Manhattan, Grand Canyon Among Most Travelled Top 10 Bucket List Locations, Finds Tellwut Online Survey
Have you ever dreamed of standing next to the pyramids in Egypt or walking on the Great Wall of China? Some of Tellwut’s online community has! Adam Bisby, travel consultant for MSN Travel, recently listed ten places that every person should visit before they die. The top ten included well known cities and tourist attractions such as Manhattan and the Giza Pyramid Complex in Egypt but also discussed lesser known locations like Machu Picchu, Peru and Angkor, Cambodia . A recent Tellwut online poll asked voters which locations they have been to and which they would most like to visit. It was discovered that out of the 615 voters, about a quarter of those had been to either Manhattan or the Grand Canyon. With Manhattan being one of the most popular tourist spots in the world and pairing incredible shopping, sight- seeing and dining with cheap flights and easy access, it’s clear why it’s one of the most visited places. The Grand Canyon, with its astounding views and various activities like rafting, has always been a favorite for tourists as well.
57% of the Tellwut online survey voters stated that out of the Top Ten list, they wanted to visit the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park in Australia the most, with the Pyramids and the Great Wall of China tying for second place at 51%. The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s biggest coral reef system and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Unfortunately, it’s also in one of the most expensive countries to get to so most people are only able to dream about dolphins and sea turtles rather than actually see them. The Great Wall of China and the Giza Pyramid Complex are also commonly known tourist attractions yet are also expensive places to get to. Third place goes to Ile de la Cite, an island located in Paris which possesses the prison that Marie Antoinette stayed in while awaiting execution.
The least travelled place on the list is Angkor, Cambodia with 3% of the online voters visiting there and second place is tied between Angel Falls, Venezuela, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania and Machu Picchu, Peru, all at 4%. Angkor is home to the world’s largest religious structure which was lost for centuries in the jungle and is now becoming more visible providing a beautiful tourist attraction. For those of you who don’t know, Angel Falls is the tallest waterfall in the world at 979 meters and surrounded by rainforests and lakes in Canaima National Park making it one of Venezuela’s top tourist attractions. The Serengeti National Park in Tanzania is a large wildlife preserve that boasts the largest animal migration on Earth and is home to animals such as lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos and over a million wildebeest. This park is regarded as one of the best places to catch a glimpse of these amazing creatures and the area includes luxury hotels and safari camps. Oddly enough, 42% of voters on the Tellwut online survey said they had no interest in travelling to Serengeti, perhaps because they weren’t entirely sure what it was.