From sandy beaches to coastal walks, there’s an abundance of natural beauty in Sydney. But one spot has been deemed the most Insta-worthy of them all. A new ranking by Betway has placed the Sydney Opera House among the top 10 most photographed cultural World Heritage sites in the world. Analysing the most popular spots on Instagram based on the number of photos clicked, the list mentions some of the truly iconic structures around the world including the likes of the Taj Mahal and the Palace of Versailles. The Sydney Opera House clocked in at number 9 which is pretty impressive considering over 100 popular sites around the world were in the running.
Top 10 most photographed cultural World Heritage sites
Australia’s most famous structure was opened by Queen Elizabeth II in October 1973 and welcomes a staggering 10 million visitors every year, so it’s hardly surprising that the building has been photographed 1,014,401 times on Instagram making it one of the most photogenic sites in the world.
Making the list at number 1 was the Taj Mahal with 2,391,689 hashtags on Instagram. The mausoleum of white marble was created by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan for his wife Mumtaz Mahal in the 1600s and continues to be one of the most recognisable structures in the world.
The stunning Palace of Versailles was number 2 on the list with the Statue of Liberty surprisingly rounding out the top 3. England’s Stonehenge was number 10 on the list with a total number of 883,559 hashtags.
Check out the full list along with the total number of hashtags:
- Taj Mahal, India — 2,391,689
- Versailles, France — 2,299,794
- Statue of Liberty, United States — 2,256,201
- Machu Picchu, Peru — 2,213,736
- Petra, Jordan — 1,688,229
- Angkor Wat, Cambodia — 1,647,787
- Acropolis, Greece — 1,565,916
- Chichen-Itza, Mexico — 1,070,985
- Sydney Opera House, Sydney — 1,014,401
- Stonehenge, United Kingdom — 883,559
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