Perth makes New York Times’ Top 10 Places To Visit

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The New York Times has released its annual list of 52 Must-Visit Places, with Perth making it into the Top Ten.

The WA capital came in at number 9 and was the only Australian city to be included.

Other interesting international spots that made the grade include Cape Town, South Africa (#01), Christchurch, NZ (#02), the Albanian coastline (#04), Namibia, Africa (#06), and Quang Binh, Vietnam (#08).

The article highlights Perth’s knack for constantly transforming repurposed spaces into modish new social environments (egs: stables into The Stables Bar; printing press building into The Print Hall) while also praising the vintage boutique- and café-lined strips of inner-city suburbs like Mt Lawley, North Perth and Leederville.

While the New York Times also makes mention of the “new” Crown complex, strangely it doesn’t make mention the city’s bigger projects such as the billion-dollar overhaul of Chinatown, the ‘city within a city’ in the making at Elizabeth Quay, and the cultural hub that will be Kings Square – between the CBD and Northbridge.

Then again, it will give them bigger things to write about once each of these projects is complete.