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Here Are The 29 Most Instagrammed Places On The Planet

And nope, surprisingly the Eiffel Tower isn't first.

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29. Sagrada Família, Barcelona

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This unfinished Spanish church has been around since 1882 and part of it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Despite being riddled with cranes, it's still proved to be very popular with tourists.

28. Giza Pyramids, Cairo

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The Giza pyramid complex is home to the Great Pyramids and the Great Sphinx, and is situated in the Libyan Desert in Egypt. The sheer size and age of the constructions draw in people from all over the world.

27. Acropolis of Athens

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The Acropolis of Athens is most well-known for the Parthenon, which exists within it. The entire complex is full of the history of Greek civilisation and architecture, and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

26. Taj Mahal, Uttar Pradesh

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The Taj Mahal isn't a church, as most people believe it is. It's actually a mausoleum that was erected for the Mughal emperor's favourite wife in the 1600s. The project was expensive and was built with the help of around 20,000 people.

25. Rocky Mountains, Colorado

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Otherwise known as the Rockies, the Rocky Mountains span over 4,800km from British Columbia to New Mexico. The mountains are surrounded by parks and forest and are a popular spot for snow activities, hiking, and fishing.

24. Angkor Wat, Angkor

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Nestled in Cambodia, Angkor Wat is the largest religious complex in the world. It was originally built in the 12th century as a Hindu temple before transforming into a Buddhist one. The temple is so iconic that it's even seen on the Cambodian flag.

23. Riviera Maya, Yucatán

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Riviera Maya is a tourist destination in Mexico that contains some of the country's most popular spots, including Playa Del Carmen and Tulum. The area stretches along the northeast of Yucatán, near the Caribbean coastline.

22. Atlantic City, New Jersey

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Atlantic City is sometimes referred to as "Monopoly City" as it's the place that inspired many of the US version's place names. Beyond the board game, Atlantic City is also known for its casinos, boardwalk, and beach.

21. Charleston, South Carolina

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Charleston is another popular American town. It's the oldest city in South Carolina and is known for its cobblestone streets, art scene, and architecture. It was even voted the "Best City in the World" in 2016 by Travel + Leisure.

20. Empire State Building, New York

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One of the most iconic attractions in New York is the Empire State Building. Rocking an impressive 102 stories, it's currently the 34th-tallest skyscraper in the world.

19. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

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Myrtle Beach is a city in South Carolina, along the continuous stretch of Grand Strand Beach. It attracts tourists thanks to its climate and large number of family attractions.

18. Yosemite National Park, California

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People who visit Yosemite National Park most commonly spend their time in Yosemite Valley, which is only 18 square kilometres of the 750-acre park. The area is renowned for its granite cliffs, mountains, waterfalls, and lakes.

17. Colosseum, Rome

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One of Rome's most well-recognised attractions is the Colosseum, which was constructed in 70–80AD. It was a large amphitheatre that had an estimated capacity of 50,000–80,000 people, and it's situated in the centre of Rome, so it's pretty hard to miss.

16. Burj Khalifa, Dubai

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The Burj Khalifa is sometimes also referred to as Burj Dubai and is the tallest building in the world. Sitting at just under 830m tall, the Burj Khalifa dominates everything else in Dubai's skyline by a long shot.

15. Waikiki, Hawaii

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Whilst Waikiki is known for Waikiki Beach, it's not the only beach in the area. Five other beaches exist in Waikiki alongside a multitude of restaurants, bars, spas, and even a zoo.

14. Grand Canyon, Arizona

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The Grand Canyon really lives up to its name, measuring 446km long and 29km wide. The canyon dates back 5–6 million years, and the sheer beauty of it keeps tourists coming back.

13. Machu Picchu, Cusco

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Machu Picchu is one of Peru's most famous attractions and was built in the 15th century. While the view is amazing, the trek to the site can be long depending on where you start.

12. Niagara Falls, Ontario

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Niagara Falls borders Canada and the US. The water drops off the cliff at a height of 50m, and the three waterfalls together have the highest water flow rate in the world.

11. Mardi Gras, Louisiana

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New Orleans Mardi Gras is a two-week-long celebration with parades and parties focused on Bourbon Street. New Orleans is well known for Mardi Gras, hence why it placed at 11 on this list.

10. Oktoberfest, Bavaria

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What Mardi Gras is to New Orleans, Oktoberfest is to Germany. Oktoberfest is pretty much a festival all about beer and fun, so really it's no surprise that so many people flock there for it.

9. Notre Dame, Paris

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Notre Dame is one of the most recognisable churches in the world. The French Gothic-style building was erected in the 12th century and draws in both religious and non-religious tourists from around the globe.

8. Times Square, New York

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The bustling Times Square might just well be the most recognisable part of New York. The busy intersection is full of entertainment, advertisements, and well...a whole lot of people.

7. Big Ben, London

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Many people know Big Ben as the nickname of London's clock tower, but it actually started as the nickname of just the bell inside. Over time the name shifted to refer to the whole clock and tower, even though its official name is the Elizabeth Tower.

6. Las Vegas Strip, Nevada

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The Las Vegas Strip is part of the South Las Vegas Boulevard, which is full of hotels, casinos, and copies of different attractions around the world, like the Eiffel Tower. The Strip itself is about 6.8km long but manages to pack a whole lot into it.

5. Berlin Wall, Berlin

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The Berlin Wall, which once stood to separate the East and West, has now been mostly torn down. Today, what little of the wall that's left is covered in graffiti that people flock to take photos in front of.

4. South Beach, Florida

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Sometimes referred to as SoBe, South Beach is (obviously) a beachside neighbourhood in Miami. South Beach is known for being a day-and-night party town, but the beach is nice enough to convince you to forgo the partying for a day or two.

3. Walt Disney World, Florida

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Disney World is truly the place of dreams. The Florida complex exists on over 27,000 acres of land, with more than 30 on-site hotels, six entertainment parks, multiple golf courses, and even a camping ground.

2. Eiffel Tower, Paris

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Paris is definitely a go-to destination for most people you ask, and it's usually for one thing: the Eiffel Tower. The big, bright beacon is hard to miss at 324 metres tall, so it's no real shock that it's so high on this list.

1. Disneyland, California

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Is it really any surprise that Disneyland ranked first? It's every child and adult's dream spot, and with over 14 million tags it takes its rightful spot as the most Instagrammed attraction in the world.

If you want to know where your favourite places rank, you can find the top 470 attractions on Instagram here.

CORRECTION

Oops! We were distracted by the beauty of the world, and an earlier version of this article accidentally featured a photo of Notre Dame in Saigon.

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