爱思英语编者按:喜大普奔!在距2015年不到两个月的日子里,被广大驴友们奉为圣经的孤独星球手册上新了,这一次星球君又为我们推荐了那些最佳目的地呢?宅不住的小编带大家先睹为快! 2015 travel preview
Good news travelers! While there are still two months until we welcome a new year, well-known travel guide publisher Lonely Planet has issued its top 10 cities to visit in 2015. Some of the selections are home to big events, and others are relatively unknown, but all are worthy of an adventure.
Here is a glimpse at some of the best places you can visit. Find your favorite and put it on your travel list for next year.
27.jpg Washington, DC
Rank: 1
Attraction: History in the making
From the Washington Monument and John F. Kennedy Center all the way to Capitol Hill, the vigor of the US’ capital city is just as strong in real life as it is in House of Cards. The year 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, and a series of special events will be held to commemorate the occasion. Lincoln’s famous top hat, the pistol that fired the deadly shot, and other artifacts from that fateful day will be on display.
28.jpg Milan, Italy
Rank: 3
Attraction: A cradle of fine dining and culture
If you are a gastronome, don’t miss Milan in 2015. Expo 2015 will be held between May and October, and the focus is on food.
The 1.1-square-kilometer fairgrounds will be laid out like a classical Roman city, with symmetrical avenues, a canal, and a huge artificial lake surrounded by pavilions. You can explore the food district, watch cooking demos, wander a plaza full of street musicians and dance performers, or indulge in nighttime wine-tasting.
29.jpg Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Rank: 6
Attraction: Architectural gems emerge after 800 years
Nestled behind Bulgaria’s dramatic Rhodope Mountains and filled with historical treasures by the thousand, Plovdiv is one of Europe’s most beautiful old towns. In recent years, it was transformed into a spirited modern city with charming cobblestoned streets, delicately painted houses, craft markets and quirky museums.
Colorful landmarks like St Nedelya’s bell tower contrast against Brutalist creations like the central post office. Apart from cultural sites, you can explore the Asen’s Fortress, a Thracian outpost perched above jagged valleys.
30.jpg Salisbury, UK
Rank: 7
Attraction: The Magna Carta’s 800th anniversary
For too long Salisbury has been considered a short stop on the way to Stonehenge. But 2015 is set to be the year visitors linger in this city as it marks the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, (Latin for “Great Charter”), which limited royal power and established the rights of common people. The highlight for the celebrations will be Salisbury Cathedral, whose Chapter House holds the Magna Carta. A brand new exhibition will launch in the Chapter House, alongside an array of talks, evensongs, and a flower festival.
31.jpg Chennai, India
Rank: 9
Attraction: Discover India’s other megacity
While travelers rave about Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata, Chennai has always been an overlooked Indian megacity. But in 2015, the opening of the Chennai Metro Rail will make it a worthwhile stop. Chennai Metro Rail is the first integrated mass transit system in India, and it will transform the experience of exploring this humid city. Must-see destinations include: Dravidian temples, institutes for Indian classical dance, British-era fortifications and churches.