While there are several limitations on travel around the world, there is no limit to your dreaming about all the wonderful places on this Planet we’d rather be! Fueling this wanderlust is Instagram every time you open the app a hoard of travel inspo is awaiting you, flashing the best of glorious sandy beaches, gregarious skylines, and the most breathtaking landmarks that we all deserve several selfies with! Speaking of spectacular landmarks, Instagram has made planning our next trip a tad bit easier for us by collating the most popular landmarks that the world has to offer into 2020. Listed below for your perusal and picking are the most popular landmarks on Instagram this year:
No. 10- Big Ben, London, UK – 3 million posts #bigben
A picture outside the Great Bell of the striking clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London aka Big Ben is what completes your trip to London. You haven’t done London right if you miss getting a picture outside its most recognizable landmark.
No. 9 – The Louvre, Paris, France – 3.1 million posts #louvre
One of the most famous museums in the world, The Louvre, is also one of Paris’s most iconic spots. A central landmark of the city, it is every art lover’s haven that loves what lies in the exterior and captures it as much as the works from ancient civilizations to the mid-19th century inside.
No. 8- The London Eye, London, UK- 3.2 million posts #londoneye
Speaking out of my personal experience, you have to see London through the London eye’s eyes. The Millennium Wheel does its job of an observation wheel exceedingly well providing a fantastic view of London, which seems to stretch forever, and along the Thames. Europe’s tallest cantilevered observation wheel is definitely an iconic landmark that needs to be part of your photo albums.
No. 7- Brooklyn Bridge, New York City, USA- 3.2 million posts #brooklynbridge
Spanning the East River between the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn, the Brooklyn Bridge is definitely one of the world’s most iconic landmarks. One can’t overemphasize that walking across this iconic bridge is one of the best things to do in NYC. Its fun, free, and the perfect way to enjoy the breathtaking skyline and river views.
No. 6- The Grand Canyon, Tusayan, USA- 3.6 million posts #grandcanyon
The Earth is filled with amazing natural beauty but some of the world’s natural wonders leave an everlasting impact like The Grand Canyon with its sepia environment, its towering cliff carved by the copper-colored Colorado River. A thousand pictures later you will still feel insatiable.
No. 5- Burj Khalifa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates- 4.1 million posts #burjkhalifa
Who wouldn’t want to visit the tallest building in the world? Visitors throng the tallest freestanding structure in the world with 160 stories to take in mesmerizing views the highest outdoor observation deck in the world. The massive building was visited by a record number of 1.87 million visitors last year. An absolutely different kind of high, pun intended!
No. 4- Times Square, New York City, USA- 4.2 million posts #timessquare
Times Square is one of the world’s most visited tourist attractions, drawing an estimated 50 million visitors annually. This major commercial intersection, tourist destination, entertainment center, has beaten other iconic landmarks like Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Observation Deck: Empire State.
No. 3- Disneyland Paris, Paris, France- 4.6 million posts #disneylandparis
If your holiday list has only three prerequisites- fun, fun, and fun then you will be heading straight to Disneyland Paris like the million others who have made it feature in the top 3 as the most popular landmark in the world. The best attractions, Walt Disney Studios Park, and that Disney spirit that makes it the happiest place on Earth are all major draws.
No. 2- Eiffel Tower, Paris, France- 6.3 million posts #eiffeltower
You can’t be a romantic person and not visit the Eiffel Tower in Paris. It is known as the most recognizable landmark on the planet that features on every honeymooner, couple’s bucket list. Even after 130 years, the Eiffel Tower still enjoys being the most powerful and distinctive symbol of the city of Paris that the occupants of the world and their cameras just can’t get enough of placing it at the number two spot.
No. 1- Central Park, New York City, USA- 7.3 million posts #centralpark
Frederick Law Olmsted’s most famous creation is featuring on the number one position on the list pushing aside landmarks like Eiffel Tower, Statue of Liberty, and many more. This large public park in Manhattan in New York City has about 35,000,000 visitors every year. It is a star in its own right that houses lakes, a castle, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Central Park Zoo but has been made famous owing to its presence in several books, movies, and TV shows.