Top 10 Elevator Rides

From the National Geographic book Journeys of a Lifetime

This lavish volume reveals National Geographic’s top picks for the world’s most fabulous journeys, along with practical tips for your own travels. Compiled from the favorite trips of National Geographic’s travel writers, this inspirational book spans the globe to highlight the best of the world’s most famous and lesser known sojourns. It presents an incredible diversity of possibilities, from ocean cruises around Antarctica to horse treks in the Andes. Every continent and every possible form of transport is covered.

A timely resource for the burgeoning ranks of active travelers who crave adventurous and far-flung trips, Journeys of a Lifetime provides scores of creative ideas: trekking the heights of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania… mountain biking in Transylvania… driving through the scenic highlands of Scotland… or rolling through the outback on Australia’s famous Ghan train… and dozens of other intriguing options all over the world.

Journeys of a Lifetime also features 22 fun Top 10 lists in all sorts of categories. What are the world’s top 10 elevator rides, bridges to walk across, trolley rides, ancient highways, or underground walking adventures? Readers will love evaluating and debate the selections.

Each chapter showcases stunning photography, full-color maps, evocative text, and expert advice—including how to get there, when to visit, and how to make the most of the journey—all packaged in a luxurious oversize volume to treasure for years to come.

1 Empire State Building, New York City

Top 10 Elevator Rides: Empire State Building, New York
Empire State Building

2 Hammetschwand Lift, Burgenstock, Switzerland

3 Baiyoke Sky Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand

Top 10 Elevator Rides: Bangkok
Baiyoke Sky Hotel

4 Burj Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Top 10 Elevator Rides: Dubai
Burj Dubai

5 Westin St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco, California

10 Top Elevator Rides: Westin St Francis Hotel, San Francisco
Westin St. Francis Hotel

6 Suur Munamagi, Vorumaa, Estonia

Top 10 Elevator Rides: Estonia
Suur Munamagi
Top 10 Elevator Rides: Suur Munamagi, Estonia
Suur Munamagi

7 CN Tower, Toronto, Canada

Top 10 Elevator Rides: CN Toronto, Canada
CN Tower

8 Maritime Museum of British Columbia, Victoria, Canada

Top 10 Elevator Rides: Maritime Museum of British Columbia, Victoria, Canada
Maritime Museum of British Columbia

9 Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

Top 10 Elevator Rides: La Tour Eiffel
Top 10 Elevator Rides

10 Taipei 101, Taiwan

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