It can be hard to know which tourist attractions are worthy of your time and which are not when you visit a new country, which is exactly where this map comes in.
Created by Vouchercloud, the map shows the top rated thing to do in every country in the world, compiled according to TripAdvisor’s extensive database of reviews. Broken down into four sub categories: historic, natural, religious and tourist, the majority of the top attractions are natural, comprising 76 of the total 197 countries. Historic attractions make up 54 of the total countries, followed by tourist (38) and religious (29) attractions.
While some of the top attractions are exactly as you’d expect – Italy’s is the Colosseum – others are slightly questionable, such as Harry Potter World in the UK. Perhaps unsurprising given the data does come from TripAdvisor, the map still makes for interesting reading, not to mention a measure of how many significant world sites you’ve been to in your travels.
As for the million dollar question of what excites people most about our homeland: sadly, it’s not the Great Barrier Reef, Uluru, or any of our stunning beaches, but rather the Sydney Harbour Bridge. I suppose we should just be grateful it isn’t in danger of collapsing from tourists locking padlocks symbolising their love all over it!
How many of these top attractions have you been to? Given that I’ve travelled to a significantly high number of countries, I’m sitting on rather disappointing 11!
Map courtesy of Vouchercloud