SINGAPORE, June 02, 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 Malaysia, with Petronas Twin Towers, KLCC – Bukit Bintang Walkway and Penang Heritage Trust ranked in the top three. The Petronas Twin Towers was also named 5th on the Asia list.

“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

 Malaysia

 
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

 

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/TravellersChoice-Landmarks.

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