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Saturday, December 19, 2015

No surprises: Bangkok, Wat Pho are TripAdvisor travelers’ top choices

Bangkok is one of world’s best cities for travel and Wat Pho its best attraction, according to this year’s TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice awards.

Voters put the Land of Smiles at the top spot for its exotic beaches, heritage sites and amazing food. The country picked up awards in four categories: destination, landmark, island, and beach.

Bangkok came in at no. 18 on the list of the world’s top destinations while the top Buddhist temple attraction Wat Pho came in at no. 21 in the best landmark category.

Meanwhile, Phuket’s Nai Harn Beach was ranked no. 18 among the Best 25 Beaches in the World, while Koh Tao was hailed as one of the world’s 10 best islands, ranking at no. 5.

Globally, Marrakech in Morocco won the best destination, followed by Thailand’s neighbor Siem Reap in Cambodia, and Istanbul in Turkey.
Cambodia took the top spot for landmark with Angkor Wat, followed by Peru’s Machu Picchu and India’s Taj Mahal.

Source: Coconuts