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

Angkor Wat in Cambodia #1 in the World

SINGAPORE -- (Marketwired) -- 06/02/15 -- 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."

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  Top 10 Travellers' Choice Landmarks  Top 10 Travellers' Choice Landmarks
                 World                                  Asia
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1. Angkor Wat - Siem Reap, Cambodia   1. Angkor Wat - Siem Reap, Cambodia
2. Machu Picchu - Machu Picchu, Peru  2. Taj Mahal - Agra, India
3. Taj Mahal - Agra, India            3. Great Wall at Mutianyu - Beijing,
4. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center - China
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates       4. Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat
5. Basilica of the Sagrada Familia -  Pho) - Bangkok, Thailand
Barcelona, Spain                      5. Petronas Twin Towers - Kuala
6. St. Peter's Basilica - Vatican     Lumpur, Malaysia
City, Italy                           6. The Grand Palace - Bangkok,
7. Milan Cathedral (Duomo) - Milan,   Thailand
Italy                                 7. Shwedagon Pagoda - Yangon, Myanmar
8. Alcatraz - San Francisco, USA      8. Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) -
9. Corcovado - Cristo Redentor - Rio  Bangkok, Thailand
de Janeiro, Brazil                    9. Amber Fort - Jaipur, India
10 Golden Gate Bridge - San Francisco,10. Fushima Inari Shrine - Kyoto,
USA                                   Japan
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  Top 10 Travellers' Choice Landmarks  Top 10 Travellers' Choice Landmarks
               Thailand                               Malaysia
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1. Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat1. Petronas Twin Towers - Kuala Lumpur
Pho) - Bangkok                        2. KLCC - Bukit Bintang Walkway -
2. The Grand Palace - Bangkok         Kuala Lumpur
3. Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) - Bangkok3. Penang Heritage Trust - Penang
4. Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat  4. War Memorial Park - Labuan Island
Phra Kaew) - Bangkok                  5. Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple
5. Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Chiangmai- George Town
6. Phuket Big Buddha, Phuket          6. Rumah Penghulu - Kuala Lumpur
7. Wat Chedi Luang, Chiang Mai        7. Menara Tower - Kuala Lumpur
8. Sanctuary of Truth (Prasat Sut Ja- 8. Putrajaya Mosque - Putrajaya
Tum) - Pattaya                        9. Kundasang War Memorial - Sabah
9. Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint - Ko Phi Phi 10. Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah
Don                                   Mosque - Shah Alam
10. Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat
Traimit) - Bangkok
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  Top 10 Travellers' Choice Landmarks  Top 10 Travellers' Choice Landmarks
               Indonesia                             Singapore
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1. Borobudur Temple - Magelang,       1. Singapore Flyer
Central Java                          2. Marina Bay Sands Skypark
2. Tanah Lot Temple - Beraban, Bali   3. Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and
3. Prambanan Temples - Sleman,        Museum
Yogyakarta                            4. Kranji War Memorial
4. Uluwatu Temple - Pecatu, Bali      5. Merlion Park
5. Wae Rebo Village - Ruteng, Flores  6. NUS Baba House
6. USS Liberty Shipwreck - Tulamben,  7. Bukit Brown Cemetery
Bali                                  8. The Helix Bridge
7. Toraja Land - Rantepao, Sulawesi   9. Parkview Square
8. Pura Lempuyang - Bali              10. Sultan Mosque
9. Tirta Gangga - Karangasem, Bali
10. Mount Kawi - Tampaksiring, Bali
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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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