The most photographed places in the world based on traveler data

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Trover and Expedia partnered to explore the most-often photographed cities on the planet

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Trover and Expedia have come together to highlight the most photographed cities on Earth, as captured by this community of travel photographers.

These places around the world are the most photographed

 

#6 Seattle

Chihuly Garden and Glass

Competing against London, New York and Paris, Seattle is most definitely the underdog on our list of the most photographed cities across the globe!

Characterized by The Space Needle, which towers above the cityscape, Seattle is more than just an urban jungle. In fact, the tourist board for the city announced that 2017 saw 39.9 million visitors to Seattle!

Explore the unique Chihuly Garden and Glass, and the wacky Experience Music Project. Or why not use Seattle as your base for an adventure to Mt. Rainier National Park, located just a few hours outside the ciyt limits.

#5 Singapore

Gardens by the Bay

A cultural melting-pot of Malay, Chinese and Indian heritage, the city of Singapore boasts Buddhist temples, botanic gardens and fusion food. All this within a land mass less than 3 times the size of Rhode Island, the smallest state in the U.S.!

It’s therefore no shock to learn that the Island welcomed it’s highest number of tourists yet, when 17.4 million tourists flew to Singapore from across Asia, the Americas and Europe in 2017.

The Gardens by the Bay, Marina Bay Sands and the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple are among the most photographed locations across this small sovereign state.

#4 Dubai

Burj Khalifa

Celebrated for its infinity pools, underwater restaurants and gold markets, Dubai oozes affluence and the promise of lazy days in the lap of luxury like no other destination on earth.

Luring 15.8 million visitors to its shores last year, it’s clear that tourists are captivated by the incomparably stunning structures of the Emirate, which make it gleam like a diamond in the desert.

These include Burj Khalifa, the most photographed place in Dubai, and the Burj Al Arab, which holds the accolade for the world’s first and only 7-star hotel.

#3 Paris

The Eiffel Tower

Like a can-can dancer of the Moulin Rouge, Paris draws in wide-eyed wonderers looking to get wander-fully lost in layers of rich culture, beautiful boulevards, and a powerful past.

Crowned the capital of love, it attracted 23.6 million tourists in 2017, with its culinary celebrity and picture-perfect views.
Among the most photographed places in Paris are of course, the Eiffel Tower (psst… find hotels in Paris closest to it), Louvre Museum and Notre-Dame Cathedral. However, the City of Lights can’t be considered fully explored without a visit to the glorious Luxembourg Gardens, and to the secret labyrinth of the Paris Catacombs, hidden deep beneath the city.

#2 London

Big Ben

A haven for city-lovers, London has magnetized people from all over the world for centuries, resulting in a metropolis made for the masses.

Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it here. Eritrean food? London has it. Deer in the city? London has it. A way to Hogwarts? London has it! So it’s no shock that the city predicts to receive over 40 million visitors by 2025.

From Buckingham Palace, to the London Eye, there’s a wealth of competition for the most photographed site in London. And while these both come in close, the winner is of course, Big Ben!

#1 New York City

Central Park

From the bustle of Times Square, to Manhattan’s emblematic skyline, and of course, Central Park, New York’s attractions have become iconized on the silver screen for decades.

With visitors taking a slice of the Big Apple back home on their camera reel, it’s hardly surprising that New York is the most photographed city in the world.

Seemingly on every traveler’s bucket list, the city reported that it broke its own visitor record again last year, when it welcomed 61.8 million tourists to explore its streets. Looking for hotels near Central Park?

 


 

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