Ten landmarks in Indonesia were recognized on Tuesday as must-see destinations by TripAdvisor, according to its 2014 Travelers’ Choice awards that highlight the top landmarks and parks around the world.
According to the list, the 8th century Borobudur Temple in Magelang, Central Java, is the top landmark in the country, followed by Prambanan Temple in Yogyakarta, Central Java, and Gunung Kawi in Tampaksiring, Bali.
“Borobudur is definitely not to be missed. It’s a real gem and an impressive monumental temple," said a TripAdvisor traveler.
Landmarks in Bali dominated the list, claiming six out of the top 10 spots nationwide, while Java boasted three of the best landmarks.
There were 929 winners identified in this the second year of the award’s existence. In addition to a list that ranked the top 25 sites worldwide, there were dedicated lists for Asia; Australia; Canada; China; Europe; India; Mexico; South America; the South Pacific; the United Kingdom and the United States.
“TripAdvisor travelers have helped identify some of the best attractions around the globe. These award-winning landmarks and parks are an ideal starting point for taking in the world’s must-see sights," said TripAdvisor chief marketing officer Barbara Messing in a press release on Tuesday.
The Travelers’ Choice awards recognize the best travel spots worldwide based on millions of reviews from TripAdvisor travelers. Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews for landmark and park attractions worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period.
Top 10 landmarks in Indonesia:
1. Borobudur Temple, Magelang, Central Java
2. Prambanan Temple, Yogyakarta, Central Java
3. Gunung Kawi, Tampaksiring, Bali
4. Tirta Gangga, Karangasem, Bali
5. Tirta Empul Temple, Tampaksiring, Bali
6. Ulun Danu Temple, Baturiti, Bali
7. Tjong A Fie's Mansion, Medan, North Sumatra
8. Plaosan Temple, Yogyakarta, Central Java
9. Ujung Water Palace, Karangasem, Bali
10. Saraswati Temple, Ubud, Bali