The No. 1 travel destination in the world for 2017 named by TripAdvisor

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London has fallen ... in this year's ranking of the world's best tourist destinations. The U.K. capital city, once No. 1 on TripAdvisor's 2016 list of World's Best Destinations, is now sitting pretty in the No. 2 slot.

And it wasn't another major metropolis that overthrew it, but an island about the size of Delaware that is probably already on your bucket list.

Bali, Indonesia, was selected as this year's top destination based on reviews and ratings for hotels, restaurants and attractions, gathered over a 12-month period, as well as traveler booking interest on TripAdvisor, the travel planning and booking site.

While other island destinations like Phuket, Thailand, and Crete, Greece, made the list, Bali held a special place in travelers' hearts this year ... and it's easy to see why.

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Stunning pictures of Bali, Indonesia
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Stunning pictures of Bali, Indonesia
Jemeluk Beach and beautiful blue lagoon with Gunung Agung volcano on background. Amed village, East of Bali, Indonesia.
Lila Sunbed on Beautiful White Sand. Clear Blue Ocean, Atuh Beach, Nusa Penida, Bali, Indonesia.
Taman Ayun Temple is a Royal Family Temple of Mengwi Empire and it is located in Mengwi Village, Mengwi sub district, Badung regency, Bali, Indonesia.
Spectacular rice fields in narrow walley, to north of Ubud.
Rice paddy at sunrise, Bali, Indonesia
Monkey at Sacred Monkey Forest, Ubud, Bali, IndonesiaMonkey at Sacred Monkey Forest, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Indonesia, Bali, East Bali, Amlapura, Rice Fields and Gunung Agung Volcano
Pura Ulun Danu Batur or Ulun Danu Batur temple is a Hinduism temple built in 1926 and dedicated to Ulan Danu, the Goddess of lakes and rivers. It is the second most important temple in Bali after the mother temple Besakih. It is Located in Kintamani Bangli. The Temple and it's stunning view of lake Batur, is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Bali.
Indonesia, Bali, Indian Ocean waves at Uluwatu on the Bukit Peninsula, one of Bali's best surfing locations
yoga in Bali, meditation in the temple, spirituality and enlightenment
Sekumpul Waterfalls in Bali, Indonesia
Sunrise at Jatiluwih ricefield, Bali - Indonesia
This image shows some colourful beach umbreallas and pillows in Kuta, Bali
Borobudur Temple at sunrise, Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia. (silhouette scene)
Pura Desa Temple, Ubud, Bali Indonesia
Farmers walking on rice fields terraced of Mu Cang Chai, YenBai, Vietnam
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Surfers can gape at the Uluwatu temple perched on cliff while waiting for the perfect set. Meanwhile, snorkelers and divers can head to Amed to explore the U.S.S. Liberty, a World War II ship that was torpedoed off the coast in 1942 and is now home to turtles, octopuses and even the famous sunfish.

Over at Kuta you can club until the sunrises in vibrant red hues over the ocean, or head to Ubud for lush green rice patties and cheap massages. The more adventurous can take a 3 a.m. hike to the Mount Batur or let macaques try to steal iPhones from your bag and sit on your shoulders at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary.

With this incredible variety, it is no wonder that Bali comes out on top of the list.

TripAdvisor conducted the same survey for the United States, and for the seventh year running New York City placed first on the list. America's biggest city continues to provide a little for everyone -- whether it is scoring tickets to 'Hamilton' on Broadway, watching one of eight major professional sports teams, visiting world class museums or gorging yourself on trendy foods that haven't yet hit your friends' Instagrams.

Click below to see all of TripAdvisor's top destinations around the Globe in 2017 Travelers' Choice Awards:

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TripAdvisor's top world destinations 2017
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TripAdvisor's top world destinations 2017

10. Phuket, Thailand: Least expensive month to go: April (11% less than the combined spring/summer average for hotel and airfare)

9. Prague, Czech Republic: Least expensive month to go: April (1% less than the combined spring/summer average for hotel and airfare)
8. Siem Reap, Cambodia: Least expensive month to go: August (4% less than the combined spring/summer average for hotel and airfare)

7. Barcelona, Spain: Least expensive month to go: May (4% less than the combined spring/summer average for hotel and airfare)

6. Crete, Greece: Least expensive month to go: August (24% less than the combined spring/summer average for hotel and airfare)
5. New York City, United States: Least expensive month to go: August (1% less than the combined spring/summer average for hotel and airfare)

4. Rome, Italy: Least expensive month to go: April (7% less than the combined spring/summer average for hotel and airfare)

3. Paris, France: Least expensive month to go: April (4% less than the combined spring/summer average for hotel and airfare)
2. London, United Kingdom: Least expensive month to go: April (7% less than the combined spring/summer average for hotel and airfare)
1. Bali, Indonesia: Least expensive month to go: May (7% less than the combined spring/summer average for hotel and airfare)
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