Ubud, Bali Among 25 Best Global Cities

Travel + Leisure has published its 2023 list of “25 Favorite Cities in the World,” selecting cities on 5 out of 7 continents the publication’s readers voted as the cities they most love to visit.

Readers were asked to rate destinations based on the following criteria:

  • Sites and landmarks
  • Culture
  • Food
  • Friendliness
  • Shopping
  • Value for Money

Ubud, the central Balinese village, secured the #4 ranking (91.73 points) among T+L’s 25 Best that cited as: “…An inland Balinese city surrounded by jungle. One reader described their vacation highlights: “swinging over rice terraces, riding elephants, chasing waterfalls, taking pictures with monkeys, shopping at both market stalls and high-end stores, beautiful restaurants (Cafe Lotus at night is special), cheap massages, and hotels with stunning scenery.” 

Here’s the list of T+L’s 25 Favorite Cities:

  1. Oaxaca, Mexico
  2. Udaipur, India
  3. Kyoto, Japan
  4. Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
  5. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
  6. Mexico City, Mexico
  7. Tokyo, Japan
  8.  Istanbul, Turkey
  9.  Bangkok, Thailand
  10.  Mumbai, India
  11.  Chang Mai, Thailand
  12.  Florence, Italy
  13.  Luang Prabang, Laos
  14.  Marrakesh, Morocco
  15.  Rome, Italy
  16.  Merida, Mexico
  17.  Siem Reap, Cambodia
  18.  Singapore
  19.  Charleston, South Caroline, USA
  20.  Lisbon, Portugal
  21.  Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
  22.  Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
  23.  Guadalajara, Mexico
  24.  Port, Portugal
  25.  Osaka, Japan

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