Americans, put Angkor Wat No.1 on your bucket list

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Experts over at TripAdvisor have crunched the numbers to compile a list of the most affordable bucket-list destinations around the world and found that Angkor Wat in Cambodia is the most budget-friendly option for US travellers.

After calculating the cost per day to experience some of the world’s most popular once-in-a-lifetime experiences, TripAdvisor found that Angkor Wat is the most accessible at US$2,971 (RM13,000) per week, for two people.

Costs included the price of a round-trip flight, airport taxi, four-star hotel, dinner, and day tour.

One of the most important archeological sites in South-East Asia, the temples of Angkor Wat stretch over 400sq km and stand as a testimony of the ancient Khmer Empire.

Rounding out the top three most accessible bucket-list destinations is the Grand Canyon, at US$3,003 (RM13,200) for two people and the Great Wall of China at US$3,990 (RM17,500).

At the other end of the spectrum, the most expensive trip on the list is Santorini, an island in the Aegean Sea off the coast of Greece, where a week-long vacation will set couples back US$9,364 (RM41,200).

Santorini in Greece comes in at No 4 on TripAdvisor's Travellers' Choice Islands for 2015. Photo: TripAdvisor

Santorini is the least affordable place to visit in TripAdvisor’s Top 10 list. Photo: TripAdvisor

The top 10 experiences of a lifetime were editorial choices made at TripAdvisor.

Here’s a breakdown of the most affordable vacations:

1. Angkor Wat, US$2,971
2. Grand Canyon US$3,003
3. Great Wall of China, US$3,990
4. Taj Mahal, US$4,330
5. Safari in South Africa, US$4,332
6. Galapagos Islands, US$4,616
7. Great Barrier Reef, Australia, US$5,598
8. Northern lights, Iceland, US$5,887
9. Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, US$5,890
10. Santorini, US$9,364 – AFP Relaxnews

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