Great Barrier Reef named the best place in the world to visit

Great Barrier Reef named the best place in the world to visit

Great Barrier Reef named the best place in the world to visit

Written by Staff Writer

29 Jun, 2016 | 4:53 pm

In a much-needed boost for the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest living organism has been voted the best place in the world to visit by an influential US travel site.

US News and World Report’s World’s Best Places to Visit for 2016-17 ranked the Reef No.1 ahead of Paris and Bora Bora in French Polynesia.

The Great Barrier Reef is facing rising sea temperatures that have led to mass coral bleaching, Australian scientists say.

The reef covers an area of 344,400 square kilometers and includes about 600 continental islands, 3,000 coral reefs and 150 inshore mangrove islands.

U.S. News analyzed more than 250 destinations using a methodology that combines expert analysis and traveler opinions.

U.S. News & World Report’s best places to visit 2016-17

1. Great Barrier Reef, Australia
2. Paris, France
3. Bora Bora, French Polynesia
4. Florence, Italy
5. Tokyo, Japan
6. Cusco, Peru
7. London, England
8. Rome, Italy
9. New York
10. Maui, Hawaii
11. Cape Town, South Africa
12. Barcelona, Spain
13. Sydney, Australia
14. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
15. Yellowstone National Park, U.S.
16. Amsterdam, Netherlands
17. Hong Kong
18. Cairo, Egypt
19. Washington, D.C.
20. Grand Canyon National Park, U.S.
21. British Virgin Islands
22. Bali, Indonesia
23. San Francisco, California
24. Argentine Patagonia, Argentina
25. Budapest, Hungary

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