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Abu Dhabi Mosque Named One Of Top Landmarks in World

Only One Place Beat Abu Dhabi's Grand Mosque for Top Landmark in the World

Anyone who has ever graced this space will know it's one of the most awesome experiences you can have, and now the whole world knows it.

The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center in Abu Dhabi has been voted one of the Top 25 Landmarks in the World.

Using one of its visitor's quotes to sum up the experience, the TripAdvisor list stated: "Grand is an understatement. The architecture, the white marble and the beautifully maintained green gardens are stunning."

The mosque - which has been visited by famous faces including Rihanna - made it to number 2 on the list, only just falling behind Machu Piccu in Peru.

It's worth noting the place rose above the likes of Ankor Wat in Cambodia, the Vatican City in Italy and India's Taj Mahal.

The Grand Mosque, in the UAE's capital city, was also named the number one landmark in the Middle East, and from this time-lapse video - it's easy to see why.

THE VOYAGE from Beno Saradzic on Vimeo.

The World

1. Machu Pichu, Peru

2. Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi

3. Ankor Wat, Cambodia

4. St. Peter's Basilica, Italy

5. Taj Mahal, India

6. Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba, Spain

7. Church of the Savior on Spilt Blood, Russia

8. The Alhambra, Spain

9. Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, Washington DC

10. Milan Cathedral, Italy

11. Golden Gate Bridge, California

12. Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), Turkey

13. Grand Palace, Belgium

14. Eiffel Tower, France

15. Notre Dame Cathedral, France

16. Great Wall at Mutianyu, China

17. Acropolis, Greece

18. Corcovado - Cristo Redentor, Brazil

19. Big Ben, UK

20. Chichen Itza, Mexico

21. Temple of Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho), Thailand

22. Burj Khalifa, Dubai

23. Australian War Memorial, Canberra

24. Sydney Opera House, Australia

25. Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Japan

Middle East

1. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center, Abu Dhabi

2. Burj Khalifa, Dubai

3. Petra World Heritage Site, Petra

4. Burj Al Arab, Dubai

5. Western Wall, Jerusalem

6. Temple of Karnak, Egypt

7. Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi

8. Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Oman

9. Abu Simbel Temple Complex, Egypt

10. Pyramids of Giza, Egypt

11. Church of the Holy Sepuchre, Jerusalem

12. Masjid an-Nabi, Saudi Arabia

13. Masada National Park, Israel

14. Valley of the Kings, Egypt

15. Persepolis, Iran

16. Imam Square, Iran

17. Grand Mosque, Mecca

18. Jerash Ruins, Jordan

19. Baha'i Gardens and Golden Dome, Israel

20. Mount of Olives, Jerusalem

21. Temple of Hathor at Dendera, Egypt

22. Imam Reza Holy Shrine, Iran

23. Temples of Baalbek, Lebanon

24. Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Iran

25. Quba Mosque, Saudi Arabia

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