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The 7 Priciest Views in the World

by Holly Riddle

Jul 8, 2019
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  • Finding a stellar view of your travel destination makes for an unforgettable experience and great photos, but sometimes the best views cost a pretty penny. Here are the seven priciest views in the world, according to a recent TicketLens survey. © Cougarsan | Dreamstime.com
  • At Tokyo Skytree, guests pay $38 to ride to the top observation deck. The second-tallest structure in the world, the broadcast tower lights up in blue and purple hues at night, with colors alternating every other evening. © Kaedeenari | Dreamstime.com
  • Visiting the observation deck at The Shard in London costs guests $40. The iconic and easily recognizable piece of the London skyline includes a luxury Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts property and the highest viewing gallery in the United Kingdom. © Fuzja44 | Dreamstime.com
  • At $53 for observation deck entry, the CN Tower gives travelers Canada’s costliest views. The Toronto landmark is considered one of the modern Seven Wonders of the World. © Chu-wen Lin | Dreamstime.com
  • For $57 and change, travelers in Guangzhou zip to the top of Canton Tower, nearly 500 meters in the air. The tower offers the tallest observation deck in China and was briefly the tallest structure in the world, following its 2009 completion. © Photomall | Dreamstime.com
  • In third place for priciest views in the world, New York City’s Empire State Building charges $58 for observation deck entry. Despite the cost, the landmark is often considered a must-see for travelers new to the Big Apple. © Dmitry Mitrofanov | Dreamstime.com
  • In Shanghai, travelers pay $71 to visit the Jin Mao Tower observation deck. The 88-story structure is home to shopping and Grand Hyatt Shanghai, which, at completion, was the highest hotel in the world. © Sean Pavone | Dreamstime.com
  • Lastly, the priciest view in the world is in Dubai. Tickets to the Burj Khalifa observation deck are just more than $100, expected given its status as the tallest building in the world. © Vladyslav Danilin | Dreamstime.com


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