Doing It For The ‘Gram Around The World: These Are The 7 Most Instagrammed Sites Globally
By Kelsey Marie
This decade has been all about the rise and reign of Instagram, where we share our lives via pretty photos on our grids for our followers to see and ‘like’. Instagram has become a major part of travel that travel bloggers have turned their passion into full-blown careers.
According to a survey by InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, 55% of travelers report that posting travel-related content for Instagram has helped their travel experience be more meaningful. Of those surveyed, 39% say they want to put more work into creating content for their pages in 2020.
In addition to the survey, InterContinental has created a list of the “most over-Instagrammed sites” in seven major cities around the world. They came up with the sites after analyzing hashtags and which landmarks appear most in them.
The Eiffel Tower – Paris, France
53% of the posts shared using the #Paris hashtag featured this world-famous landmark. According to Refinery29, the Eiffel Tower is the most-visited paid monument in the world.
Burj Khalifa – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Since 2009, the Burj Khalifa has been known as the tallest building in the world, coming in at 829.8m. Of all the photos posted using the #Dubai hashtags, 36% features the Burj Khalifa.
Sydney Opera House – Sydney, Australia
This iconic building was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007. 35% of the photos shared using the #Sydney hashtag feature the Sydney Opera House.
Central Park – New York City, NY
Central Park appears in countless movies and TV shows, therefore becoming an iconic location. It also dominates 20% of the posts shared with the #NewYork hashtag.
The Bund – Shanghai, China
The waterfront area known as The Bund appears in 44% of photos shared with the #Shanghai hashtag.
Buckingham Palace – London, England
London has an abundance of landmarks but Buckingham Palace ranked the most popular in the #London hashtag. The iconic building appeared 21% of photos uploaded using the hashtag.
Pyramid de Teotihuacan – Mexico City, Mexico
Pyramid de Teotihuacan is known as “Pyramid of the sun” and appears in 25% of photos uploaded using the #MexicoCity hashtag.
Kelsey-Marie is an NYC girl who currently lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. You can keep up with her on Instagram at @kelseydashmarie