Since launching in early 2000, TripAdvisor has risen to become one of the most popular and influential sources of travel information on the planet, let alone the net.
Over the past 12 years the site’s harvested more than 75 million reviews.* Putting aside for a second the fact that each is best handled with a dose of scepticism, collectively all those opinions can tell us a lot about the current travel zeitgeist.
Enjoy this gallery of TripAdvisor’s Most Talked About Attractions of 2012. They’re arranged by region.**
Table Mountain – Cape Town, South Africa
Majorelle Garden – Marrakech, Morocco
BTS Skytrain (rot fai fah) – Bangkok, Thailand
Victoria Peak – Hong Kong, China
Cave Tubing with Vitalino Reyes – Belize City, Belize
Canal de Panama (Panama Canal) – Panama City, Panama
Eiffel Tower – Paris, France
Musée du Louvre – Paris, France
Dubai Fountains – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Burj Khalifa – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Bellagio Fountains – Las Vegas, USA
Central Park – New York City, USA
Sugarloaf Mountain (Pao de Acucar) – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
La Recoleta Cemetery (Cementerio de la Recoleta) – Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sydney Harbour – Sydney, Australia
City Circle Tram – Melbourne, Australia
Which one would you most like to visit? Tweet us or comment below.
**The “most talked about” attractions are those that received the most reviews over the course of the calendar year.
(Featured image of Table Mountain, South Africa, by coda)
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