17 amazing views of cities around the world from Business Insider readers

Last month we announced our first ever Instagram contest, #BIbestviews.

The rules were simple: Submit incredible pictures of spectacular views around the world.

Because we received so many entries, we decided to break down the winners into different categories. 

Here, we present the winners in the city category. These Instagrams show the beautiful skylines, soaring skyscrapers, and the hustle and bustle of city life.

Didn’t submit a cityscape? Not to worry, we’ll be releasing more categories in the next week, so keep an eye out. 

@tatemh starts our journey with a beautiful view of downtown Shanghai.

Getting by in the 'Hai ... #goodmorning #shanghai

A photo posted by Tatum Hawkins (@tatemh) on

@tatemh also captured the amazing architecture that makes up the Shanghai skyline.

A photo posted by Tatum Hawkins (@tatemh) on

@trentniino visited the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, which is one of the tallest buildings in the world.

When @trentniino was in Tokyo, he crossed what he claims to be 'the busiest intersection in the world.'

@trentniino also visited Seoul, the capitol of South Korea.

From the sky @ypizzle took a snap of Hong Kong.

A photo posted by @ypizzle on

@chip206 shows us the rooftops of Saigon.

Saigon's corner #Saigon #Vietnam #BIbestviews #hcmc #hochiminhcity

A photo posted by Ihn Teiv (@chip206) on

From Table Mountain @explorelifestyle looked down upon Cape Town, South Africa.

In this post, @valthevoyager reminisced about her 'surreal' experience walking over the Charles Bridge in Prague.

Walking along the Charles Bridge felt so surreal. I was here just five months ago! #prague #20xrtw

A photo posted by Valerie Lai (@valthevoyager) on

@arielzang shows us the colourful buildings of Riomaggiore, Italy.

#flawless #BIbestviews

A photo posted by arielzang (@arielzang) on

@arielzang also got an amazing view of Vatican City from St. Peter's Basilica.


A photo posted by arielzang (@arielzang) on

We travel north with @tytyhew as he captured a rainy night in London.

Over in Belfast, located in Northern Ireland, @misvincent snapped the sunset.

A photo posted by Melissa Vincent (@misvincent) on

Our world tour ends in Panama City, taken by @explorelifestyle.

A photo posted by Ryan (@explorelifestyle) on

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