Lonely Planet: 2015年終極旅遊名勝十大

世界著名旅遊雜誌 "Lonely Planet" 推出了最新的旅遊指南--《終極旅遊指南》(Ultimate Travel: The 500 Best Places on the Planet), 當中的編輯和作者介紹了全球500個最佳旅遊點並將它們排名次, 這些都是名符其實的超級名勝, 結果排頭三甲的分別是柬埔寨吳哥窟、澳洲大堡礁以及秘魯「天空之城」馬丘比丘。

2015年 "Lonely Planet" 終極旅遊名勝十大, 排名如下:
1. Temples of Angkor (Siem Reap, Cambodia) 柬埔寨吳哥窟
Lonely Planet says: The world's greatest temple to the Hindu god Vishnu, the magnificent monument of Angkor Wat is the crowning glory in a complex of more than 1000 temples, shrines and tombs that forms a virtual city of spires in the jungles of northern Cambodia.

2. Great Barrier Reef (Australia) 澳洲大堡礁
Lonely Planet says: Stretching more than 1,860 miles up the northeastern coast of Australia, it's home to the world's largest network of coral reefs and thousands of species of fish and marine life.

3. Machu Picchu (Peru) 祕魯馬丘比丘
Lonely Planet says: It's not the outrageously dramatic Andean setting, nor the way that the city clings to impossibly precipitous slopes that makes Machu Picchu so mind-blowing -- it's the fact that no one really knows what happened here.

4. Great Wall (China) 中國萬里長城
Lonely Planet says: It's a myth that it can be seen from space, but this awe-inspiring maze of walls and fortifications stretching for an astonishing 5500 miles across rugged landscape seems both infinite and indestructible.

5. Taj Mahal (Agra, India) 印度泰姬陵
Lonely Planet says: Acres of shimmering white marble, a few thousand semiprecious stones carved and inlaid in intricate Islamic patterns, all in perfect symmetry -- the breathtaking mausoleum is architectural perfection.

6. Grand Canyon National Park (Arizona) 美國大峽谷國家公園
Lonely Planet says: Look down at two billion years of geologic time and you'll see why the mile-deep, 277-mile-long phenomenon is nature's cathedral.

7. Colosseum (Rome) 義大利羅馬競技場
Lonely Planet says: This massive 50,000-seat amphitheater is Rome's most thrilling sights, and a monument to raw, merciless power, which can still be felt today by anyone who steps foot inside.

8. Iguazu Falls (Argentina/Brazil) 阿根廷和巴西交界的伊瓜蘇瀑布
Lonely Planet says: The Guarani name for them is a huge understatement: Big Water. They're so enormous, tour boats in the foaming pools below look like matchsticks to viewers from the boardwalks above.

9. Alhambra (Granada, Spain) 西班牙安達魯西亞的阿蘭布拉宮
Lonely Planet says: Sheer red walls set against a mountain backdrop, the palace complex dominating Granada's skyline is perhaps the most refined example of Islamic art anywhere in the world, and the most enduring symbol of 800 years of enlightened Moorish rule in medieval Spain.

10. Aya Sofya (Istanbul) 土耳其聖索菲亞大教堂
Lonely Planet says: Church, mosque and museum in one, Istanbul's Aya Sofya defies easy categorization. It was built almost 1,500 years ago when Byzantine Emperor Justinian I demanded a cathedral that would mimic the majesty of the heavens on earth and eclipse the wonders of Rome.

資料來源: http://edition.cnn.com/2015/08/17/travel/lonely-planet-ultimate-travelist
及 http://www.lonelyplanet.com/ultimate-travel