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Sydney Opera House hailed top Australian spot in TripAdvisor'sTravellers’ Choice™ awards for Landmarks.

TripAdvisor® hasannounced 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 UK and USA. 

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 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 top 10 Travellers Choice landmarks in the world are:

Angkor Wat – Siem Reap, Cambodia

Machu Picchu – Machu Picchu, Peru

Taj Mahal – Agra, India

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Basilica of the Sagrada Familia – Barcelona, Spain

St. Peter’s Basilica – Vatican City, Italy

Milan Cathedral (Duomo) – Milan, Italy

Alcatraz – San Francisco, California

Corcovado – Cristo Redentor – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Golden Gate Bridge – San Francisco, California 

 

Meanwhile the Top 10 Travellers’ Choice Landmarks in Australia are:

Sydney Opera House – Sydney, NSW

The Australian War Memorial – Canberra, ACT 

Sydney Harbour Bridge – Sydney, NSW

St Barnabas Church – Norfolk Island

Faye’s Underground Home – Coober Pedy, SA

Block Arcade – Melbourne, VIC

Penitentiary Chapel – Hobart, TAS

HMAS Sydney II Memorial – Sydney, NSW                                   

Fremantle Prison – Fremantle, New York

Ubirr – Kakadu, NT 

To view the complete list of winners from the 2015 Travellers’ Choice Landmarks, visit: http://www.tripadvisor.com.au/TravelersChoice-Landmarks

 

 



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