Pyramids of Egypt are Britons’ favourite world landmark

Tuesday 26, October 2010


Pyramids of Egypt are Britons’ favourite world landmark


A survey by shows Brits prefer the Pyramids over Big Ben.


The Pyramids of Egypt have been voted the nation’s favourite world landmark in a survey by,. 


Truprint, the online digital photo printing service, asked over 1,000 Britons to pick their favourite from ten of the world’s most iconic historical sights.


One in five people chose The Pyramids of Egypt as their most-loved landmark over The Eiffel Tower, The Taj Mahal, The Sydney Opera House, London’s Big Ben, The Great Wall of China, The Statue of Liberty, The Colosseum, The Leaning Tower of Pisa and Graceland, home of Elvis Presley in Tennessee.


London’s Big Ben was a close second with 17% of the vote, followed by The Eiffel Tower in Paris with 15%. 


The Great Wall of China and Leaning Tower Of Pisa on the west coast of Italy came in last with only 3%.


“It’s almost impossible to take a bad photo of The Pyramids of Egypt.  They look breath-taking from sunrise to sunset and so they have a special place in many photo lovers’ hearts”, said Carolyn Dawkins, Digital Marketing Manager of  “Many other interesting landmarks need to be snapped at the right angle at the right time of day – just think how often a picture of the Eiffel Tower or the Leaning Tower of Pisa can look like a strange hat on the top of someone’s head.”


% of vote by 1,000 Brits

  1. The Pyramids of Egypt, Cairo 20%
  2. Big Ben, London, UK 17%
  3. The Eiffel Tower, Paris, France 15%
  4. The Statue of Liberty, New York, U.S.A 14%
  5. The Sydney Opera House, Australia 13%
  6. The Taj Mahal, India 11%
  7. The Colosseum in Rome 7%
  8. The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy 3%
  9. The Great Wall of China 0%
  10. Graceland, home of Elvis Presley in Memphis, Tennessee 0%



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