These Are the Places in the World Filipinos Are Googling the Most


If money wasn’t an issue, where in the world would you like to go? Would you like to check out the historic Colosseum in Rome? Or maybe experience wintry weather in Iceland? Or perhaps even explore the temples of Angkor Wat, Cambodia? 

If search equals interest, then it seems we’ve figured out all the places in the world that Filipinos are keen on visiting the most. The folks at online remittance service Remitly analyzed Google search trend data in 2022 to find out all the bucket list attractions that people in the Philippines would like to visit and explore. And the results are in.


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The majestic Taj Mahal in India receives an average of 40,000 Google searches each month in the Philippines, enough to make it the top bucket list destination for Filipinos. Of course, over eight million tourists visit the iconic attraction every year, so this is hardly a surprise.

In second place is the Statue of Liberty in New York, U.S.A., which garnered around 33,000 Google searches each month from the Philippines. A gift by the people of France to the Americans, the statue has become an unmistakable symbol not just of the state of New York but of the U.S. as a whole.

Taking the third spot is the centuries-old Colosseum in Rome, Italy. With over 22,000 searches monthly, the oval-shaped amphitheater gets over six million visitors every year.


Number four and five in the list are Stonehenge in England, also with around 22,000 searches, and Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia, with over 18,100. 

The rest of the top 10 includes (in descending order): the Okavango Delta in Botswana (18,100 searches), the Blue Lagoon in Iceland (14,800), Marina Bay Sands, Singapore (14,800), Bora Bora in French Polynesia (9,900) and Machu Picchu in Peru (9,900).

“The first thing that people tend to do when planning their next trip—or dream vacation—is take to Google to research the destination and find out everything they might need to know,” a Remitly spokesperson said. “As a result, it’s safe to assume that the more that a particular place is searched for, the more people want or even plan to visit someday. 

“So, we looked at 50 destinations and attractions that often appear on people’s bucket lists to see which ones are most Googled by the people of the Philippines.

Remitly said it analyzed Google Search trend data to create a ranking of the ‘top bucket list destinations’ that the Philippines’ residents are interested in visiting and exploring. These attractions were selected based on Google’s top 50 bucket list attraction list. Each attraction was then searched on Google Search trends, with the search location set to the Philippines, and the locations were then ranked based on the average monthly search volume level. 


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