The world's top 10 travel destinations of 2015

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Daydreaming about your next world trip? Looking for inspiration for your honeymoon? Or are you simply itching to book your next exotic getaway? TripAdvisor's pick of top 10 world destinations of 2015, as part of their seventh annual Travellers' Choice awards, is just the inspiration you need.

The enticing city of Marrakech comes top of the list for the first time in the award's history, while Cambodia's Siem Reap – with its world-famous Angkor Wat temples – comes in second. Istanbul, where East meets West, takes third spot in the top destinations to visit this year and the dynamic Vietnamese city of Hanoi follows in fourth. Number 5, as voted by millions of travellers on the site, goes to the charming capital of the Czech Republic, Prague.

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1. Marrakesh, Morocco
With a maze of winding streets and alleyways with vibrant night life, bustling "souks" and rich cuisine, palaces and mosques, the red city is the new Travelers' Choice no. 1 Destination in the world.

2. Siem Reap, Cambodia
The 12th-century Angkor Thom royal city holds one of the largest religious complexes in the world and has transformed Siem Reap into Cambodia’s epicentre, drawing in backpackers, explorers and holidayers alike – Beyoncé Knowles and husband Jay Z visited recently.

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3. Istanbul, Turkey
Europe and Asia meet in Istanbul, where breathtaking ancient architecture coexists with modern restaurants and nightlife. The city's mosques, bazaars, and hammams, and the awe-inspiring Sultan Ahmet Camii – also known as the Blue Mosque – are just some of the wonderful things that will keep you busy.

4. Hanoi, Vietnam
The charming Vietnamese capital with the well-preserved Old Quarter, monuments and colonial architecture, plus modern additions such as Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and Hoa Lo Prison, make for an intriguing city stop. There are also more than 600 temples to see – if you have time…

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5. Prague, Czech Republic
The bohemian city of Prague, with its skyline of gothic spires and narrow cobbled streets, is perfect for a romantic city break for the beach-weary wishing to immerse themselves in culture.

6. London, Great Britain
Buckingham Palace, the meandering Thames and the sprinkling of vibrant markets including Camden, Spitalfields and Brick Lane are just a few of London’s attractions that have earned the British capital its place in the top 10.

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7. Rome, Italy
Toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain, explore the Colosseum and the Pantheon, and eat the most delicious pizza and gelato before spending an afternoon shopping at the Campo de’Fiori or Via Veneto in Italy's beloved capital.

8. Buenos Aires, Argentina
Take in the buzz and electric energy of the birthplace of the tango and Argentina's hedonistic capital. Dine in the romantic restaurants, wander the boulevards and take in the European heritage that is evident throughout the Latin city.

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9. Paris, France
Whether it's for its charming cafés, gleaming boutiques or iconic landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and the Notre Dame – not to mention the world-famous Louvre – the bohemian City of Lights has earned its name as one of the world's most romantic, and one of the world’s must-visit, for a reason.

10. Cape Town, South Africa
The sheer natural beauty of this South African capital will take your breath away. Don't miss Table Mountain, the picture-perfect views at Blaauwberg Beach and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens and the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. And of course Robben Island, the prison where Nelson Mandela was held for 27 years.

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