Louvre Abu Dhabi voted one of the 'seven urban wonders of the world'
The new travel index that honed in on urban favourites was crowdsourced using influencers with a combined reach of more than 3.5 million
1. Since opening just under a year ago, Louvre Abu Dhabi has already changed the cultural landscape in the GCC, and has featured impressive installations, including 'Animals, Between Real and Imaginary' and 'Japanese Connections: The Birth of Moden Décor'. The building - a design by Jean Nouvel - is a wonder in and of itself. Christopher Pike / The National
2. This icon looks very contemporary, however, construction on it began in 1959. It hosts more than 3,000 events a year, and is visited by more than 8.2 million people each year. Also, it's position looking out to the Sydney Harbour Bridge makes it one of the Southern Hemisphere's true Instagram stars. Photo / AP
3. The landmark Tsukiji fish market is home to early-morning tuna auctions: it's set to be renovated this month, so this is an urban icon that is set to change. Photo / AFP
4. Camden Market in London is a food and flea market with more than 1,000 stalls. Expect the handmade, vintage, retro and antique - and expect a lot of people: more than 100,000 shoppers head there every weekend.
5. A mile-long stretch of waterfront promenade in Shanghai, The Bund features 52 historical structures. It's known among locals as the 'museum of buildings'. Photo / Getty
6. Temple Street market in Mongkok, Hong Kong, is a truly sensory experience filled with smells of food, sounds of people and the vision of plenty of neon lights.
7. The Albertina Museum is a cultural hotspot but also Vienna's most photographed building - with 70,000 posts on Instagram.
Travel tech company LikeWhere has compiled a 'Seven Urban Wonders of the World' list using the preferences and suggestions of travellers aged 18 to 35.
Louvre Abu Dhabi, less than a year after opening, was named one of those wonders. Click through the gallery above to see the rest of the list.
The software company looked at the travel choices and favourites of influencers with a combined reach of more than 3.5 million, and shortlisted the locations that rated highest against criteria that includes local cuisine, architecture, heritage, diversity, activities on offer and, of course, 'Instagrammability'.
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Updated: October 11, 2018 09:36 PM