Destinations

Canberra, finally interesting?

Daisy Melwani

The famed Sydney Opera House has been booted off as the country’s favourite landmark, so what has replaced it?

According to TripAdvisor followers, Australia’s most beloved landmark is the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, per a Yahoo7 report.

The second spot was awarded to last year’s winner, the Sydney Opera House, while the Sydney Harbour Bridge was voted as third favourite and Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance came in fourth.

Internationally, Machu Picchu in Peru was recognised as the world’s top spot, followed by Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi and Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

The full list is below:

Australia’s Top Landmarks

1. Australian War Memorial, Canberra

2. Sydney Opera House, Sydney

3. Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney

4. Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne

5. Block Arcade, Melbourne

6. Port Arthur Historic Site, Port Arthur

7. Fremantle Prison, Fremantle

8. Kings Park War Memorial, Perth

9. Australian Parliament House, Canberra

10. Queen Victoria Building (QVB), Sydney

 

World’s Top Landmarks

1. Machu Picchu, Peru

2. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi

3. Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia

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

5. Taj Mahal, Agra, India

6. Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, Cordoba, Spain

7. Church of the Savior on Spilt Blood, St Petersburg, Russia

8. The Alhambra, Granada, Spain

9. Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, Washington D.C. United States

10. Milan Cathedral (Duomo) Milan, Italy


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