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The 15 best cities in the world, ranked

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    Travel + Leisure
    has released its annual "World's Best Awards" for 2019. 
  
  Hoi An, Vietnam, tops the list of the "World's Best Cities,"
  and three of the top five destinations
  are located in Mexico.
  
  Two US cities - Charleston, South Carolina, and Santa Fe, New
  Mexico - ranked amongst the top 16 cities in the world.
  
  
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  With its canal-laden Ancient Town and famous Japanese Covered
  Bridge, Hoi An has been named the best city in the world.

  Hoi An, located on Vietnam's central coast, topped Travel +
  Leisure's "World's Best Cities" 2019 list. San Miguel de
  Allende, Mexico, followed close behind at second on the list,
  while Chiang Mai, Thailand, took third.

  Three of the top five places on Travel + Leisure's list are
  cities located in Mexico, while two US destinations - Charleston,
  South Carolina, and Santa Fe, New Mexico - ranked among the top
  16 cities in the world.

  Check out the full ranking of the world's best places to visit
  below.

With its canal-laden Ancient Town and famous Japanese Covered Bridge, Hoi An has been named the best city in the world.

Hoi An, located on Vietnam's central coast, topped Travel + Leisure's "World's Best Cities" 2019 list. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, followed close behind at second on the list, while Chiang Mai, Thailand, took third.

Three of the top five places on Travel + Leisure's list are cities located in Mexico, while two US destinations - Charleston, South Carolina, and Santa Fe, New Mexico - ranked among the top 16 cities in the world.

Check out the full ranking of the world's best places to visit below.

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