Which Is The Most Shocking City In The World?


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The most shocking city I've ever visited isn't strictly a city anymore. It's more of a museum.

Most shocking city in history
Pompeii and it's neighbour Herculaneum are the two most fascinating places I've been to. I toured them as part of a school trip, when my interest in Ancient Roman culture and mythology was probably at its peak - and I'd say walking around those two cities was as close to time travel as you'll ever get.
For those of you that have no clue what I'm talking about, Pompeii and Herculaneum are two Roman towns that were destroyed by the volcanic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD.

Pompeii and Herculaneum
Pompeii was buried under ash and pumice, whilst Herculaneum was overrun by molten lava. Although this wiped out the entire population in a matter of seconds (many had died from inhaling the volcanic gasses anyway), the eruption perserved the houses, bodies, pottery and even food of all that it engulfed - and turned them into fossils that we can study and explore to this day.

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By it's very definition, the most "shocking" city in the world will vary depending on your personal experience and expectations.

I've been lucky enough to have travelled to quite a few breathtaking cities, and Mumbai is the one I'd class as most surprising or shocking:

Mumbai - The most shocking city in the world.

In terms of density per square mile, this is the most populated city in the world. This costal city has been conquered and colonised many times, and is an ancient trade port. Because of this, everything from the architecture to the people is fascinating and diverse.
But what really shocked me about Mumbai is probably the social divide between rich and poor.

Mumbai is India's richest city - but also home to some of the poorest people in the world. This divide makes it a really unique experience.

For example, even though I was staying in one of the most ornate and decadently decorated hotels in the world, and was taken to some super-swanky malls and restaurants, I was only ever a few miles from the sprawling slums (known as "chawls") that house millions of Mumbai's inhabitants.

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