These Are Officially The Most Over-Instagrammed Sites In The World

Whether you like it or really don't, Instagram has become an integral part of global travel. So much so, in fact, that there are now parody accounts calling out the clichéd and basic posts of some travel bloggers.

But, according to a new survey by InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, 55% of global travellers believe that capturing content for the 'gram actually helps them to have a more meaningful travel experience.

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And 39% of travellers say they intend to place more focus on creating content for their social media accounts in 2020.

However, a similar number – four in ten – believe that social media posts from their home city don't accurately reflect the depth of culture that exists there. When you think about it, this makes plenty of sense – after all, living in London doesn't mean you spend every Friday night sipping a gin-in-a-tin outside Buckingham Palace.

InterContinental has also made a list of the "most over-Instagrammed sites" in seven major global cities. It did this by analysing which landmarks appear most frequently in hashtags pertaining to the city.

You can check them out in the slideshow – but be honest, all of them do make a pretty good Insta pic, don't they?

Paris: The Eiffel Tower

This iconic landmark is the most-visited paid monument in the world, so it's not too surprising that 53% of posts shared with a #Paris hashtag show it.
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Dubai: Burj Khalifa

With a total height of 829.8m, this skyscraper has been the world's tallest building since 2009. It appears in 36% of posts shared using the #Dubai hashtag.
Sydney Opera House

This instantly recognisable building at Sydney Harbour was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007. More than a third (35%) of posts shared using the #Sydney hashtag show it.
New York City: Central Park

It's known for being one of the most filmed locations in the world, and appears in 20% of posts shared using the #NewYork hashtag.
Shanghai: The Bund

Shanghai's famous waterfront area appears in nearly one in two (44%) of pictures shared using the #Shanghai hashtag.
London: Buckingham Palace

The British capital isn't exactly lacking in landmarks – the London Eye and Tower Bridge are both pretty iconic – but a hefty 21% of posts shared using the #London hashtag show the Queen's house.
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Mexico City: Pyramid de Teotihuacan

The stunning "Pyramid of the sun" appears in 25% of all #MexicoCity posts.
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