The most Instagrammable places in the world
You may have seen during the week that the ‘50 most Instagrammable places in the world’ were named, and you may also have been able to predict that this list was doomed to become a farcical billboard for subjectivity, which it did.
A U.K-based travel editorial company made the list and their criteria for the Top 50 (which made headlines around the world) was described as:
“…destinations that offer an abundance of opportunities for capturing stunning photographs and videos that are sure to impress your followers and inspire your next adventure.”
They then proceeded to harness their collective brainpower to name this top ten – an extraordinarily mundane list of already famous and quite obviously Instagrammable cities in the world.
1. Milan, Italy
2. London, England
3. Paris, France,
4. Istanbul, Turkey
5. New York, USA
7. Chicago, USA
8. Bali, Indonesia
9. Sri Lanka
10. Sydney, Australia
What makes a place Instagrammable? Some places are prettier than others, and some are more likely to get you a ton on Instagram, even if you take it on a Motorola Razor.
But of course these places are beautiful, and great for the 'Gram. Tell us something we don't know.
It's also a big, subjective assumption. There’s a lot of countdown lists out there that assume responsibility for everyone, as if they’re assessing the beliefs and interests of each of the 8 billion people on the entire planet and making a calculated decision on behalf of them (click here to read our definitive list of the top 11 places to be in 2023 right here).
And so without further ado, here’s ten of OUR most Instagrammable locations from around the world, that you may or may not have heard of, and may or may not impress your followers, but they sure impressed us, and that makes it the definitive top 10, because we said it was.
The ACTUAL ten most Instagrammable places in the world
1. Literally anywhere in Iceland
Some things are subjective, but not Iceland. How can you leave these guys out of the top ten of a list like this? Everywhere you drive around the Golden Ring is like a windows screensaver. Extraordinary.
2. Private Jet Villa, Indonesia
The private jet villa in Ulawatu is exactly what it sounds like - a private jet, made into a villa. It's also perched onto the edge of a cliff.
3. Uluru, Australia
If you don't have a picture of yourself basking in the warmth of a setting sun over Uluru, ideally with an Akubra on, do you even have Instagram?
4. Ura-Sabaku Desert, Oshima Island, Japan
If you've ever wanted to go to another planet, but lack even the most basic of astronaut capabilities, then head to Oshima Island. An otherworldly desert, on a small island, covered in black volcanic sand and rocks, as if you're on Mars.
Check it out in issue five of get lost digital.
5. Skeleton Coast, Namibia
It's pretty hard to take a bad picture set against the backdrop of the Skeleton Coast's enormous sand dunes rolling straight into the deep blue of the South-Atlantic Ocean.
As Roberto Serrini found out in issue eight of get lost digital, this place is like stepping onto another planet. The colourful homes make it for us as well.
Check it out in the latest issue of get lost digital.
7. Erta Ale, Ethiopia
The hottest place on earth, predictably, throws out some pretty wild landscapes.
8. Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka
The 'cruisy chaos' of Sri Lanka is never more evident than in Arugam Bay, the fishing and surfing and chilling capital of 'the teardrop island'.
9. Arcana Secret Cabin, Canada
They don't give you the location of this place until after you book, and so we can't give you the location either. But it is definitely one of the most Instagrammable hotels we've come across in the last few years.
10. Cube in the Stars, Switzerland
Not far behind Arcana is the Cube Aletsch, nicknamed the 'Cube in the Stars'. The detail is in the name itself.
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Words Tim McGlone
Tags: australia, Instagram, Top 10, United States