London, August 1 ANI | 1 year ago

Kyoto, a city on Japan's Honshu island, has been named the 'World's Best City'.

Based on a survey by Travel + Leisure Magazine, Kyoto has replaced longtime winner Bangkok, which didn't make it in this year's top 10 list due to its recent political troubles, the CNN reported.

Despite repeat appearances in the number one spot, Thailand's capital was voted out by the readers as the city was placed under curfew earlier this year during a military coup.

While Kyoto which is famous for its ancient temples and spring cherry blossoms, has been praised for its "emerging style scene that's cutting edge".

Other cities that made it to the list of 'World's Best Cities 2014' are:

1. Kyoto, Japan

2. Charleston, South Carolina

3. Florence, Italy

4. Siem Reap, Cambodia

5. Rome

6. Istanbul

7. Seville, Spain

8. Barcelona

9. Mexico City

10. New Orleans

(Posted on 01-08-2014)

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