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World's Most Popular Landmarks (PHOTOS)

Posted: 02/ 1/2012 7:00 am

The High Line, a converted rail bed that's now an elevated park, lures millions to the far west side of Manhattan with its scenic lookouts. Even though it's less than three years old, the High Line has already become one of the world's most popular landmarks according to Travel + Leisure's first-ever landmarks survey.

We asked readers to rank contenders in six categories and flag the ones they've actually traveled to see. We used the latter results to determine the world's most popular landmarks, a revealing list of longtime favorites and buzzed-about newcomers like the High Line.

Landmarks that have played a significant role in history and that are instantly recognizable symbols naturally pique our travel interest. Find out which other landmarks made it into the most popular and start plotting your next trip.

--Sarah Spagnolo

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No. 10 The High Line, New York City
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Flower beds, day loungers, even a bar occupy this once-abandoned elevated rail bed--reconceived by Diller, Scofidio, Renfro, and James Corner Field Operations--that now threads through buildings from the Meatpacking District to West 30th Street.

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