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No vacation or trip is complete without clicking those Insta-worthy pictures and creating interesting videos. Here’s our list of the 20 best destinations for photography lovers. Some destinations have such a wow factor that it’s impossible to satisfy your photo-appetite.
Destinations with unique landscapes, fascinating architecture, virgin beaches, dramatic coastlines, historic features, mountain peaks, and cultural heritage are the perfect place for travelers and photographers alike.
Here’s a list (in no particular order), of the 20 best destinations for photography lovers that’ll make it impossible for you to put your camera down.
Iceland, a photographer’s dream come true and you’ll surely know why as soon as you land. The unique country of fire and ice will make it difficult to satiate your photo-hungry self.
You wouldn’t want to miss any nook or corner of Iceland. Guaranteed you will have more photos that you know where to store. Don’t miss these postcard-perfect destinations at any cost — Jökulsárlón, Kirkjufell, Seljalandsfoss, Vatnajökull, Mount Mælifell, Reynisfjara Beach, and Hvítserkur.
Fancy being suspended on a precipice 820 feet in the air? Standing almost 250 meters above sea level, Sky Bar is one of the highest rooftop bars in the world. It offers impressive views of the Bangkok skyline and you can’t stop yourself from clicking the breathtaking sunset scenes as you sip your favorite beverage.
The Big Apple is filled with endless click-worthy attractions, this includes Time Square. Times Square that connects travelers to all parts of Manhattan. New York, the city that never sleeps, has great shooting spots, especially for street photography. Here’s a few: The Brooklyn Bridge, the Morgan library, Alice in Wonderland Statue (Central Park), St Patrick’s Cathedral, Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, the New York Stock Exchange, and this very strange but beautiful landmark, The Vessel.
The city of Athens is steeped in ancient history, great food, friendly people and a bustling city. The capital city of Greece offers numerous iconic sights. It remains highly popular today because of the history and ancient architecture. These incredible photo locations and ruins are desperately waiting to be captured by your camera. Do include these in your itinerary: The Acropolis, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Monastiraki Square, Temple of Poseidon, and its many Byzantine Churches.
Art lovers and party animals tend to flock to the Magic City of Miami. Shutterbugs have found a new home, the art deco design and stunning beaches lay way for a gorgeous backdrop. There’s beauty everywhere in Miami — sunshine, life, beautiful people, beautiful skyline. From inspiring sunrises from the ocean to amazing sunsets over the city, Miami has from the epic to the subtle. There are photo ops just about everywhere you turn. If you’re looking for a feast of photography, head over to the Wynwood neighborhood where every wall has art that explode in colors, shapes, and thoughtful message. If Wynwood is your choice, then it’s suggested you must visit during the day. I recommend to stay until night and hit some of the best bars and restaurants in town.
Photographers with a love for history, architecture, and unique landscapes can pack their camera gear and head to Austin, Texas. Visit these beautiful locations and add to your awesome photo collection: McKinney Falls State Park, The Oasis, Sweet Berry Farm, and Graffiti Park.
This shopaholics’ paradise, is also a photographer’s treat. From Marina Bay Sands and Gardens by the Bay to Sentosa, Haji Lane, and the Merlion, Singapore can drive you click-crazy. The city is beautifully lit up at night and the laser light shows draw photographers like bees to honey. This shot was taken Gardens by the Bay. There are many photo spots to explore, from gigantic supertrees to whimsical gardens at every corner. If you’re looking for a memorable pictures, you won’t go wrong there.
The two best luxury hotels in Kuala Lumpur offer the perfect oases to relax and rejuvenate for their visitors. They also take care of the shutter-crazy travelers. Both offer a unique vantage point, rising above the city next to the iconic Petronas Twin Towers and the flowering gardens of the KLCC Park. The impressive views, fabulous facilities, and a convenient central location make it a favorite for travelers and photo-enthusiasts alike.
Another city that will help you sharpen your camera skills is London, specifically W Leicester Square. The semi-opaque glass block is within walking distance of Piccadilly Circus. When there, do check out the gateway to Chinatown, done up in a unique Ching Dynasty design. Also visit the Leicester Square Gardens for a lazy stroll while you click nature at its best.
If it’s the world’s highest hotel, then it’s bound to offer great photo opportunities to lens man too. The Ritz Carlton in Hong Kong is seated atop the seventh largest building in the world. For incomparable views of Victoria Harbour and to enjoy the glimmering skyline of Hong Kong Island, every photographer must visit this stunning luxury hotel.
This Scandinavian city draws photographers to its soul and wins their hearts. The Opera House, the Karl Johans Gate, the Royal Palace, and the City Hall are a must-visit, if not more but at least once in your lifetime. The City Hall is where the Nobel Peace Prize is presented each year on December 10.
The most photographed thing in Paris is Eiffel Tower. It’s the city’s history, museums, absolutely amazing food, and great locations like Champs Elysees, Arc de Triomphe, The Louvre, and Notre-Dame de Paris that will keep your camera busy.
Istanbul is one of the most photogenic cities in the world. A jam-packed full itinerary with breathtaking photo opportunities will keep that camera shutter clicking. From the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque to the Sultanahmet Arkeolojik Park, the eclectic mix of Byzantine and Ottoman styles remains etched in the memory forever. Our round up could not be complete of the 20 best destinations for photography lovers without a mention of dazzling Istanbul, Turkey. If you’re planning on having a long layover here, here’s some flight info.
The city of Srinagar is a symbol of pristine beauty with mesmerizing landscapes and warm people. Discover why people call Srinagar as Paradise on Earth. From lakes, hills, gardens, snow-capped mountains, to medieval mosques and wooden houses, you’ll find it difficult to satisfy your shutter-happy fingers. The jewel of Srinagar is the Dal Lake with its shikaras and houseboats. The Mughal Gardens and the Wular Lake provide ample memory-worthy clicks.
Shooting the aurora is one of the best souvenirs you can bring home from your Fairbanks trip. A shot of the Northern Lights can give serious travel envy to your friends.
One of the exciting cities of Australia, Sydney has it all ready for the travel photographer. Darling Harbour, Bondi Beach, Chinese Garden of Friendship, Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, are sites that can’t be missed by those with green (shutter) fingers.
The Czech capital is overflowing with striking architecture, beautiful markets, and amazing hilltop views. Prague Castle, St Vitus Cathedral, and Charles Bridge are some places that make your camera produce magic.
The busy capital city of Japan has a fast-paced lifestyle. It’s ancient temples and traditional wooden houses create a calm that is soothing to capture and experience. Two spots to shoot to your heart’s content are Fushimi Inari-taisha and Arashiyama.
Capture stunning images of the Andes from Machu Picchu. The Salkantay Trek culminates at this 15th-century site. This is where you can also click pictures of the ruins of Machu Picchu.
Gorkhi-Terelj National Park in Mongolia is any wildlife photographer’s delight. Home to more than 250 bird species and brown bears, the park has magnificent alpine scenery and impressive rock formations. The meandering Terelj River and a granite behemoth shaped like a turtle will keep the photographer in you very busy.
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