Taking pictures to ‘gram almost goes hand-in-hand with visiting a place today (how else could you remember your trip?) Taking photos of places just to ‘gram them is practically part of the experience. According to recent Instagram data, some of the most popular hashtags of 2022 are about our love of capturing the sights around the world.
The right place to take a picture is not always at the top of the list. As the year closes, the social media-sharing app analysis the total number of cities geotagged for the year. Here Live Enhanced explore the top Instagrammed cities.
In a repeat performance, the boroughs and especially Manhattan, the world’s second most ‘instagrammable city’ are the biggest draw for Instagrammers. And Central Park, meanwhile, remains the world’s third most instagrammable places. Brooklyn Bridge appears in a lot of Instagram posts as well as museums like the Met and MOMA (the most instagrammable places).
Does that sound like Big Ben? That’s just London atop the list as the most Instagrammed city. More than 120 million hashtags were used in London last year. Besides being one of the most popular cities in the world, London also appears to be the most photogenic. Instagram users post pictures of iconic places like Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace, and Tower Bridge to gain likes.
Indonesia has also seen a significant increase in Instagram tags as one of its fastest-growing instagrammable cities. Although most influencers’ feeds are dominated by Bali’s beaches, Jakarta has its own moment in the spotlight. This massive modern city is filled with photogenic hotspots such as cafes, street murals, and rooftop restaurants.
Istanbul is undoubtedly one of the most photogenic cities in the world, as it blends east and west at the meeting point of Europe and Asia. Get a glimpse of the pastel-colored minarets of Hagia Sophia and then learn about the endless cats that reside in the Blue Mosque. After visiting the Grand Bazaar, shop for trinkets, spices, and Turkish lamps throughout the marketplace.
There’s a reputation for Dubai’s over-the-top flashiness on Instagram, and it’s easy to understand why. The city’s skyline is the backdrop for countless selfies taken by Instagram users. Dubai is a destination that is used to topping the charts with buildings such as the Burj Khalifa and the J.W.
It is a great place for photos in this tiny town in southern Malaysia. Throughout Haji Lane, you can see a kaleidoscope of street art, including the iconic Supertree Grove at Gardens by the Bay. Furthermore, since Singapore is a central hub of art in Asia, there’s almost always an exhibit going on for those ‘wow’ shots. Don’t forget to stroll along Koon Seng Road, known for its colorful houses, and purchase a photograph of Tan Teng Niah’s house for a truly breathtaking shot.
Hoi An, Vietnam
Stunning beaches, markets, delicious Vietnamese food, and rich, ancient culture await you in Vietnam! Here are just a few things you can expect in Hoi An. The culturally rich city is bursting at the seams with instagrammable places. Whether you’re following the vibrant Central Market, the ancient Ancient Town, or the Thanh Ha Pottery Village, there is plenty of photography inspiration to be found. Share your snaps on Instagram with the 2 million+ #hoian hashtags.
Paris is one of Europe’s most popular instagrammable cities. Counting over 100 million Instagram hashtags, it is certainly one of the most popular places to photograph the sights. With its stunning architecture and beautiful river, the Seine is also filled with beautiful landmarks to photograph. In addition to the Eiffel Tower, there’s the Sacré-Coeur, Notre Dame, the Champs-Elysee, the Arc de Triomphe, and the Louvre.
Get your phone out and snap pictures of tapas all around Barcelona. Your Instagram friends will be jealous of your photos. A plate of paella topped with the vibrant colors of Gaudi’s creations makes this Catalan capital a photographer’s dream. In some ways it feels like the seaside city by the Spanish coast was created exclusively as the best instagrammable city.