In 2018, unveiled the top 25 landmarks in the world. No surprises here: Angkor Wat topped the list. Here's the rest of the stunners - all of which should be added onto your bucket list. That is, if you haven't seen them already.
TripAdvisor has not released an updated list for 2019 or 2020 (yet).
One of the most iconic landmarks in Seville, Spain the Plaza de Espana is best hailed for its architecture. Drawing inspiration from the Reconnaissance and Moorish revival periods, it features colourful tiles, fountains and ponds.
Flowers bask in the open space, as do orange trees which Seville is particularly known for.
Pro tip: Due to its location Sevillian summers can be quite harsh so if you'd prefer to enjoy cool sightseeing weather aim to arrive in April or May.
An absolute gem of the modern world, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center may have only been completed in 2007, but it has already garnered much media attention (remember that controversial photograph of Rihanna posing in front of it?).
Its wonders include 82 domes of seven different sizes and a library pregnant with classic Islamic books and publications.
Pro tip: This is a place of worship, so be respectful and follow custom or you may end up like Rihanna and be asked to leave the premises.
The infamous prison island off the coast of San Francisco is an undisputed "must visit" when in San Fran.
It's a completely alternate feeling from the other winners on this list, harbouring an eerie and haunted atmosphere.
Over the course of a few short years, Alcatraz has journeyed from being a military garrison to a military prison to being the home of Native American activists. Now it remains abandoned and open for tourists.
Pro tip: There's only one way onto the island: by boat and during peak season slots sell out quickly. Book yours early. Also, try and book a morning slot so you can enjoy more time on the island as there's no time limit on your stay. Outside of catching the last ferry back to the mainland, that is.
Another San Fran entrant and the only other bridge to have beaten our Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Golden Gate Bridge is named so as it spans the Golden Gate strait, connecting the city to Marin County.
A symbol of the city, what makes this suspension bridge so exceptional are its eye-catching colours, impressive pillars (750ft) and magical views.
Pro tip: Hire a bike and ride across the bridge for a fun day out. Continue on to the coastal suburb of Sausalito for lunch. Then take the ferry back with your bike for a diverse round-trip experience.
No landmark commands the waterfront the way the Hungarian Parliament Building in Budapest does.
Opened in 1904, this century-old site still stands strong as the seat of the National Assembly of Hungary. It takes tourists on guided tours to marvel at its Neo-Gothic architecture and the historical relics that lie within, including the Hungarian Crown Jewels.
French for "Our Lady of Paris" (Notre-Dame de Paris), this building has been hailed as being one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture.
From sculptures to stained glass it can be studied for hours by the curious mind and, like many other churches and cathedrals, you are able to climb up its towers for a close-up view of its bells and gargoyles.
Due to a fire in April 2019, the cathedral is currently under restoration so you may prefer to hold off visiting until works are complete.
Pro tip: Approach it from the bridge to make the journey that much more spectacular.
Watching over the city of Rio de Janeiro, is a giant statue of Christ the Redeemer who stands at an impressive 30 metres, which doesn't include its 8 metre pedestal.
The statue is second only to its panoramic views of the city which include Sugar Loaf Mountain.
Originally designed as a statue of Christ holding a globe, it now features Christ opening his arms to embrace the world instead.
Pro tip: If you're travelling during winter check the weather before you check this one out. If it's rainy you'll hardly be able to see the statue, let alone the view, which is a disappointing sight to say the least.
Perched on the edge of the water not a moments walk from Tower Bridge, Tower of London is steeped in history that many would know full well. William The Conqueror, Henry III, and Edward I all played parts in its creation, Henry VI was murdered here and Anne Boleyn lived here.
Today the crown jewels can be seen within its walls.
Pro tip: Score 2 for 1 tickets with a valid train ticket. With tickets costing £30.30 per person, if two are travelling you can catch the train here (a one-stop journey will do). Then, show your ticket at the ticket booth to get you both in for the price of one.
No visit to Athens would be complete without taking in the magnanimity of the Acropolis.
Perched high above the city, it's pretty difficult not to spot this ancient citadel. This incredible architectural feat is home to the famous Parthenon as well as the Temple of Athena Nike
Pro tip: The lines at the base of The Acropolis always run long but if you're planning to visit multiple sites, you can purchase a multi-site pass from a ticket booth at a participating archaeological site including Ancient Agora, Roman Agora and Hadrian's Library) which typically have short or no line.
Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho), Thailand
This is one of the three major temples in Thailand's capital. While all are spectacular in their own way, the Temple of the Reclining Buddha commands attention measuring 15 metres in height and 43 metres in length.
Its most impressive feature however is its feet. These are inlaid with mother-of-pearl comprising of 108 individual panels, each symbolising various aspects of Buddha.
Pro tip: Don't limit yourself to Wat Pho, dedicate a whole day to the temples. You won't regret it.
Not the Great Wall itself, but rather a section of it that lies in Huairou County, a short distance from the city of Beijing.
What makes this section in particular so significant? Aside from connecting Jianjou and Lianhuachi, it's one of the best preserved sections of the Wall itself and sits almost completely surrounded by forest.
We'll give you a moment to pick that jaw off the floor. This basilica is literally that beautiful. You'll find it in the Old Town of Montreal and once you enter you'll feel as though you've been transported to another time and place.
Lights sparkle and orchestral music plays in this enchanting space. It features a series of multimedia installations which come to light after dark.
You'll have crossed paths with this traditional shrine and its maze like torii gates on social media, for sure.
Thousands of these gates stack together, building into a network of trails that lead toward the central buildings.
While you'll find Inari shrines throughout the country, this one in Kyoto in particular draws the crowds in for its forest trails, views from the summit of Mount Inarii on which is stands, and the beauty of its main buildings.
Stephanie Yip is the travel editor at Finder and has been writing about travel and lifestyle for over a decade. She has written for Travel Weekly, Escape, Showpo, The Nibbler and Hostelworld. She was also the editor of kids magazine DMAG. Stephanie has a Bachelor of Communications from the University of Technology Sydney and has visited 55 countries (and counting).
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