Tangshan, China: Lanterns illuminate the sky above Nanhu Park during a fair to celebrate the Chinese Lantern Festival, held on 19 February. Browse the CNN Travel gallery to find out more The best travel photos of the world we collect and show in 2019:
Bern, Switzerland: A sunset view of the Federal Palace of Switzerland, the seat of the Federal Assembly and Federal Council.
Erzurum, Turkey: The reflection of the snow-capped mountains in the scenic Lake Tortum, formed as a result of a landslide.
Zell am See, Austria: Skiers hit the slopes during a sunny day in the small Austrian town with an estimated population of around 10,000.
Otero County, New Mexico: Visitors walk through the dunes to the White Sands National Monument, which reopened after being closed for 35 days due to the closure of the United States Government.
Abu Dhabi: Designed by the architect Pritzker Prize winner Jean Nouvel, Louvre Abu Dhabi started his 2019 season with an exhibition featuring works by Rembrandt and Vermeer .
Frankfurt, Germany: The sun sets on the bustling German city and the main financial hub located along the River Main.
Petra, Jordan: Visitors gather at Siq, a kilometer-long gorge that serves as the main entrance to the ancient Nabataean city of Petra.
Chongqing, China: Adorned with mirrored ceilings and symmetrical stairs, the Zhongshuge bookcase enchants its customers.
Brighton, England: A murmur of starlings gather before perching beneath the Palace Pier in this famous UK seaside resort.
The Pitons, St. Lucia: The two volcanic spiers Gros Piton and Petit Piton live part of a World Heritage site near Soufrière, the former capital of # 39; island.
Quảng Phú Cầu, Vietnam: A woman picks up incense sticks in a courtyard in the village of Quảng Phú Cầu on the outskirts of Hanoi.
Copenhagen: The colorful canal district of Nyhavn in the Danish capital was once the home of fairy tales Hans Christian Andersen.
Buenos Aires: Widely considered one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world, El Ateneo Grand Splendid will celebrate its 100th anniversary in May 2019.
Venice, Italy: With the Grand Canal and the Rialto Bridge shaded by fog, a gondola navigates through the waters of Venice.
Ipiales, Colombia: The sanctuary of Las Lajas, one of the most beautiful churches in the world, is located on a bridge over the Guáitara River, a few kilometers from the # 39; Ecuador.
Beijing: Open at the end of 2019, Beijing Daxing International Airport has the ambition to become the largest and most crowded in the world.
Davos, Switzerland: The ski resort of Davos, in eastern Switzerland, is the place of the annual World Economic Forum, held in January.
Al – & # 39; Ula, Saudi Arabia: The stunning new Maraya concert hall (in Arabic for "mirror") was built in the ruins of the city of Al – & # 39; Ula, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Northwest Saudi Arabia.
Athens: In early January, the snow covers part of the ancient hill of the Acropolis and Plaka district of Athens, also known as "District of the Gods".
Cologne, Germany: Cologne Cathedral, Hohenzollern Bridge and the musical dome (pictured right) are reflected in the River Rhine.
Lima: The third largest city in the Americas, Lima is the capital of Peru and hosts over nine million people.
Kütahya, Turkey: The Byzantine castle of Kütahya stands out above the snow-covered roofs and winter street lights of the Turkish city.
Sydney: On January 1, the new year begins Australia with a fireworks show on the Sydney Harbor Bridge and the Sydney Opera House.