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Traveling the world is an enriching experience that allows you to immerse yourself in different cultures, traditions, and histories. While there are countless incredible cities to explore, here are three that stand out as particularly cool and unique: Jeddah, Seoul and Marrakesh. Each of these cities offers a distinct charm, a treasure trove of attractions, and an unforgettable experience waiting for travelers to discover.

  1. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Jeddah, often referred to as the “Gateway to Mecca”, is a city that seamlessly blends modernity with tradition. One of the main reasons to visit Jeddah is its stunning location on the Red Sea coast. The city boasts beautiful beaches where you can relax and enjoy the soothing sound of the waves. Don’t miss a visit to the iconic King Fahd Fountain, which shoots water over 300 meters into the air, creating a mesmerizing spectacle during the evening.

Jeddah is also a hub for art and culture and will soon host the world’s highest skyscraper, the Kingdom Jeddah Tower. The historic district of Al-Balad is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, characterized by its intricate wooden balconies and traditional architecture. Explore the bustling markets in the area, where you can shop for local crafts, spices, and jewelry. The Jeddah Corniche, a picturesque waterfront promenade, offers breathtaking views of the Red Sea and is a perfect spot for a leisurely stroll or a bike ride.

  1. Seoul, South Korea

Seoul, the vibrant capital of South Korea, is a city where the past and present coexist harmoniously. One of the reasons Seoul is worth visiting is its rich cultural heritage. Explore the ancient palaces, such as Gyeongbokgung and Changdeokgung, where you can witness traditional Korean architecture and changing of the guard ceremonies. For a taste of modernity, head to the bustling neighborhoods of Gangnam and Myeongdong, known for their high-end shopping, vibrant street food scene, and trendy cafes. Seoul Tower, perched atop Namsan Mountain, offers panoramic views of the cityscape and is especially captivating at sunset.

Korean cuisine is a highlight of any visit to Seoul. Be sure to try classics like bibimbap, bulgogi, and kimchi, as well as street food specialties like tteokbokki (spicy rice cakes) and hotteok (sweet pancakes). If you’re interested in pop culture, explore the world of K-pop in the entertainment districts of Hongdae and Apgujeong, where you might even catch a live performance or two.

  1. Marrakesh, Morocco

Marrakesh, the jewel of Morocco, is a city that transports you to another world with its exotic charm and vibrant atmosphere. The city’s medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a labyrinth of narrow streets, bustling souks, and stunning riads (traditional Moroccan houses). Wander through the medina and you’ll encounter iconic landmarks like the Koutoubia Mosque and the Bahia Palace.

A visit to the Jardin Majorelle is a must. This enchanting garden, designed by French painter Jacques Majorelle, is a serene oasis featuring vibrant blue buildings, lush plants, and a unique collection of cacti. The bustling Jemaa el-Fnaa square comes alive at night with street performers, food stalls, and a captivating energy that’s hard to replicate anywhere else. Marrakesh also offers the opportunity to explore the stunning Atlas Mountains, just a short drive away. Adventure seekers can embark on hiking and trekking excursions, while those seeking relaxation can unwind at luxurious desert resorts.

In conclusion, these three cool and unique cities offer travelers a diverse range of experiences. Whether you’re captivated by the modernity of Jeddah by the Red Sea, the blend of tradition and modernity in Seoul, or the exotic charm of Marrakesh in North Africa, these cities promise unforgettable adventures.

 

Kokou Adzo is the editor and author of Startup.info. He is passionate about business and tech, and brings you the latest Startup news and information. He graduated from university of Siena (Italy) and Rennes (France) in Communications and Political Science with a Master's Degree. He manages the editorial operations at Startup.info.

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