The Great Barrier Reef is the best travel destination in the world, according to a recently released ranking published by the US News & World Report.

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The UNESCO World Heritage Site stretches for over 2,000 km along the coastline of Queensland and is even visible from space!

The reef boasts about 600 continental islands, 3,000 coral reefs and more than 100 inshore mangrove islands.

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Check out the US News & World Report's World's Best Places to Visit 2016 here:

(The ranking is based on editors' and voters' choices equally)

Best Places to Visit in the World

1. Great Barrier Reef, Australia

2. Paris, France

3. Bora Bora, French Polynesia

4. Florence, Italy

5. Tokyo, Japan

6. Cusco, Peru

7. London, England

8. Rome, Italy

9. New York

10. Maui, Hawaii

11. Cape Town, South Africa

12. Barcelona, Spain

13. Sydney, Australia

14. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

15. Yellowstone National Park, U.S.

16. Amsterdam, Netherlands

17. Hong Kong

18. Cairo, Egypt

19. Washington, D.C.

20. Grand Canyon National Park, U.S.

21. British Virgin Islands

22. Bali, Indonesia

23. San Francisco, California

24. Argentine Patagonia, Argentina

25. Budapest, Hungary

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