TripAdvisor announces world’s top landmarks with Travellers’ Choice awards

Posted on May 24, 2017

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TripAdvisor, world’s largest travel site, announced the winners of its Travellers’ Choice awardsfor Landmarks. This year, three Thai landmarks were ranked amongst Asia’s top 15, with The Temple of the Reclining Buddha, The Grand Palace and Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew) coming in #4, #9 and #14 respectively. Overall, Cambodia’s Angkor Wat clinched the top spot as the #1 landmark in the world.

Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for landmarks worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period. The awards honour 706 landmarks in 82 countries.

Here is the list of the top 10 Travellers’ Choice Landmarks in Thailand:
(+/- denotes change in ranking year-over-year, 0 is no change)

  1. Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho) – Bangkok, Thailand (0)
  2. The Grand Palace – Bangkok, Thailand (0)
  3. Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew) – Bangkok, Thailand (0)
  4. Phuket Big Buddha – Chalong, Thailand (0)
  5. Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) – Bangkok, Thailand (0)
  6. Wat Chedi Luang Varavihara – Chiang Mai, Thailand (0)
  7. Wat Rong Khun – Chiang Rai, Thailand (+2)
  8. Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit) – Bangkok, Thailand (0)
  9. Sanctuary of Truth (Prasat Sut Ja-Tum) – Pattaya, Thailand (-2)
  10. Wat Phra That Doi Suthep – Doi Suthep, Thailand (0)

Here is the list of the top 15 Travellers’ Choice Landmarks in Asia:
(+/- denotes change in ranking year-over-year, 0 is no change)

  1. Angkor Wat – Siem Reap, Cambodia (0)
  2. Taj Mahal – Agra, India (0)
  3. Great Wall at Mutianyu – Beijing, China (0)
  4. Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho) – Bangkok, Thailand (0)
  5. Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine – Kyoto, Japan (0)
  6. Petronas Twin Towers – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (+1)
  7. Shwedagon Pagoda – Yangon, Myanmar (-1)
  8. Cu Chi Tunnels – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (+2)
  9. The Grand Palace – Bangkok, Thailand (-1)
  10. Kinkakuji Temple – Kyoto, Japan (+5)
  11. Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha) – Hong Kong, China (+2)
  12. Amber Fort – Jaipur, India (-4)
  13. Marina Bay Sands Skypark – Singapore (+3)
  14. Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew) – Bangkok, Thailand (0)
  15. Singapore Flyer – Singapore (new)
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