Google Maps reveals ‘most searched cultural attraction’ in 2022

Google has revealed this year’s most searched cultural attractions and scenic spots on Google Maps. photo/file

Google has revealed a list of 10 cultural landmarks and 10 scenic spots that are the most searched on Google Maps in 2022.

As 2022 comes to a close, Google has released its annual Year in Search list of the most searched questions, people, movies, sports events and more.

Using Google Maps data, the technology company also released a list of the cultural landmarks and scenic spots most searched for by people using the app.

Many items on the cultural landmark list will be familiar to those who love to travel and have many bucket-list spots in the UK, Europe and Asia.

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London proved popular among Google Maps users and had the two most searched attractions; Buckingham Palace and Big Ben.

Buckingham Palace in London.  Photo / 123RF
Buckingham Palace in London. Photo / 123RF

Many people have also wondered where to find the Great Pyramid of Giza, making the Egyptian landmark the third most popular landmark on Google Maps, followed by Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Other places where people needed help were the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall and the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei City and the French Louvre and Palais Idéal.

Google Maps: Top cultural landmarks

1) Buckingham Palace, London, United Kingdom

2) Big Ben, London, United Kingdom

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3) The Great Pyramid of Giza, Old Giza Desert, Egypt

4) Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

5) Royal Palace of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium

6) Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Taipei City, Taiwan

7) Songshan Cultural and Creative Park, Taipei City, Taiwan

8) Louvre Pyramid, Paris, France

9) Palais Idéal, Hauterives, France

10) Gyeongbokgung Palace, Seoul, South Korea

In terms of the most searched scenic spots on Google Maps, London has once again taken the top spot with the Sky Garden.

Nicknamed the ‘Walkie-Talkie’, the large glass tower boasts three stories of landscaped public gardens with panoramic views of London City below.

More on the list, people also searched for Setas de Sevilla, a wooden architectural sculpture in Spain, a row of eight Japanese ponds called Oshino Hakkai in Oshino and Petrin Tower in Rome.

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Notably absent from both lists were any locations in the United States, Australia and New Zealand.

Google Maps: Top scenic spots

1) Sky Garden, London, United Kingdom

2) Setas de Sevilla, Seville, Spain

3) Tanah Lot, Bali, Indonesia

4) HeHa Ocean View, Yogyakarta Special Region, Indonesia

5) Ponta da Piedade, Lagos, Portugal

6) Oshino Hakkai, Oshino, Japan

7) Belvedere del Gianicolo, Rome, Italy

8) Petrin Tower, Prague, Czech Republic

9) Miradouro de Santa Luzia, Lisbon, Portugal

10) Wuling, Nantou County, Taiwan


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