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How so ? A capital city of 20 million people ? A shipping hub and a commercial capital in the region ? So tell us what Dhaka got that Colombo doesn't if it's according to you insignificant ?


And why are you posting a video of Bombay ? We all want to see how modern Dhaka is from any other South Asian city.. If you make obnoxious claims be man enough to back it up

https://www.thesun.co.uk/travel/8185353/sri-lanka-columbo-named-must-photograph-destination-2019/

WISH YOU WERE HERE
Sri Lanka’s Colombo named the ‘must-photograph’ travel destination of 2019
Research of more than 1.3 million social media posts found the Asian city is the location travellers most want to take a picture of

  • By Jack Peat
  • 13 Jan 2019, 20:34
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2019, 20:37
COLOMBO in Sri Lanka has been named the ‘must-photograph’ travel destination of 2019, in a study.

Research of more than 1.3 million social media posts found the Asian city is the location travellers most want to take a picture of, followed by Yokohama in Japan and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda.


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Colombo in Sri Lanka has been named the 'must photograph' travel destination for 2019Credit: Getty - Contributor
The Isle of Harris in Scotland also made the list, along with Baden-Baden in Germany’s Black Forest.

Commissioned by Huawei to celebrate the launch of its new P Smart 2019 device, the research also uncovered a new-found appetite among young Brits for lesser-known destinations.


Just under half of 18-25 year olds now look for places their friends haven’t been, with more than a third saying they want to be the first to find new travel hotspots, take the photo and stick it online.

The mantra of ‘if it’s not on social it didn’t happen’ is very much alive, with 16 per cent of Gen-Zs deciding on locations that are most ‘Instagrammable’ when planning their travels.


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A street with colonial architecture in downtown ColomboCredit: Getty - Contributor

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More than 1.3 million social media posts found the Asian city is the location travellers most want to take a picture ofCredit: Getty - Contributor

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The Murugan Hindu Temple in ColomboCredit: Getty - Contributor

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Nine arch Bridge near Bandarawela, Sri LankaCredit: Getty - Contributor
Mobile phones also make for perfect travel companions, with two thirds (66%) claiming it to be the ultimate travel essential.

Justin Costello, Huawei director of marketing, UK and Ireland, said: “It’s interesting to see that Gen Z are keen to get out and explore the world by treading their own path – enabling them to share with friends their experiences in these new ‘must shoot’ destinations on social media.


“Being able to stay connected no matter where you are in the world, and being able capture to scale, colours and beauty of these amazing locations so you can share your major life experiences through the power of photography will always be important to those who have firmly caught the ‘explorer’ bug.”

Long battery life and a good camera are key features 18 -25 year olds demand from their mobile phone when travelling.


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The Black Forest also made the listCredit: Getty - Contributor

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The Isle of Harris is number 10 on the listCredit: John Peter Photography
But we’re not all desperate to get away.

Despite more than half of Brits having the travel bug, 40 per cent claim to be proud of their local area with over one third stating they’d recommend their local areas as a good location to visit.

Top ten 'must photograph' travel destinations for 2019
1. Colombo, Sri Lanka
2. Kobe/Yokohama, Japan
3. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Uganda
4. Baden-Baden, Germany
5. Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
6. Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
7. Kartarpur, Narowal District, Pakistan
8. Wadi Rum, National Park, Jordan
9. Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), US (Alaska)
10. Isle of Harris, Scotland

Yeah Colombo is definitely not in the league of great Dhaka the most modern city in the region.. Yet to see why though :coffee:

@Nilgiri @Baby Leone @pakpride00090 @Goku .. These Bongs are funny
pls spare them as these Bangladeshis and even their govt is famous for making tall claims without solid backups to prove them.
 

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How so ? A capital city of 20 million people ? A shipping hub and a commercial capital in the region ? So tell us what Dhaka got that Colombo doesn't if it's according to you insignificant ?


And why are you posting a video of Bombay ? We all want to see how modern Dhaka is from any other South Asian city.. If you make obnoxious claims be man enough to back it up

https://www.thesun.co.uk/travel/8185353/sri-lanka-columbo-named-must-photograph-destination-2019/

WISH YOU WERE HERE
Sri Lanka’s Colombo named the ‘must-photograph’ travel destination of 2019
Research of more than 1.3 million social media posts found the Asian city is the location travellers most want to take a picture of

  • By Jack Peat
  • 13 Jan 2019, 20:34
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2019, 20:37
COLOMBO in Sri Lanka has been named the ‘must-photograph’ travel destination of 2019, in a study.

Research of more than 1.3 million social media posts found the Asian city is the location travellers most want to take a picture of, followed by Yokohama in Japan and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda.


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Colombo in Sri Lanka has been named the 'must photograph' travel destination for 2019Credit: Getty - Contributor
The Isle of Harris in Scotland also made the list, along with Baden-Baden in Germany’s Black Forest.

Commissioned by Huawei to celebrate the launch of its new P Smart 2019 device, the research also uncovered a new-found appetite among young Brits for lesser-known destinations.


Just under half of 18-25 year olds now look for places their friends haven’t been, with more than a third saying they want to be the first to find new travel hotspots, take the photo and stick it online.

The mantra of ‘if it’s not on social it didn’t happen’ is very much alive, with 16 per cent of Gen-Zs deciding on locations that are most ‘Instagrammable’ when planning their travels.


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A street with colonial architecture in downtown ColomboCredit: Getty - Contributor

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More than 1.3 million social media posts found the Asian city is the location travellers most want to take a picture ofCredit: Getty - Contributor

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The Murugan Hindu Temple in ColomboCredit: Getty - Contributor

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Nine arch Bridge near Bandarawela, Sri LankaCredit: Getty - Contributor
Mobile phones also make for perfect travel companions, with two thirds (66%) claiming it to be the ultimate travel essential.

Justin Costello, Huawei director of marketing, UK and Ireland, said: “It’s interesting to see that Gen Z are keen to get out and explore the world by treading their own path – enabling them to share with friends their experiences in these new ‘must shoot’ destinations on social media.


“Being able to stay connected no matter where you are in the world, and being able capture to scale, colours and beauty of these amazing locations so you can share your major life experiences through the power of photography will always be important to those who have firmly caught the ‘explorer’ bug.”

Long battery life and a good camera are key features 18 -25 year olds demand from their mobile phone when travelling.


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The Black Forest also made the listCredit: Getty - Contributor

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The Isle of Harris is number 10 on the listCredit: John Peter Photography
But we’re not all desperate to get away.

Despite more than half of Brits having the travel bug, 40 per cent claim to be proud of their local area with over one third stating they’d recommend their local areas as a good location to visit.

Top ten 'must photograph' travel destinations for 2019
1. Colombo, Sri Lanka
2. Kobe/Yokohama, Japan
3. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Uganda
4. Baden-Baden, Germany
5. Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
6. Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
7. Kartarpur, Narowal District, Pakistan
8. Wadi Rum, National Park, Jordan
9. Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), US (Alaska)
10. Isle of Harris, Scotland

Yeah Colombo is definitely not in the league of great Dhaka the most modern city in the region.. Yet to see why though :coffee:

@Nilgiri @Baby Leone @pakpride00090 @Goku .. These Bongs are funny
Dhaka's architecture is more modern and new than the cities you mentioned. Most of the dhaka is obscured due to rampant traffic situation.

Kartarpur :undecided:
 

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How so ? A capital city of 20 million people ? A shipping hub and a commercial capital in the region ? So tell us what Dhaka got that Colombo doesn't if it's according to you insignificant ?


And why are you posting a video of Bombay ? We all want to see how modern Dhaka is from any other South Asian city.. If you make obnoxious claims be man enough to back it up

https://www.thesun.co.uk/travel/8185353/sri-lanka-columbo-named-must-photograph-destination-2019/

WISH YOU WERE HERE
Sri Lanka’s Colombo named the ‘must-photograph’ travel destination of 2019
Research of more than 1.3 million social media posts found the Asian city is the location travellers most want to take a picture of

  • By Jack Peat
  • 13 Jan 2019, 20:34
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2019, 20:37
COLOMBO in Sri Lanka has been named the ‘must-photograph’ travel destination of 2019, in a study.

Research of more than 1.3 million social media posts found the Asian city is the location travellers most want to take a picture of, followed by Yokohama in Japan and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda.


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Colombo in Sri Lanka has been named the 'must photograph' travel destination for 2019Credit: Getty - Contributor
The Isle of Harris in Scotland also made the list, along with Baden-Baden in Germany’s Black Forest.

Commissioned by Huawei to celebrate the launch of its new P Smart 2019 device, the research also uncovered a new-found appetite among young Brits for lesser-known destinations.


Just under half of 18-25 year olds now look for places their friends haven’t been, with more than a third saying they want to be the first to find new travel hotspots, take the photo and stick it online.

The mantra of ‘if it’s not on social it didn’t happen’ is very much alive, with 16 per cent of Gen-Zs deciding on locations that are most ‘Instagrammable’ when planning their travels.


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A street with colonial architecture in downtown ColomboCredit: Getty - Contributor

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More than 1.3 million social media posts found the Asian city is the location travellers most want to take a picture ofCredit: Getty - Contributor

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The Murugan Hindu Temple in ColomboCredit: Getty - Contributor

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Nine arch Bridge near Bandarawela, Sri LankaCredit: Getty - Contributor
Mobile phones also make for perfect travel companions, with two thirds (66%) claiming it to be the ultimate travel essential.

Justin Costello, Huawei director of marketing, UK and Ireland, said: “It’s interesting to see that Gen Z are keen to get out and explore the world by treading their own path – enabling them to share with friends their experiences in these new ‘must shoot’ destinations on social media.


“Being able to stay connected no matter where you are in the world, and being able capture to scale, colours and beauty of these amazing locations so you can share your major life experiences through the power of photography will always be important to those who have firmly caught the ‘explorer’ bug.”

Long battery life and a good camera are key features 18 -25 year olds demand from their mobile phone when travelling.


7
The Black Forest also made the listCredit: Getty - Contributor

7
The Isle of Harris is number 10 on the listCredit: John Peter Photography
But we’re not all desperate to get away.

Despite more than half of Brits having the travel bug, 40 per cent claim to be proud of their local area with over one third stating they’d recommend their local areas as a good location to visit.

Top ten 'must photograph' travel destinations for 2019
1. Colombo, Sri Lanka
2. Kobe/Yokohama, Japan
3. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Uganda
4. Baden-Baden, Germany
5. Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
6. Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
7. Kartarpur, Narowal District, Pakistan
8. Wadi Rum, National Park, Jordan
9. Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), US (Alaska)
10. Isle of Harris, Scotland

Yeah Colombo is definitely not in the league of great Dhaka the most modern city in the region.. Yet to see why though :coffee:

@Nilgiri @Baby Leone @pakpride00090 @Goku .. These Bongs are funny
I did not find anything impressive about Colombo in your video nor in your photos. Sorry
 

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Some/many parts of Dhaka city must be beautiful, just like some parts of Karachi city are well planned and many parts are beautiful.

Generalizing, stereotyping, judging a city of 16-20 million people is churlish and juvenile, when the cities are as big as many countries in EU and some others elsewhere.

Dhaka must be beautiful, chaotic, unplanned, planned, green, not green, modern, crumbling, all in parts and not as a whole.
 

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How so ? A capital city of 20 million people ? A shipping hub and a commercial capital in the region ? So tell us what Dhaka got that Colombo doesn't if it's according to you insignificant ?


And why are you posting a video of Bombay ? We all want to see how modern Dhaka is from any other South Asian city.. If you make obnoxious claims be man enough to back it up

https://www.thesun.co.uk/travel/8185353/sri-lanka-columbo-named-must-photograph-destination-2019/

WISH YOU WERE HERE
Sri Lanka’s Colombo named the ‘must-photograph’ travel destination of 2019
Research of more than 1.3 million social media posts found the Asian city is the location travellers most want to take a picture of

  • By Jack Peat
  • 13 Jan 2019, 20:34
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2019, 20:37
COLOMBO in Sri Lanka has been named the ‘must-photograph’ travel destination of 2019, in a study.

Research of more than 1.3 million social media posts found the Asian city is the location travellers most want to take a picture of, followed by Yokohama in Japan and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda.


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Colombo in Sri Lanka has been named the 'must photograph' travel destination for 2019Credit: Getty - Contributor
The Isle of Harris in Scotland also made the list, along with Baden-Baden in Germany’s Black Forest.

Commissioned by Huawei to celebrate the launch of its new P Smart 2019 device, the research also uncovered a new-found appetite among young Brits for lesser-known destinations.


Just under half of 18-25 year olds now look for places their friends haven’t been, with more than a third saying they want to be the first to find new travel hotspots, take the photo and stick it online.

The mantra of ‘if it’s not on social it didn’t happen’ is very much alive, with 16 per cent of Gen-Zs deciding on locations that are most ‘Instagrammable’ when planning their travels.


7
A street with colonial architecture in downtown ColomboCredit: Getty - Contributor

7
More than 1.3 million social media posts found the Asian city is the location travellers most want to take a picture ofCredit: Getty - Contributor

7
The Murugan Hindu Temple in ColomboCredit: Getty - Contributor

7
Nine arch Bridge near Bandarawela, Sri LankaCredit: Getty - Contributor
Mobile phones also make for perfect travel companions, with two thirds (66%) claiming it to be the ultimate travel essential.

Justin Costello, Huawei director of marketing, UK and Ireland, said: “It’s interesting to see that Gen Z are keen to get out and explore the world by treading their own path – enabling them to share with friends their experiences in these new ‘must shoot’ destinations on social media.


“Being able to stay connected no matter where you are in the world, and being able capture to scale, colours and beauty of these amazing locations so you can share your major life experiences through the power of photography will always be important to those who have firmly caught the ‘explorer’ bug.”

Long battery life and a good camera are key features 18 -25 year olds demand from their mobile phone when travelling.


7
The Black Forest also made the listCredit: Getty - Contributor

7
The Isle of Harris is number 10 on the listCredit: John Peter Photography
But we’re not all desperate to get away.

Despite more than half of Brits having the travel bug, 40 per cent claim to be proud of their local area with over one third stating they’d recommend their local areas as a good location to visit.

Top ten 'must photograph' travel destinations for 2019
1. Colombo, Sri Lanka
2. Kobe/Yokohama, Japan
3. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Uganda
4. Baden-Baden, Germany
5. Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
6. Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
7. Kartarpur, Narowal District, Pakistan
8. Wadi Rum, National Park, Jordan
9. Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), US (Alaska)
10. Isle of Harris, Scotland

Yeah Colombo is definitely not in the league of great Dhaka the most modern city in the region.. Yet to see why though :coffee:

@Nilgiri @Baby Leone @pakpride00090 @Goku .. These Bongs are funny


I was in Colombo a few years ago and it was such an amazing place, beautiful, green and not crazy crowded!

Oh and they love Pakistanis out there :toast_sign:
 

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I did not find anything impressive about Colombo in your video nor in your photos. Sorry

So prove why Dhaka is the most impressive in the region ? C'mon ok post a badly made CGI atleast, Ask your fellow Bongle stronk buddy MR.CGI Bilal

And some silly Bongs opinion doesnt really matter when 1.3 million instagrammers from around the world voted it's the most photogenic city in 2019.. :lol:

I was in Colombo a few years ago and it was such an amazing place, beautiful, green and not crazy crowded!

Oh and they love Pakistanis out there :toast_sign:

It's still a city in the developing world with issues with public transportation and corruption, Just that post war they have been able to spruce it up and people kind of keep the city clean.. But a long way to go mate.. Transportation will improve with the Colombo light/mono rail coming through in 2023

As far as i'm concerned the best planned and naturally stunning city in the region is Islamabad hands down

But seriously these Bongs takes the cake when it comes to entertainment in PDF.. Hands down the most hilarious sub section here.. :lol:
 
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So prove why Dhaka is the most impressive in the region ? C'mon ok post a badly made CGI atleast, Ask your fellow Bongle stronk buddy MR.CGI Bilal

And some silly Bongs opinion doesnt really matter when 1.3 million instagrammers from around the world voted it's the most photogenic city in 2019.. :lol:

Its a tourist city.. Taking photos is what tourist do most. It could be photogenic too..
But does not look like a stunning bustling modern city.
 

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