The world’s tallest building is the most searched for landmark
A study from luxury travel company Kuoni has revealed that the Burj Khalifa is the most searched for landmark throughout 66 countries analysed.
The skyscraper, which measures 830 metres, is the most Googled landmark by web users in India, Switzerland and most of Africa, as well as Fiji, Indonesia and Turkmenistan.
In the UAE, however, the most searched for landmark was India’s Taj Mahal, which comes joint fourth in the study, with England’s Big Ben.
The second most popular landmark is France’s Eiffel Tower, which ranked first in the volume of searches in 29 counties, including the UK, Ireland, Canada and Australia. In third place is Machu Picchu, which came out on top in 19 counties, including Mexico, Spain and Chile.
According to the study, online searches for the world’s most famous landmarks have risen by 20% over the past month.
World landmarks in order of search popularity:
- Burj Khalifa, UAE – 66 countries
- Eiffel Tower, France – 29 countries
- Machu Picchu, Peru – 19 countries
- Big Ben, UK – 11 countries
- Taj Mahal, India – 11 countries
- Pompeii, Italy – 9 countries
- Alhambra, Spain – 5 countries
- Notre Dame, France – 4 countries
- Stonehenge, UK – 4 countries
- Petra, Jordan – 3 countries
- Great Wall of China, China – 3 countries