The 10 best tourist attractions in the world, according to Lonely Planet

Grand CanyonShutterstockThe Grand Canyon made 6th place, and was the only American site in the top 10.

Lonely Planet has long been the backpacker’s bible, and the savvy traveler’s go-to guidebook.

The travel guide publisher just released its Ultimate Travel List, a bucket list of destinations assembled by its globetrotting team of travel writers and tourism experts.

Here are the 10 best tourist attractions in the world, according to Lonely Planet.

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10. Aya Sofya, Turkey

10.  Aya Sofya, Turkey

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9. Alhambra, Spain

9.  Alhambra, Spain

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8. Iguazú Falls, Brazil

8.  Iguazú Falls, Brazil

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7. Colosseum, Italy

7.  Colosseum, Italy

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6. Grand Canyon National Park, USA

6. Grand Canyon National Park, USA

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5. Taj Mahal, India

5. Taj Mahal, India

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4. Great Wall of China, China

4. Great Wall of China, China

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The Great Wall of China.

3. Machu Picchu, Peru

2. Great Barrier Reef, Australia

2. Great Barrier Reef, Australia

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1. Temples of Angkor, Cambodia

1. Temples of Angkor, Cambodia

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