1. Machu Picchu – Machu Picchu, Peru
Average summer bookable rates in Machu Picchu: June: $58 July: $59 August: $59
Machu Picchu is an Incan citadel set high in the Andes Mountains in Peru, above the Urubamba River valley. Built in the 15th century and later abandoned, it’s renowned for its sophisticated dry-stone walls that fuse huge blocks without the use of mortar, intriguing buildings that play on astronomical alignments, and panoramic views. Its exact former use remains a mystery.
Elevation: 2,430 m
Area: 13 km²
Management: Government of Peru
2. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Average summer bookable rates Abu Dhabi: June: $112 July: $119 August: $120
3. Angkor Wat – Siem Reap, Cambodia
Average summer bookable rates in Siem Reap: June: $63 July: $63 August: $65
4. St. Peter’s Basilica – Vatican City, Italy
Average summer bookable rates in Vatican City: June: $123 July: $108 August: $102
5. Taj Mahal – Agra, India
Average summer bookable rates in Agra: June: $33 July: $34 August: $34
6. Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba – Cordoba, Spain
Average summer bookable rates in Cordoba: June: $81 July: $63 August: $70
7. Church of the Savior on Spilt Blood – St. Petersburg, Russia
Average summer bookable rates in St. Petersburg: June: $108 July: $81 August: $74
8. The Alhambra – Granada, Spain
Average summer bookable rates in Granada: June: $83 July: $67 August: $71
9. Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool – Washington, D.C.
Average summer bookable rates in Washington, D.C.: June: $307 July: $260 August: $226
10. Milan Cathedral (Duomo) – Milan, Italy
Average summer bookable rates in Milan: June: $141 July: $135 August: $151
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Notes to editors:
1Average seasonal nightly rates of all bookable accommodations in each destination are based on TripAdvisor pricing data for June 1 through August 31, 2016, aggregated from booking partners, including online travel agencies and direct hotel suppliers.
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