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The Most Instagrammed Cities of 2016

10. Jakarta, Indonesia
The Most Instagrammed Cities of 2016
In 2016, no trip goes undocumented on Instagram. But what are the most Instagrammed cities in the world? With data provided by Instagram itself, we compiled a list of the most geotagged cities on Instagram in 2016 to see just which cities were the most popular destinations on Instagram this year. If you don’t already, follow us @afarmedia and tag your photos with #traveldeeper to join the global conversation!

By Sarah Buder, AFAR Staff
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    10. Jakarta, Indonesia
    10. Jakarta, Indonesia
    Eating street food while in Indonesia is like walking the Golden Gate Bridge when visiting in San Francisco—you simply have to do it. After you’ve selected your delicious cuisine from an Indonesian street cart and have situated yourself somewhere on a curb or bench, it’s also pretty much obligatory that you snap a shot and post it on Instagram for the rest of us to see.

    Photo by @ashleygoldsmith_
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    9. Istanbul, Turkey
    9. Istanbul, Turkey
    Istanbul is a bustling city brimming with life, culture, and history—in other words, it’s basically an Instagram lover’s heaven. A wander through the city’s old bazaars, mosques, and city streets will leave you endlessly inspired. Trust us.

    Photo by @dustinaksland
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    8. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    8. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Rio de Janeiro might be one of the most picturesque (and most photographed) travel destinations in the world, but we never get tired of this view in the Cidade Maravilhosa.

    Photo by @paulinhohop
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    7. St. Petersburg, Russia
    7. St. Petersburg, Russia
    St. Petersburg definitely isn’t the most frequented tourist destination on this list, but it might be the most underrated. This Russian city is often referred to as the “Venice of the North” due to its many photogenic canals and beautiful infrastructure, like the Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood pictured here, which has more square feet of mosaics than any church in the world.

    Photo by @tramontanetravel
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    6. Los Angeles, California
    6. Los Angeles, California
    Los Angeles is known worldwide for being a super-trendy destination. There’s no shortage of hip cafés, restaurants, and shops in the City of Angels. There’s also, apparently, no shortage of avid Instagrammers. On a trip to Los Angeles, AFAR’s associate photo editor @palographic snapped this shot in an adorable taco shop.

    Photo by @palographic
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    5. Paris, France
    5. Paris, France
    It’s no shock that the City of Light made the list of most geotagged global cities in 2016. You’re almost guaranteed to fall in love in this romantic European city—but possibly with the sights, rather than with a person.

    Photo by @elieyobeid
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    4. São Paulo, Brazil
    4. São Paulo, Brazil
    São Paulo is the most densely populated city in Brazil, and the 11th biggest city in the world. According to Forbes, the average traffic jam on a Friday evening in this sprawling city is about 112 miles long, which leaves plenty of time for those stuck in traffic (who aren’t driving!) to post some great Instagram shots of this expansive cultural hub.

    Photo by @mariandthecity
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    3. Moscow, Russia
    3. Moscow, Russia
    The temperature in Moscow may get freezing, but the city is always photogenic. Colorful architecture and year-round street markets make this city a playground for Instagram. Check out this festive food market!

    Photo by @_artek
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    2. London, United Kingdom
    2. London, United Kingdom
    London is a bustling metropolis that feels modern in trendy neighborhoods like Shoreditch, and historic in others, like Parliament Square, because of the remaining Victorian architecture. We’re guessing that its visual range is why this city in the United Kingdom was 2016’s second most geotagged global city.

    Photo by @snowflakesfairy
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    1. New York, New York
    1. New York, New York
    The most geotagged city in 2016 goes to the most densely populated (and most heavily visited) major city in the United StatesNew York City. It comes as no surprise to us that the Big Apple tops the list this year—you can spend hours roaming the city’s busy streets and never run out unique scenes to snap.

    Photo by @nomadic_habit
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