TripAdvisor Names Worlds Favourite Landmarks

TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site*, today announced its Travellers’ Choice™ awards for Landmarks. This year’s awards honour more than 700 landmarks worldwide including lists for Africa, Australia, the Caribbean, Europe, South America, the U.K., and the U.S.

Angkor Wat in Cambodia topped the world list, followed by Macchu Picchu in Peru and India’s Taj Mahal. The Sydney Opera House takes top spot on the Australian list and has also jumped up two places since 2014 to be the 23rd favourite landmark in the world. The Australian War Memorial and Sydney Harbour Bridge took second and third places on the Australian lists respectively.

The annual awards are based on the millions of valuable reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travellers across the globe. Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews for landmarks worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period.

“The Travellers’ Choice Landmarks highlight some of the world’s most iconic, must-see attractions that have won over the TripAdvisor community,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. “Travelers can experience colourful history and culture at these award-winning sights.”

Top 10 Travellers’ Choice Landmarks – World  

  1. Angkor Wat – Siem Reap, Cambodia 
  2. Machu Picchu – Machu Picchu, Peru 
  3. Taj Mahal – Agra, India 
  4. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 
  5. Basilica of the Sagrada Familia – Barcelona, Spain 
  6. Peter’s Basilica – Vatican City, 
  7. Italy Milan Cathedral (Duomo) – Milan, Italy 
  8. Alcatraz – San Francisco, California 
  9. Corcovado – Cristo Redentor – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 
  10. Golden Gate Bridge – San Francisco, California 

Top 10 Travellers’ Choice Landmarks – Australia

  1. Sydney Opera House – Sydney, NSW 
  2. The Australian War Memorial – Canberra, ACT 
  3. Sydney Harbour Bridge – Sydney, NSW 
  4. St Barnabas Church – Norfolk Island 
  5. Faye’s Underground Home – Coober Pedy, SA 
  6. Block Arcade – Melbourne, VIC 
  7. Penitentiary Chapel – Hobart, TAS 
  8. HMAS Sydney II Memorial – Sydney, NSW 
  9. Fremantle Prison – Fremantle, WA 
  10. Ubirr – Kakadu, NT