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The Ultimate Travel List

A labyrinth of humanity, a jungle-shrouded temple, a head-spinning architectural masterpiece, and the archipelago that prompted Darwin’s theory of evolution…

Lonely Planet has finally announced their Top 500 Places On Planet which has got every passionate traveller, like me, excited to see how many of these magnificent wonders we’ve been to but to also see which of them could be the next on our bucket lists.

Every attraction and destination that has been recommended by a Lonely Planet author over the last 40 years was up for consideration, before the narrowing down commenced. The Lonely Planet community was then asked to vote for their Top 20.

Let your mind wander to distant lands and start planning an adventure with this stellar line-up of must-see sights.

Here are the top 10:

1.  Temples of Angkor, Cambodia

ankor Wat, Cambodia

2.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Great Barrier Reef, Australia

3. Machu Picchu, Peru

Macchu Picchu, Peru

4.  The Great Wall, China

Great Wall of China

5. Taj Mahal, India

Taj Mahal, India

6.  Grand Canyon National Park, United States

Grand Canyon, United States

7. Colosseum, Italy

Colosseum, Italy

8.  Iguazu Falls, Brazil

Lonely Planet's Top 500 Places on the Planet

9.  Alhambra, Spain

10.  Aya Sofya, Turkey




Also on the list included:

  • Sagrada Familia, Spain
  • Tikal, Guatemala
  • Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
  • Santorini, Greece
  • Galapagos Islands, Ecuador


Where is next on your bucket list? There are just too many to choose from!!!


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