The world’s most popular Instagram attractions – 24/7 Wall St.

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The coronavirus pandemic brought global travel and tourism to a virtual halt from March 2020. In 2021, however, as widespread distribution of vaccines allowed more tourists to hit the road again, the industry began to recover. And while tourist levels have yet to return to pre-pandemic levels and the omicron variant has again prompted travel advisories, the travel industry is more optimistic.

So where did tourists go before travel came to a halt again at the end of 2021 – and what attractions did they see?

To determine the world’s most popular Instagram attractions, 24/7 Tempo reviewed Stasher’s global luggage storage network Ranking of the best tourist attractions in the world. The 99 attractions were selected based on multiple metrics, including Instagram engagement, which was determined by the number of likes out of 200 Instagram posts on each attraction’s hashtag. 24/7 Tempo’s list includes the top 40 attractions by Instagram engagement.

Most of the attractions on the list are those that can be enjoyed outdoors, such as the monumental Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Stonehenge in England, the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. (These are the most colorful natural wonders on Earth.)

The top 40 attractions also include three theme parks. Somewhat surprisingly, the list includes six museums and art institutes, including the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and the Louvre in Paris, as well as several mosques, cathedrals, churches and temples.

Of the top 40 tourist attractions on the list, eight are in the United States, half of them in New York. France is the second most important attraction in the top 40 with five, including must-sees like the Eiffel Tower and the Palace of Versailles. China has four attractions on the list, including the Forbidden City. (These are the most popular American attractions on Instagram.)

The timeless attractions of the Colosseum in Rome, the Acropolis in Athens and the Great Pyramid of Giza in Cairo continued to prove irresistible to those on Instagram – but they weren’t the most popular attractions on the list.

Here are the 40 most popular Instagram attractions in the world

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