A study conducted by a global travel website, Big 7 Travel, has revealed the most Instagrammable places in the world for 2020. Last year Australia took top spot for its natural beauty and buzzy cities, and keeps its place for 2020 due to a wave of hashtags and global attention surrounding recent bushfires. Sometimes, the most Instagrammable places in the world will surprise you.
These are the top 10 Instagrammable cities:
#1 Sydney, Australia
Australia’s ongoing bushfire crisis has not deterred tourists a bit who are still keen to discover all that Australia has to offer. Amazing Sydney Instagram photos aren’t hard to find, with gorgeous beaches, great cafes and world-class entertainment wherever you look.
#2 Hong Kong, China
Hong Kong is made up of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon Peninsula, the New Territories and the Outlying Islands. Hong Kong has been all over social media due to recent protests, but it hasn’t stopped tourism. Famous for its skylines and vibrant food scene, what most people don’t know is that 70% of Hong Kong is mountains and lush parks. Colourful playgrounds and sci-fi apartment blocks give Hong Kong an enviable edge.
#3 Dubai, UAE
The high-flying city of the U.A.E, Dubai is one of the most glamourous destinations of the world. It’s also particularly popular with Big 7 readers. Burj Khalifa, dominates the skyscraper-filled skyline while traditional souks provide colourful photo opportunities. While other Insta moments are full of
rooftop lounges, luxury hotels and sunset sand buggying in the desert.
#4 New York City, US
New York is one of America’s most exciting cities, with world class cuisine and culture and more things to do than you could fit in one lifetime. While Manhattan might have all the skyscrapers, Brooklyn has the view of them. Intagrammars post stories of vibrant street art, funky ice cream stores, rooftop bars and green parks.
This small island city-state off southern Malaysia punches way above its weight on a global level. It’s a modern city with colourful buildings, futuristic bridges and a ‘cloud forest’. It’s also a centre of tourism and a serious hub for travel in Asia.
#6 Tokyo, Japan
Visiting Tokyo is like visiting the future – flashing neon lights, incredible technology – yet there’s still a rich sense of culture and history. From modern art installations to ancient temples, Tokyo is an Instagrammer’s dream city.
#7 Lisbon, Portugal
While Lisbon enjoyed a boom in Instagram shout outs, the city’s hashtag use grew by more than 2 million in 2019 alone, 2020 is the year you’ll really see it shine. Insgrammars love to explore Lisbon’s postcard-perfect cobbled streets, ride up and down the city hills on the yellow vintage tram and eat their famous cuisine as well.
#8 Bali, Indonesia
Bali reins social media with white sandy beaches, waterfalls, cute swings and floating breakfast await. Basically, it’s paradise.
#9 London, UK
It should come as no surprise that London is one of the most Instagrammable places in the world for 2020: search Instagram and you’ll discover more than 130 million photos tagged with the London hashtag. Pretty pink restaurants, futuristic space-age toilets and jungle skyline views are just some of favourite things to snap for London Instagram.
#10 Jaipur, India
The beautiful capital of India’s Rajasthan state, Jaipur Instagram photos are some of the prettiest shots one can take in India. It is known as the ‘Pink City’, for its pale terracotta buildings. Tourists love wandering through the hectic streets and markets and want to seek out all Jaipur Instagram moments.
Other destinations in the wider region that made the top 50 list include Petra, Jordan; Istanbul, Turkey; Rabat, Morocco; and Cairo, Egypt. Palawan in the Philippines came in at number 36. With Vijay Sonkhia, Zeba Warsia for NMTV News.