Credit by Lonely Planet/Adrienne Pitts | Hong Kong cityscape from Victoria Peak
RANKED: Top 5 Most Instagrammable Destinations in the World
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RANKED: Top 5 Most Instagrammable Destinations in the World

A beautiful photograph can be enough to inspire the trip of a lifetime, which is why travel-lovers are consistently heading to Instagram to seek out new and incredible destinations.

Big 7 Travel surveyed travellers, finding that 67% say they have visited a new destination after seeing it on Instagram. To find out just where people love to post about, the company compiled its list of the world’s most Instagrammable destinations for 2019.

The countries were ranked “in order of their visual allure and popularity on social media,” based on a scoring system that analysed the number of hashtags for the destination, a survey of Big 7 Media’s audience, and votes cast by a panel of travel experts.

Here’s the top five:

Australia

From beautiful beaches to the expansive outback, travellers heading to Australia find no shortage of photo opportunities.

The saltwater Bondi Baths are carved out of the cliffs and have been a landmark of Bondi Beach for more than 100 years, and are a favourite of photographers. Image: Jonathon Stokes/Lonely Planet
The saltwater Bondi Baths are carved out of the cliffs and have been a landmark of Bondi Beach for more than 100 years, and are a favourite of photographers. Image: Jonathon Stokes/Lonely Planet

Hong Kong

Travellers in Hong Kong will have no trouble filling their Instagram feed with its epic skyline, bustling night markets and beautiful temples.

Hong Kong cityscape from Victoria Peak, a popular spot for photographs. Image: Adrienne Pitts/Lonely Planet
Hong Kong cityscape from Victoria Peak, a popular spot for photographs. Image: Adrienne Pitts/Lonely Planet

Canada

From one ocean to another, Instagrammers in Canada will find endless nature, burgeoning cities and friendly locals to photograph.

Lake Louise is one of Canada’s most photographed spots. Image: Justin Foulkes/Lonely Planet
Lake Louise is one of Canada’s most photographed spots. Image: Justin Foulkes/Lonely Planet

Indonesia

All across this archipelago of 17,000 islands, travellers can see epic beaches, lush greenery and an incredible diversity of cultures.

The rice fields of Indonesia captivate travellers. Image: Pete Seaward/Lonely Planet
The rice fields of Indonesia captivate travellers. Image: Pete Seaward/Lonely Planet

South Africa

Whether you want to hit up bustling cities, stunning vineyards, or head out on safari to spot the big five, South Africa will mean having your phone ready for a snap at every moment.

Elephants are just one of the animals you might photograph while in South Africa. Image: Gary Latham/Lonely Planet
Elephants are just one of the animals you might photograph while in South Africa. Image: Gary Latham/Lonely Planet

See the full list of the 50 most Instagrammable countries here.


Source : Lonely Planet

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