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June 02, 2015 03:19 ET

TripAdvisor Shows off the World's Most Spectacular Sights With 2015 Travellers' Choice Landmarks

Angkor Wat in Cambodia #1 in the World

Award Winners Based on Reviews and Opinions From Millions of TripAdvisor Travellers

SINGAPORE--(Marketwired - Jun 2, 2015) - 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 Asia, Africa, Caribbean, Europe, South America, the South Pacific, the U.K., and the U.S. 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.

Angkor Wat in Cambodia topped the world list, followed by Machu Picchu in Peru and India's Taj Mahal. Southeast Asia made up six of the top ten spots on the Asia list. Travellers' Choice Landmarks also honour the top ten landmarks in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore, with Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho), Petronas Twin Towers, Borobudur Temple and the Singapore Flyer ranked top landmark in each country respectively.

"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. "Travellers can experience colourful history and culture at these award-winning sights."

Top 10 Travellers' Choice Landmarks
World
Top 10 Travellers' Choice Landmarks
 Asia
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. St. Peter's Basilica - Vatican City, Italy
7. Milan Cathedral (Duomo) - Milan, Italy
8. Alcatraz - San Francisco, USA
9. Corcovado - Cristo Redentor - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
10 Golden Gate Bridge - San Francisco, USA
1. Angkor Wat - Siem Reap, Cambodia
2. Taj Mahal - Agra, India
3. Great Wall at Mutianyu - Beijing, China
4. Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho) - Bangkok, Thailand
5. Petronas Twin Towers - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
6. The Grand Palace - Bangkok, Thailand
7. Shwedagon Pagoda - Yangon, Myanmar
8. Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) - Bangkok, Thailand
9. Amber Fort - Jaipur, India
10. Fushima Inari Shrine - Kyoto, Japan
Top 10 Travellers' Choice Landmarks
Thailand
Top 10 Travellers' Choice Landmarks
 Malaysia
1. Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho) - Bangkok
2. The Grand Palace - Bangkok
3. Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) - Bangkok
4. Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew) - Bangkok
5. Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Chiangmai
6. Phuket Big Buddha, Phuket
7. Wat Chedi Luang, Chiang Mai
8. Sanctuary of Truth (Prasat Sut Ja-Tum) - Pattaya
9. Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint - Ko Phi Phi Don
10. Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit) - Bangkok
1. Petronas Twin Towers - Kuala Lumpur
2. KLCC - Bukit Bintang Walkway - Kuala Lumpur
3. Penang Heritage Trust - Penang
4. War Memorial Park - Labuan Island
5. Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple - George Town
6. Rumah Penghulu - Kuala Lumpur
7. Menara Tower - Kuala Lumpur
8. Putrajaya Mosque - Putrajaya
9. Kundasang War Memorial - Sabah
10. Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque - Shah Alam
Top 10 Travellers' Choice Landmarks
Indonesia
Top 10 Travellers' Choice Landmarks
 Singapore
1. Borobudur Temple - Magelang, Central Java
2. Tanah Lot Temple - Beraban, Bali
3. Prambanan Temples - Sleman, Yogyakarta
4. Uluwatu Temple - Pecatu, Bali
5. Wae Rebo Village - Ruteng, Flores
6. USS Liberty Shipwreck - Tulamben, Bali
7. Toraja Land - Rantepao, Sulawesi
8. Pura Lempuyang - Bali
9. Tirta Gangga - Karangasem, Bali
10. Mount Kawi - Tampaksiring, Bali
1. Singapore Flyer
2. Marina Bay Sands Skypark
3. Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum
4. Kranji War Memorial
5. Merlion Park
6. NUS Baba House
7. Bukit Brown Cemetery
8. The Helix Bridge
9. Parkview Square
10. Sultan Mosque

For the complete list of winners from the 2015 Travellers' Choice Landmarks, as well as reviews and candid traveller photos, go to: http://www.tripadvisor.com.sg/TravellersChoice-Landmarks.

High-resolution images can be downloaded from: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/c513szitqn01ut1/AADYp74knlEPVQggHHR7VgOPa?dl=0

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