The 4 Best Towers To Scale, On The Planet

Monday, May 22, 2017
Wherever you’re lucky enough to visit in the world; you’re not going to get a better view of the place, than from up high. The following are some of the world’s tallest buildings, and they just so happen to reside in beautiful destinations too (so don’t worry if you have a fear of heights; there’ll be plenty to do around these impressive landmarks).


Sat proudly in downtown Toronto is the CN Tower. At 1815 ft high, it’ slim figure looms over the vibrant city with force. In the 360 degrees pod, near the top of the tower, is a restaurant; so if you want your dinner with an unparalleled view of Toronto, then you need to make a reservation. It will be an ever-changing view too, as the restaurant continues to slowly revolve throughout the day and evening, ensuring you’ll find Toronto’s best angle for your Instagram. To make a reservation, or to peruse the cuisine on offer, take a look here. If you’re not feeling peckish, but fancy an adrenalin-packed experience to tick off your bucket list; then you can book to do the EdgeWalk, a hands-free walk around the roof of the pod, above the restaurant. This might not be a fun experience in gale force winds!

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The Sydney Tower Eye is the city’s classic landmark, and can be seen for miles around; including the famous Sydney Harbor, meaning that if you don’t want to travel up the 1014 ft beacon, you can get a beautiful view of it from elsewhere on your travels. Similar to the CN Tower in Toronto, the Sydney structure offers and 360-degree revolving restaurant; which provides a large selection of food in a buffet style, ensuring there’ll be something to suit anyone’s palate. There’s the infamous Skywalk available to eager visitors, which gives unparalleled views of the city and surrounding suburbs; on a clear day (Sydney weather shouldn’t let you down) you’ll have a breathtaking experience. The tower is also situated in the heart of the Westfield shopping center, which offers a shopping encounter for every budget, along with a large food hall to keep you fueled for your busy day out.

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The Shanghai Tower is a force to be reckoned with, stood at 2073 ft tall, it makes a powerful addition to the Shanghai skyline. You might have to spend a while in the elevator traveling up to the observation floor, so grab breakfast early in your Shanghai hotel, and go and enjoy the views from China’s tallest skyscraper (literally, high praise indeed). By using wind turbines, and collecting rainwater, the Tower claims to be an energy-efficient skyscraper; you’ll be able to discover more about the running of the building once inside and can make that decision for yourself.

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The Burj Khalifa is a sightseeing experience not to be missed if you’re visiting Dubai. Visiting the highest viewing deck allows you to see Dubai from a whole different angle (looking down on it; instead of up all the time!). People often say it’s worth traveling up to see the view at night time when Dubai is lit-up and glistening; surely this would make one of your most memorable travel experiences.


  1. These 4 towers are on my bucket list and I hope to get to Toronto and Seattle within the next few years. I've been wanting to travel to Canada! The tallest building I ever went to the top of was the Twin Towers and Empire State Building.

  2. Wow, all of these destinations look spectacular. I would probably be able to travel to the ones in North America. I will definitely put these on my bucket list. Thanks!

  3. Oh, my...this girl is not a fan of heights, but I bet my husband would love to see the world from up there! These towers are amazing!

  4. Wow, that one in Dubai is super cool. Although I am not a fan of heights, I would have to admire from below. ;)

  5. I have been at the Toronto one, the other ones are on my bucket list. I really need to start planing more trips so I can visit these amazing places. I love heights and being able to take amazing pictures from tall buildings. Thank you for sharing

  6. I can only tick off the CN Tower off my list! I have been up there so many times. Every family comes to visit from Italy we do a weekend tour of Niagara and Toronto!

  7. Okay, when you said "scale," I thought you meant like climb the outside of them to the top. We're not doing that, are we? I'd pass out! LOL! I'm afraid of heights, but I could handle being inside the buildings and seeing the view from safely behind plenty of steel and glass. Those are amazing buildings!

  8. My goodness, I can't believe how high all of the towers are! I'm deathly afraid of heights, so I'm not sure I'd be brave enough to go all the way to the top. My husband on the other hand, would in a heartbeat. I'll have to show him your post, he's an engineer and really into cool buildings like this!


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