Sometimes on holiday, it might feel like a whole group of visitors are taking photos of the same landscape, sculpture or sunset. But what are the most photographed places in the world. Instagram have collated their database and have published their most popular photo spots on the planet. The holiday experts at Travelbag have given us a few facts and figures to add to this list of the top ten most popular Instagram locations in the world…
10. VDNKh (Vystavka Dostizheniy Narodnogo Khozyaystva), Moscow
This is a general-purpose trade show and amusement park in Moscow in Russia and is bigger than the principality of Monaco and contains around 400 buildings. On the site, there are pavilions, fountains, a lunar park, a cosmonautics museum, a Buran spacecraft, 80 aquariums, 8000 species of sea creature including 500 fishes, killer whales and sharks.
9. Brooklyn Bridge, New York
The suspension bridge that covers the East River in New York has been a photo opportunity for over a century. The bridge features in the opening sequence for many films and music videos, including Annie Hall, Independence Day and Gangs of New York.
8. Santa Monica Pier, California
Attracting residents and visitors for over 100 years, Santa Monica Pier contains Pacific Park, a family amusement, a solar-paneled Ferris wheel, an aquarium, shops, entertainers, trapeze school, pubs and restaurants. Another structure that has featured in films, this landmark has been seen in Titanic, Forrest Gump and The Sting.
7. Las Vegas Strip
The Strip is the main stretch through Las Vegas lined with hotels and casinos. The famous Welcome to Las Vegas sign is found here amongst many other sights. When a major Las Vegas figure passes away, the Strip dims the lights up along the Boulevard as a mark of respect. This has happened with the deaths of Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Sammy David Jnr and Dean Martin.
6. The Louvre, Paris
The famous Welcome to Las Vegas sign is found here. When a major Las Vegas figure passes away, the Strip dims the lights up along the Boulevard as a mark of respect. This has happened with the deaths of Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Sammy David Jnr and Dean Martin.
5. Eiffel Tower, Paris
The focal point of the City of Love, this is the perfect picture taking spot for anyone visiting Paris. The tower looks as impressive on the ground as it is on the troisieme etage right at the top.
4. Times Square, New York
One of the Big Apple’s famous spots, Times Square is where it all takes place. Hawkers, buskers, street entertainers, tourists, ticket sellers, office workers and vagrants. This is the busiest pedestrian intersection in the world with 330,000 people passing through it every day. It also attracts over a million people there every New Year’s Eve.
3. Central Park, New York
The neat rectangular strip that can be seen from most high vantage points in New York, Central Park is a peaceful sanctuary in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the city. The picturesque park is home to plays, filming, music performances and people watchers.
2. Universal Studios
This second place takes in the Universal Studio properties Orlando, Hollywood, Singapore, Moscow, Beijing and Japan. The sites are home to a number of hotel resorts, waterparks, theme parks, studio tours and complexes – which all act as temples to cinema and film.
Also known as the Happiest Place on Earth, the Disneyland’s position as the most Instagrammed place on the planet takes in its properties that are all over the world including Paris, Hong Kong and Tokyo, probably making Mickey and Minnie the most photographed mice in the world!