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From Angor Wat to Machu Picchu: The world’s top travel landmarks for 2017. See pics

According to the latest reviewers ranking by travel website TripAdvisor, Angkor Wat in Cambodia, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre in Abu Dhabi and the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba in Spain are among the top 3 landmarks in the world.

travel Updated: Jul 16, 2017 08:33 IST
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The Angkor Wat temple complex in Cambodia is the largest religious monument in the world.
The Angkor Wat temple complex in Cambodia is the largest religious monument in the world. (Shutterstock)

The fabled temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia are the highest-rated landmark in the latest ranking from TripAdvisor. Of all the landmarks listed on the site, Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument in the world, received unanimously high marks from its more than 32,800 reviewers, who gave it a five-out-of-five bubble rating.

“Simultaneously eerie and majestic and in miraculous condition. A truly memorable experience, like absolutely nothing else I’ve ever,” wrote one visitor.

The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center in Abu Dhabi, UAE. (Shutterstock)

Rounding out the three spots are Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre in Abu Dhabi and the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba in Spain.

An evening view of the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba in Spain. (Shutterstock)

Winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews for landmarks worldwide over a 12-month period. Overall, 706 landmarks in 82 countries were rated.

St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City, Rome, Italy (Shutterstock)

The list of the top 10 landmarks in the world is comprised of addresses in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Latin America, but has none from North America.

The lost Incan City of Machu Picchu near Cusco, Peru. (Shutterstock)

Regionally, the top-rated landmark in the US is the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, while the top-rated landmark in Europe is the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba in Spain.

The crowded souvenir market on the Griboedov Canal embankment at the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood in Saint Petersburg, Russia. (Shutterstock)

Here are the top 10 landmarks in the world 2017, according to TripAdvisor users:

1. Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia

2. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

3. Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba, Cordoba, Spain

4. St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City, Italy

5. Taj Mahal, Agra, India

6. Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg, Russia

7. Great Wall at Mutianyu, Beijing, China

8. Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu, Peru

9. Plaza de Espana, Seville, Spain

10. Duomo di Milano, Milan, Italy

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