TOP LANDMARKS AND PARKS IN TRAVELLERS’ CHOICE

| June 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
TripAdvisor™, the world’s largest travel site*, today announced the winners of its Travellers’ Choice™ awards for Attractions, highlighting the top landmarks and parks around the globe. In the second year of the awards for these categories, 929 winners were identified, including the top 25 in the world and dedicated lists for Asia, Australia, Canada, China, Europe, India, Mexico, South America, the South Pacific, the U.K. and the U.S.“TripAdvisor travellers have helped identify some of the best attractions around the globe,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. “These award-winning landmarks and parks are an ideal starting point for taking in the world’s must-see sights.”Travellers’ Choice awards honour top travel spots worldwide based on the millions of valuable reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travellers. Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews for landmark and park attractions worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period.Wat-Pho-5_re

Thailand’s Landmarks and Parks Amongst Asia’s Best

Locally known as Wat Pho, Thailand’s Temple of Reclining Buddha was ranked the 8th landmark in Asia and 1st in Thailand. Other Thai landmarks recognised amongst the top 25 landmarks in Asia include Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) and The Grand Palace at 12th and 20th places respectively. Lumpini Park was the only Thai park that made it to the Asia list, coming in at 4th out of 25 top parks in Asia.

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TAT Governor Mr. Thawatchai Arunyik said, “We thank TripAdvisor for presenting Travellers’ Choice awards to top attractions in Thailand, as well as those who have contributed to it. Such recognition keeps us motivated as we continue to take extensive efforts to preserve and conserve national landmarks and public facilities such as Wat Pho, Wat Arun, The Grand Palace and Lumpini Park.”

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Top 10 World Landmarks:

Top 10 Asia Landmarks:

1.       Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu, Peru

1.       Taj Mahal, Agra, India

2.       Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi, UAE

2.       Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia

3.       Taj Mahal, Agra, India

3.       Bayon Temple, Siem Reap, Cambodia

4.       Great Cathedral and Mosque, Cordoba, Spain

4.       Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar

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

5.       Great Wall at Mutianyu, Beijing, China

6.       Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia

6.       Golden Temple – Harmandir Sahib, Amritsar, India

7.       Bayon Temple, Siem Reap, Cambodia

7.       Meherangarh Fort, Jodhpur, India

8.       Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg, Russia

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

9.       Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.

9.       Amber Fort and Palace, Jaipur, India

10.   Ancient City Walls, Dubrovnik, Croatia

10.   Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest), Paro, Bhutan

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Top 10 Thai Landmarks:

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

2.       Temple of  Dawn (Wat Arun), Bangkok

3.       The Grand Palace, Bangkok

4.       Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew) , Bangkok

5.       Jim Thompson House, Bangkok

6.       Wat Mahathat, Sukhothai

7.       The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre, Kanchanaburi

8.       Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Chiangmai

9.       Wat Chedi Luang, Chiangmai

10.   Ancient City (Mueang Boran), Samut Prakarn

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Top 10 World Parks:

Top 10 Asia Parks:

1.       Stanley Park, Vancouver, Canada

1.      Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore

2.     Garden of the Gods, Colarado Springs, U.S.

2.     Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima, Japan

3.       Central Park, New York City, U.S

3.      Nan Lian Garden, Hong Kong, China

4.       Millennium Park, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

4.     Lumpini Park, Bangkok, Thailand

5.       High Line, New York City, U.S.

5.      Kenrokuen Garden, Kanazawa,

6.       Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Perth, Australia

6.      Nara Park, Nara, Japan

7.       Guell Park, Barcelona, Spain

7.      Jingshan Park (Yingshan Gongyuan), Beijing, China

8.       Ibirapuera Park, Sao Paulo, Brazil

8.      Hong Kong Park, Hong Kong,

9.       Retiro Park, Madrid, Spain

9.      Beihai Park (Beihai Gongyuan), Beijing, China

10.   Luxembourg Gardens, Paris, France

 

10.  Riverside Promenade (Bingjiang Da Dao), Shanghai, China

 

For the complete list of winners from the 2014 Travelers’ Choice Attractions, as well as reviews and candid traveler photos, go to www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Attractions.

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