TripAdvisor: the most talked about attractions of 2012

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.**

AFRICA

Table Mountain, South Africa - TripAdvisor's  most talked about attractions of 2012

Table Mountain. Photo by coda

Table Mountain – Cape Town, South Africa

Majorelle Garden, Marrakech - TripAdvisor's  most talked about attractions of 2012

Majorelle Garden, Marrakech. Photo by Jean-Baptiste Bellet

Majorelle Garden – Marrakech, Morocco

ASIA

BTS Skytrain, Bangkok - TripAdvisor's  most talked about attractions of 2012

BTS Skytrain, Bangkok. Photo by Argenberg

BTS Skytrain (rot fai fah) – Bangkok, Thailand

Victoria Peak, Hong Kong - TripAdvisor's  most talked about attractions of 2012

Victoria Peak, Hong Kong. Photo by Doun Dounell

Victoria Peak – Hong Kong, China

CENTRAL AMERICA

Cave Tubing, Belize - TripAdvisor's  most talked about attractions of 2012

Cave Tubing, Belize. Photo by satanoid

Cave Tubing with Vitalino Reyes – Belize City, Belize

Panama Canal, Panama City - TripAdvisor's  most talked about attractions of 2012

Panama Canal, Panama City. Photo by cdorobek

Canal de Panama (Panama Canal) – Panama City, Panama

EUROPE

Eiffel Tower, Paris - TripAdvisor's  most talked about attractions of 2012

Eiffel Tower, Paris. Photo by alfieianni

Eiffel Tower – Paris, France

Musée du Louvre, Paris - TripAdvisor's  most talked about attractions of 2012

Musée du Louvre, Paris. Photo by Roberto Taddeo

Musée du Louvre – Paris, France

MIDDLE EAST

Dubai Fountains, Dubai - TripAdvisor's  most talked about attractions of 2012

Dubai Fountains – Dubai. Photo by george shahda

Dubai Fountains – Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Burj Khalifa, Dubai - TripAdvisor's  most talked about attractions of 2012

Burj Khalifa, Dubai. Photo by neekoh.fi

Burj Khalifa – Dubai, United Arab Emirates

NORTH AMERICA

Bellagio Fountains, Las Vegas - TripAdvisor's  most talked about attractions of 2012

Bellagio Fountains, Las Vegas. Photo by o palsson

Bellagio Fountains – Las Vegas, USA

Central Park, New York City - TripAdvisor's  most talked about attractions of 2012

Central Park, New York City. Photo by LeninB

Central Park – New York City, USA

SOUTH AMERICA

Sugarloaf Mountain, Rio de Janeiro - TripAdvisor's  most talked about attractions of 2012

Sugarloaf Mountain, Rio de Janeiro. Photo by Dael Poulter

Sugarloaf Mountain (Pao de Acucar) – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

La Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires - TripAdvisor's  most talked about attractions of 2012

La Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires. Photo by Andrew Currie

La Recoleta Cemetery (Cementerio de la Recoleta) – Buenos Aires, Argentina

SOUTH PACIFIC

Sydney Harbour, Sydney - TripAdvisor's  most talked about attractions of 2012

Sydney Harbour, Sydney. Photo by aussiegall

Sydney Harbour – Sydney, Australia

City Circle Tram, Melbourne - TripAdvisor's  most talked about attractions of 2012

City Circle Tram, Melbourne. Photo by va1berg

City Circle Tram – Melbourne, Australia

Which one would you most like to visit? Tweet us or comment below.

*TripAdvisor’s own statistics.

**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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