It will surprise many that Hong Kong is not all buildings and streets. Not far from the center of this bustling metropolis is one of the preeminent nature preserves on the planet.
Chicago is hugely popular among tourists for great buildings, restaurants and shopping. But one of the chief attractions, for both locals and visitors, remains the Brookfield Zoo.
Not the tallest building in Chicago, but surely one of the finest anywhere. With its distinctive twin aerials on top and X-shaped braces along the facade, this slightly trapezoidal 100-story building is an architectural marvel.
A mile of shopping! Now that's something to set the heart a flutter. But the excitement doesn't stop there, because this famed area has much, much more to offer.
Whether you want to ride a ferris wheel or lean toward seeing some Shakespeare, Navy Pier has every kind of enjoyment you can imagine. Open to the public since 1916, the area was revitalized in 1995.
With over 500 parks to choose from in the Windy City you may have trouble deciding which to visit. But some of the major ones have gained their reputations from all the things they offer visitors.
Sited at the shore of Lake Michigan, the John G. Shedd Aquarium is widely acknowledged to be among the world's finest. Home to more than 650 species of fish, reptile, amphibians, birds and mammals, they have over 8,000 individual animals from around the world.
Housed in an 1893 building erected as part of the World's Fair, The Art Institute of Chicago is one of the country's preeminent schools and museums.
Founded in 1893 as the Columbian Museum, this treasure trove of archaeological artifacts is one of the world's preeminent institutions. With a library of more than 250,000 volumes and millions of stored objects, it is a world class center of learning about the history of mankind.
Frank Lloyd Wright is justly regarded as one of the greatest architects in history. But it wasn't always so. Early in his career, as with most artists, he struggled for recognition and commercial success.