Image Post — World’s Top 25 Destinations 2017
TripAdvisor – Travellers’ Choice Awards
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Travellers’ Choice Awards 2017 organized by TripAdvisor are out for World’s Top 25 Destinations among others. Find out what the best destinations in the world are as awarded by millions of real travellers.
Millions of TripAdvisor users voted on their favorite destinations around the world. The good news is that six of the top 25 spots on the list are in Asia, including three in top ten – Bali, Indonesia (first), Siem Reap, Cambodia (eighth) and Phuket, Thailand (tength). The bad news is that there is no winner from India. Nevertheless, we will publish tomorrow top ten destinations in India.
Travellers’ Choice Awards 2017 — Top Ten Destinations in the World
Today, we publish on this blog post, top ten destinations in the world from TripAdvisor website.
1. Bali, Indonesia
Bali is a living postcard, an Indonesian paradise that feels like a fantasy. Soak up the sun on a stretch of fine white sand, or commune with the tropical creatures as you dive along coral ridges or the colorful wreck of a WWII war ship. On shore, the lush jungle shelters stone temples and mischievous monkeys. The “artistic capital” of Ubud is the perfect place to see a cultural dance performance, take a batik or silver-smithing workshop, or invigorate your mind and body in a yoga class.
Don’t Miss: Waterbom Bali, Mayong Village Tracking Experience, Tirta Gangga Image Source: TripAdvisor
2. London, United Kingdom
There’s so much to see and do in London, it’s easy to be overwhelmed. Major sights like the Tower of London and Buckingham Palace are on most visitors’ itineraries, but no matter what your interests, you’ll probably find something here. Art lovers should make a beeline for the National Gallery and the Tate Modern. If military history’s your thing, don’t miss the Cabinet War Rooms. Finally, forget everything you’ve heard about bland, mushy British food—the restaurant scene here is fabulous.
Don’t Miss: British Museum, Churchill War Rooms, St James’s Park Image Source: TripAdvisor
3. Paris, France
Everyone who visits Paris for the first time probably has the same punchlist of major attractions to hit: The Louvre, Notre Dame, The Eiffel Tower, etc. Just make sure you leave some time to wander the city’s grand boulevards and eat in as many cafes, bistros and brasseries as possible. And don’t forget the shopping—whether your tastes run to Louis Vuitton or Les Puces (the flea market), you can find it here.
Don’t Miss: Musee d’Orsay, Pont Alexandre III, Sainte-Chapelle Image Source: TripAdvisor
4. Rome, Italy
It’s nicknamed the Eternal City for a reason. In Rome, you can drink from a street fountain fed by an ancient aqueduct. Or see the same profile on a statue in the Capitoline Museum and the guy making your cappuccino. (Which, of course, you know never to order after 11 am.) Rome is also a city of contrasts—what other place on earth could be home to both the Vatican and La Dolce Vita?
Don’t Miss: Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, Colosseum, Galleria Borghese Image Source: TripAdvisor
5. New York City, New York
The first time you go to New York, go ahead and be a sight-seer—everyone should visit the Statue of Liberty, the Met, Times Square, etc. But on a return trip, pick a neighbourhood and go deep. You’ll find hole-in-the-wall bars, great delis, quirky shops… exploring the non-touristy side of New York is an incredibly rewarding experience for a traveller.
Don’t Miss: Frick Collection, The High Line, Broadway Image Source: TripAdvisor
6. Crete, Greece
Crete is the largest of the Greek islands and is a paradise for tourists seeking sunshine, beaches, and culture. Chania lies on the northern coast of Crete. It’s the second largest city on the island and is served by an airport. Upon arrival, hire a car and drive the 30 kilometres up to the White Mountains. This beautiful setting is perfect for relaxing or doing a spot of walking and is also a good base to explore the region’s attractions.
Don’t Miss: Elafonissi Beach, Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, Heraklion Archaeological Museum Image Source: TripAdvisor
7. Barcelona, Spain
Stroll Las Ramblas and enjoy Barcelona’s unique blend of Catalan culture, distinctive architecture, lively nightlife and trendy, stylish hotels. You’ll find Europe’s best-preserved Gothic Quarter here, as well as amazing architectural works by Gaudi. La Sagrada Familia, considered Gaudi’s masterpiece, is still under construction (your entrance fee helps to fund the project). Feel like a picnic? Look no further than the rambunctious La Boqueria market, where you can stock up on local delicacies.
Don’t Miss: Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, Casa Batllo, Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic) Image Source: TripAdvisor
8. Siem Reap, Cambodia
When the morning light washes over the overgrown temples and ruins of Angkor Wat, a simple Siem Reap sunrise becomes a profound event. The ancient structures are contained within one of the largest religious complexes in the world. The complex and the 12th century Angkor Thom royal city are considered the main reasons to visit Siem Reap. Get a lesson in national history at the Cambodian Cultural Village, and a lesson in bargaining at the Angkor Night Market, a bonanza of shopping stalls, food vendors, and bars.
Don’t Miss: Angkor Wat, Bayon Temple, Angkor Archaeological Park Image Source: TripAdvisor
9. Prague, Czech Republic
We hear the question, “What’s the next Prague?” a lot. But while we’re all for discovering great new destinations, we hardly think Prague is over. Sure, everyone’s heard of it, but it’s still a grand city with extraordinary historic and cultural sights, and it’s definitely worth a visit. The often-rebuilt Prague Castle has overlooked the city since the 9th century, and the synagogues and cemetery of the Jewish Quarter are must-sees. Nightlife here is diverse and plentiful, from trendy clubs to sophisticated wine bars to late-night cellar bars.
Don’t Miss: Old Town Square, St Vitus Cathedral, Lobkowicz Palace Image Source: TripAdvisor
10. Phuket, Thailand
Phuket offers a rainbow spectrum of spectacular holiday sights from blue lagoons and pink sunsets to orange-robed monks. Three wheeled-Tuk Tuks, taxis, buses and long tailed boats transport visitors between these marvels. Phuket’s south coast offers its most popular beaches. The north is more tranquil. Koh Phi Phi, Phang Nga Bay and Patong Beach are popular spots. Diving, snorkeling, wind surfing and sailing are just a few active options. Inland, forested hills, mountains and cliffs wait to be explored.
Don’t Miss: Kata Noi Beach, Freedom Beach, Soi Dog Foundation Image Source: TripAdvisor
Travellers’ Choice Awards 2017 — Next Fifteen Destinations in the World
You may see images of other winners on TripAdvisor’s website. But here is a list of the next 15 destinations here:
- 11.Istanbul, Turkey
- 13.Hoi An, Vietnam
- 14.St Petersburg, Russia
- 15.Roatán, Honduras
- 16.Marrakech, Morocco
- 17.Ambergris Caye, Belize
- 18.Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- 19.St Maarten, Mexico
- 20.Playa del Carmen,
- 21.Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- 22.Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
- 23.Kathmandu, Nepal
- 24.Bora Bora, French Polynesia
- 25.Cusco, Peru
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