Swiping left on Machu Picchu: These are the best - and worst - tourist attractions in the world according to online ratings

2019-03-12 06:30 - Gabi Zietsman
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Not all famous tourist attractions are like their Tinder profile pic.

You know that feeling - regaled by popular culture and your favourite social media travel influencer, you finally make it to a world-famous icon - but the perfect date you thought you signed up for ends up becoming another swipe left.

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But this isn't always the case. Sometimes a tourist attraction is exactly as advertised - maybe even better than you thought - and luckily we live in the age of the interwebs where you can get a quick review of those who have visited before.

Stasher - a luggage storage specialist - decided to make this even easier by aggregating all reviews and ratings of famous landmarks and attractions around the world (which apparently barely includes Africa) in one neat overall rating.

They used the rating data from TripAdvisor, Google Reviews and Booking.com alongside the ease of access from any major airport via Google Maps, the safety and security indicator from the World Economic Forum and the Instagram engagement from 200 posts' likes.

If only you could have this function for human Tinder.

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Here are the top 10 best-rated attractions in the world:

10. Great Smoky Mountains National Park, US

Total average: 7.43/10 

Best tied TripAdvisor and Google Reviews scores

9. Hungarian Parliament Building, Hungary

Total average: 7.43/10 

8. Acropolis, Greece

Total average: 7.55/10

Best Booking.com score

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7. The Blue Lagoon, Iceland

Total average: 7.56/10

6. Van Gogh Museum, The Netherlands

Total average: 7.63/10

Best Instagram Engagement Score

5. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre, United Arab Emirates

Total average: 7.78/10

Best tied TripAdvisor and Safety and Security scores

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4. Mosque of Cordoba, Spain

Total average: 7.8/10

Best tied TripAdvisor score

3. Puy du Fou, France

Total average: 7.99/10

2. Matterhorn, Switzerland

Total average: 8.08/10

Best tied TripAdvisor score

1. Plaza de Espana, Spain

Total average: 8.13/10 

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Here are the top 5 worst rated attractions in the world:

5. Everland, South Korea

Total average: 5.02/10

4. Hong Kong Disneyland, China

Total average: 5.01/10

3. Ocean Park, China

Total average: 4.95/10

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2. Machu Picchu, Peru

Total average: 4.58/10

Best tied TripAdvisor score

Worst Ease of Access score

1. Hollywood Walk of Fame

Total average: 3.73/10

Worst TripAdvisor, Google Reviews scores

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