Harbour, we give you: PERFECTION. Note the world-renowned Opera House to the right side of the skyline. Photo by Enrico Becker via 500px.

Manila, The Philippines

Photograph Makati City in Twilight by Chairat Juengmongkolwong on 500px

A vanilla sky in Manila... sorry, had to. Also: THRILLA IN MANILA. Ok, stopping. Photo by Chairat Juengmongkolwong via 500px.

Panama City, Panama

Photograph Panama City skyline by Jim Nix on 500px

A city that looks like it's made almost entirely out of glass. Photo by Jim Nix via 500px.

Moscow, Russia

Photograph Permeated by The River by Sergey Alimov on 500px

Under the bridges and cruising down the yellow-lighted river we go. Photo by Sergey Alimov via 500px.

Bangkok, Thailand

Photograph Strom is coming in Bangkok by Prasit Rodphan on 500px

Looks like a beautiful storm is coming. Photo by Rasit Rodphan via 500px.

Mumbai, India

Photograph Across the lake by Fahim Sayed on 500px

If you didn't know, now you do... Photo by Fahim Sayed via 500px.

Istanbul, Turkey

Photograph Istanbul Skyline at Night by Pelin Genç on 500px

The Bosphorous Bridge lights up the night sky in Istanbul for an incredible view. Photo by Pelin Genç via 500px.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Photograph Abu Dhabi Skyline - Corniche Beach by Smithin Das on 500px

When it comes to big buildings, the Emirates know what they're doing. Photo by Smithin Das via 500px.

Osaka, Japan

Photograph Sleepless by LBG on 500px

Sleepless in Osaka... Photo by LBG via 500px.

Guangzhou, China

Photograph Guangzhou night view by Fedor Ivanenko on 500px

And here's China again, this time with their version of Emerald City... Photo by Fedor Ivanenko via 500px.


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