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The 2017 list of the world’s best-rated landmarks

San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, is the 11th most favorite landmark in the world, according to TripAdvisor. And the best landmarks in the world is…

Cambodia’s 12th-century Angkor Wat in Siem Reap topped the list at number one, followed by Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates at number two and Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba in Spain at number three.

Continuing on the religious theme, St Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City, Italy, scored the fourth place in the awards followed by the Taj Mahal in India and the fairytale-like Church of the Savior on Blood, which stands in St Petersburg, Russia.

The 2017 list of the world’s best-rated landmarks:

1. Angkor Wat
Siem Reap, Cambodia

2. Sheikh Zayed Mosque
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

3. Mezquita Cathedral de 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. Mutianyu Great Wall
Beijing, China

8. Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu, Peru

9. Plaza de Espana
Seville, Spain

10. Duomo di Milano
Milan, Italy

11. Golden Gate Bridge
San Francisco, California, United States

12. Lincoln Memorial
Washington DC, District of Columbia, United States

13. Eiffel Tower
Paris, France

14. Parliament
Budapest, Hungary

15. Notre Dame Cathedral
Paris, France

16. Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

17. Big Ben
London, United Kingdom

18. Acropolis
Athens, Greece

19. Main Market Square
Krakow, Poland

20. El Ateneo Grand Splendid
Buenos Aires, Argentina

21. Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)
Bangkok, Thailand

22. Burj Khalifa
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

23. Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kyoto, Japan

24. Ruins of Tulum
Tulum, Mexico

25. Sydney Opera House
Sydney, Australia

The travel site determined the list by analyzing the volume and quality of reader reviews and ratings for landmarks worldwide over a 12-month period.

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