The 15 Most Popular Tourist Destinations Of 2018

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Burj Khalifa is sixth on the list

Everyone knows the monuments, buildings and landmarks in world-famous cities that you're definitely supposed to tick off your bucket list. But, how do we know the ones which are actually visited?

Taxi app Uber has released a list of the top 15 tourist destinations around the world, in order of the number of Uber, rides taken to each landmark over the past 11 months (from January 1, 2018, to December 1, 2018). The company said there are more than 15 million Uber trips each day, with residents in the US, Brazil and India amassing the most mileage.

Here are the landmarks people are jumping in taxis to visit:

Empire State Building, New York City

Empire State Building, New York City

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The iconic Manhattan skyscraper is 103 stories tall and features 360-degree viewing platforms on the 86th and 102nd floors.

Freedom Tower, New York City

Freedom Tower, New York City

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The tower stands, poignantly, in the World Trade Centre area of New York City. It's the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and boasts the One World Observatory on levels 100, 101 and 102 offering panoramic views of the city.

CN Tower, Toronto

CN Tower, Toronto

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Each year, more than 1.5 million people visit Canada's national tower, which serves as a telecommunications portal for the city of Toronto. At 1,150 ft, there is the tower's restaurant which incredible views of the city.

Arc de Triomphe, Paris

Arc De Triopmphe

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Found at the end of the famous Champs-Elysees is the historic monument, which dates back to 1836. If you're willing to brave the steps up to the top of the Arc, you'll be rewarded with beautiful panoramic views of the French capital.

Eiffel Tower, Paris

Eiffel Tower, Paris

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Another French icon follows closely behind with the Eiffel Tower: a 1,063 feet landmark which was originally built in 1889 to commemorate 100 years since the French Revolution. It welcomes almost seven million visitors a year.

Burj Khalifa, Dubai

Burj Khalifa, Dubai

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The tallest building in the world is sixth on the list. At over 828 metres 2,716,5 feet and 160 stories, it also contains the highest occupied floor in the world, highest outdoor observation deck (at 555 metres high) in the world and lift with the longest travel distance in the world.

Buckingham Palace, London

Buckingham Palace, London

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The famous building has been the official London residence of the UK's royal family since 1837 and is also the administrative headquarters of the Queen. It features 775 rooms which include 19 staterooms, 52 royal and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms and 78 bathrooms.

Disneyland, California

Disneyland, California

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The first ever Walt Disney park is the one found in Anaheim, California. The ever-evolving magical land of Mickey and Minnie Mouse has been open since 1955.

The Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

The Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

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People are also reportedly taking taxis just to look at one of the most recognisable bridges in the world, according to Uber. The suspension bridge saw 38 million vehicles cross it in 2017.

Sydney Opera House, Sydney

Sydney Opera House, Sydney

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Arguably the best-known piece of architecture in Australia, the Opera House welcomes more than 8.2 million visitors a year and presents more than 2000 performing arts shows each year.

The Blue Mosque, Istanbul

The Blue Mosque, Istanbul

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The Sultan Ahmed Mosque is a historic place of worship which is estimated to have been built between 1609 and 1616.

Berlin Wall, Berlin

Berlin Wall

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One of the most famous historical physical borders in the world, and an existing relic of the Cold War, still partly stands in the German capital. A section of the wall, which was dismantled in 1991, is home to the East Side Gallery - 1,316 metres of different works of art.

The Vatican, Vatican City

The Vatican, Vatican City

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The Vatican itself is home to the iconic Saint Peter's Basilica and the Michelangelo-adorned Sistine Chapel.

Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro

Christ the redeemer, Rio De Janeiro

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The iconic statue stands at 30 metres high and looks out over the city of Rio.

Great Pyramid of Giza, Cairo

The Great Pyramid of Giza, Cairo

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The Great Pyramid of Giza is the largest and oldest of the three famous Ancient Egyptian pyramids which are found on the outskirts of the capital Cairo.


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