Best landmark in Atlanta | Best of Atlanta

The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Lilburn has been assembled from hand-carved pieces and included no metal in its construction.

Combined ShapeCaption
The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Lilburn has been assembled from hand-carved pieces and included no metal in its construction.

As an Atlantan, you likely have your list of must-do's for out-of-town friends and family. Over 15,000 voices have chimed in for this week's Best of Atlanta poll, and our favorite landmark has been declared.

This week's winner is the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Atlanta in Lilburn.  It is the largest Hindu temple of its kind outside of India. You won't see or find anything else like it in Atlanta, or the world for that matter. Enjoy hours of beauty, peace and discovery at this masterpiece of exquisite Indian design and workmanship.

At second place, Stone Mountain is a landmark that literally can't be missed. Stone Mountain is well-known not only for its geology, but also for the enormous rock relief on its north face, which is the largest bas-relief in the world. The carving depicts three Confederate figures during the Civil War: Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis.

The Big Chicken flies in for third place, bringing a heaping helping of fried chicken along with him. Visit this KFC location in Marietta for a sight you won't soon forget.

A landmark is defined as a significant building or place that is easy to see and recognize, usually of historical importance. Atlanta has these important markers in abundance, including our famous runner-ups: Historic Oakland Cemetery, Piedmont Park, Roswell Town Square, Homage to the King and the Georgia State Capitol.

While we recognize the landmarks that we know and love, we also tip our hats to the landmarks of the past that no longer grace our landscape.

ExploreRead about our other Best of Atlanta winners and nominees here.