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New Zealand Attractions / December 10, 2016

Te Papa in Wellington is New Zealand's number one attraction, according to a new map.CHARLOTTE CURD/Fairfax NZ

Te Papa in Wellington is New Zealand's number one attraction, according to a new map.

If you ever get around to visiting every single country in the world, it might be handy to know what there is to check out in each place.

Some of the choices are pretty obvious. The Great Wall of China is probably already on your bucket list, and the Colosseum in Rome is clearly a must-see on your Italy itinerary.

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But who knew the Harry Potter studio tour was more popular than Buckingham Palace in the UK? Or that the Seoul Metro was South Korea's top attraction?

According to the map, visitors to New Zealand shouldn't miss the "Museum of New Zealand" (more commonly known as Te Papa).

It's an interesting choice, considering we're also known for our natural wonders - spectacular beaches, snow-capped mountains and magical lakes. In fact, most countries in the world - 76 out of 197 - were recognised for their natural attractions, followed by 54 historic attractions, 38 generic tourist attractions, and 29 religious attractions.

Source: www.stuff.co.nz