The World's Most Spectacular Landmarks in 2015

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

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The world’s largest religious temple; Angkor Wat in Cambodia named number 1 at the TripAdvisor’s 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. Here are the world's most spectacular sights in 2015.

Machu Picchu PeruThe 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.

Top 10 Travellers' Choice Landmarks


Top 10 Travellers' Choice Landmarks


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


Top 10 Travellers' Choice Landmarks


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


Top 10 Travellers' Choice Landmarks


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



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