Lonely Planet: Machu Picchu one of the world's most Googled landmarks

17:29 | Lima, Feb. 19.

The interest that the Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu arouses in travelers from all over the world can be seen in the millions of searches that Peru's most popular tourist destination garners on Google, the world's most iconic travel guide Lonely Planet highlighted.

The above information is contained in an article featuring iconic landmarks that are the most Googled in the world.

To determine which bucket-list destinations most pique the public's curiosity, travel insurance company Columbus Direct looked at Google's Keyword Planner and noted the average monthly search volume for 150 popular landmarks.

Thus, Lonely Planet listed the landmarks with the highest search volume over the course of a year, in which the Inca site is placed second after Taj Mahal.

Machu Picchu

According to the article, Machu Picchu is the most famous archaeological site in South America, and at 1,269,260 monthly searches worldwide, it's also the one that holds the most allure for curious Googlers around the globe.

"While nearly 61,000 of those searches come from the UK, internet users from Curaçao and Costa Rica to French Polynesia, Portugal, and Paraguay are looking into the ancient Incan citadel as well," Lonely Planet states.

It must be noted that India's Taj Mahal is the world's most Googled landmark, with more than 1.3 million tags on Instagram and 1,417,650 monthly searches worldwide.

Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world located in the United Arab Emirates comes in at number three, followed by the Niagara Falls (a natural wonder spanning the border of Canada and the US) and the Eiffel Tower, a man-made attraction situated in Paris, France.

Click here to see the complete list of the world's most Googled landmarks published by Lonely Planet.


Published: 2/19/2020
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