Don’t act like you weren’t wondering: What was 2012’s most-Instagrammed place? The Colosseum in Rome? The Gateway Arch in St. Louis? Or what about the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco? Turns out, none of those three cracked the top ten, which Instagram revealed on Thursday.
Bangkok is a popular attraction for Instagram users, as the top two spots were of the Suvarnabhumi Airport (over 100,000 photos) and Siam Paragon shopping mall in the capital city. I’ve never been, so I can’t speak for how photogenic the actual city is. There must be something about it that results in people sharing about the experience.
Half of the locations are actually located here in Southern California—six in the state overall when you count San Francisco’s AT&T Park—while other popular Instagram locations include the Eiffel Tower in Paris and Times Square in New York City. I would’ve expected for Times Square to be at the top, or maybe Tokyo.
Did you contribute to any of the top locations of 2012? Sadly, I did not. I wonder how long it’ll take for one of the winners to boast about being one of the top Instagrammed locations.