Must see floating cities in the world

Uros, Peru

Uros ©Christian Haugen/Flickr

There are some cities that were built underground for some reasons, others however, were built on the water or due to occupying an entire island, it looks like they are floating on the ocean. These towns and cities are very beautiful and exotic, plus it is really exciting.

Allow me to share with you my list of the must see floating cities in the world and please let me know what you think about them. Would you like to live in a floating city? Would you feel comfortable with only water all around you?

Ganvie, Benin

Ganvie - the floating village in Ganvie

Ganvie ©Sara&Joachim/Flickr

The town of Ganvie is located in Benin and it is the largest floating village in Africa having about 20 – 30 thousand inhabitants. Everything, even the doctor’s post is standing on wooden columns.

Santa Cruz de Islote, Columbia

Santa Cruz de Islote

Santa Cruz de Islote femina.hu

The island/village of Santa Cruz de Islote is so thronged with buildings that it seems as if the whole settlement was floating on the water.

Ko Panyi, Thailand

Ko Panyi village in Thailand

Ko Panyi ©Allerina & Glen MacLarty/Flickr

Inhabited by approximately 2,000 people, Ko Panyi is a small floating fishing village. The small settlement even has its own floating football field.

Mexicaltitan, Mexico

Mexicaltitan, Mexico

Mexicaltitan ©femina.hu

Also called the Venice of Mexico , Mexicaltitan gives home to about 800 people. During the dry season it is like any other island, but in rainy season water drowns the streets of the village.

Uros, Peru

Uros, Peru

Uros ©Christian Haugen/Flickr

The Peruvian village of Uros is probably the most famous and – in my opinion – the most beautiful of the  floating cities in the world.

Wuzhen, China

Wuzhen, China

Wuzhen ©tengri555/Flickr

The Chinese settlement called the water city of Wuzhen is warped with canals and locals are getting around in boats or water taxis.

Zhouzhang, China

Zhouzhang

Zhouzhang ©femina.hu

Again, a Chinese town, Zhouzhang in some parts is linked by 14 stone bridges. One of these was built during the Ming dynasty.

So, would you like to see any of these floating cities? It must be quite adventurous to get around in boats… these cities have a special feeling. So if you are going to Peru, Thailand or any of the above countries, it is really worth to visit one of the famous floating cities.

 

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