- 12 EPIC Travel Destinations To Take The PERFECT Selfie!
- 20 Most Stunning Places Where You Can Say: Lemme Take A Selfie
- 1. Kangaroo Island, Australia
- 2. Rumah Pohon Batu Molenteng, Bali
- 3. Gurudongmar Lake, Sikkim, India
- 4. Antelope Canyon, Arizona
- 5. Trolltunga, Norway
- 6. Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
- 7. Mineral Beach, The Dead Sea, Israel
- 8. Zion National Park, Utah
- 9. Tunnel of Love, Ukraine
- 10. Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
- 11. Cape Town, South Africa
- 12. Mendenhall Ice Caves in Juneau, Alaska
- 13. Ueno Park, Tokyo, Japan
- 14. Machu Picchu, Peru
- The Definitive Ranking Of The Selfiest Cities in the World
- Take Your Selfie Game to a New Level When Traveling to These 9 Destinations Around the World
12 EPIC Travel Destinations To Take The PERFECT Selfie!
Just any old hag can go in their own backyard and take some boring old selfie by a yard full of rusted toys and overgrown grass, right? Silly faces and bunny ears just don’t cut it these days, either.
In a world full of crowded social media and everyone looking for a few seconds of fame, it can be quite hard to take that perfect pic that gets the whole school or office chatting about you. Fame whores, I’ve got an idea or two that will help get those Instagram s well into three figures.
Just take a snapshot at one of the destinations below and I promise your number of s are sure to skyrocket. Give it a try, what do you have to loose (well, besides your dignity)?!
Here’s your selfie bucket list to destinations from all across these great states!
20 Most Stunning Places Where You Can Say: Lemme Take A Selfie
(Last Updated On: May 7, 2018)
Hopping a destination or celebrating in a new place. Click click, there goes that picture on the Instagram. Gone are those days when you have to ask a stranger to click a picture. Now is the time for that hot shot just by you with that front camera or the recently trending selfie stick.
Believe me guys; selfies are becoming mandatory these days. Whether you call it a hype or trend there is never a complete memory without that perfect picture. And now, when the selfie thing is taking over the social media; we are going to make it more interesting for you.
Let’s bring you some of the best places to visit where you can click that faultless selfieee.
1. Kangaroo Island, Australia
Imagine a selfie with a kangaroo right beside you showing its teeth. A happy smiley perfect selfie ( on Instagram) Who knows you might be trending with that picture. Kangaroo Island in Australia is the just right place for you.
Home to the Australian kangaroos this island is known for its gorgeous beauty with the pristine beach and stunning sunsets.
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2. Rumah Pohon Batu Molenteng, Bali
This time let’s take it to a tree house selfie. Yes, guys you heard it right. This unique tree house located at Nusa Dua in Bali is the perfect place for your Instagram shot.
With the sight of magnificent landscapes and a pretty small beach this places a heaven for the nature lovers.
All you have to do is just climb up on that ladder, capture your selfie and moreover when you get a chance to win a free trip to this amazing destination, nothing could make your day better.
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3. Gurudongmar Lake, Sikkim, India
Now, if you are selfie lover then you can definitely not miss out this place for your picture perfect selfies. Nestled at an altitude of 17,800 ft, Gurudongmar Lake is a must visit destination for the nature lovers.
With its incandescent scenic beauty and the crystal clear shinning water calls travelers from far and wide. Try clicking selfies with the background as the mirror water, something which you will cherish for a lifetime.
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4. Antelope Canyon, Arizona
How about a selfie right under the spotlight from the sun inside a canyon? Sound’s perfect right. Guys, this magnificent Antelope Canyon in Arizona will make you least bothered about the Grand Canyon.
This amazing canyon is becoming the hottest spot now.
Holding the scenic beauty with colourful rock formation created by streams and rivers eroding the sandstone, this canyon is in compared to any other canyon in the world.
5. Trolltunga, Norway
Want that picture perfect selfie of a lifetime then here we go again. Locals called it as the The Troll’s Tongue; this rock formation in Odda Norway is a heaven for the thrill seekers. This unique rock formation was formed after glacial water froze a chunk of the mountain.
It is believed that during the Ice Age this rock broke off creating one of the most beautiful sights for the onlookers. Today, thousand of nature lovers visit this place to admire its beauty.
There are no safety barriers here which give our selfie lovers to click some astounding pictures.
6. Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
I guess most of you might have heard about this wonderful place in Zambia. Meaning the “the smoke that thunders,” this one of a kind waterfall is borders both Zambia and Zimbabwe. This waterfall is twice as tall as Niagara Falls, and longer too.
Making it one of the most exciting place for the adventure junkies this place also perfect for the selfie lovers. Whether you want to take that picture while huge swing over the gorge or while bungee-jumping. It’s all upto you.
7. Mineral Beach, The Dead Sea, Israel
Are you a selfie freak? Then budds you can’t miss a chance to click that memorable selfie while playing the mud at Dead Sea, Israel. Slather yourself in nutrient-rich mud and snapping a pic, before floating in water that’s so salty you can’t even sink.
8. Zion National Park, Utah
With its mesmerizing cliffs in red, pink and cream the Zion national park is another best place for you to take that perfect selfie shot. This national Park is 229-square-mile and its known for its scenic beauty around the world. This park is also a favorite among the hikers, bikers and climbers for the half-mile-deep Zion Canyon.
9. Tunnel of Love, Ukraine
For the romantic and the ones who love clicking selfies with your BAE then here is another spot for you. Nestled near the town of Kleven in Ukraine this luscious green tunnel is a hot spot for the lovers. The long green tunnel forming the unsual railay route is a must selfie location for you. You just need to say Let me take a selfie.
10. Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
Very recently Craotia is becoming the hottest pot for the romantics. But did you know that this place has some of the best places for your perfect selfies.
Known for its 16 lakes arranged in cascades, with upper and lower clusters formed by runoff from the mountains, Plitvice Lakes National Park is a must visit destination to click your best selfies.
The most interesting part is that the lakes keep constantly changing colors depending on the minerals and the sunlight.
11. Cape Town, South Africa
I guess you have definitely heard about the exotic beauty of Cape Town.
Known for its majestic beauty with exotic surroundings and breathtaking views, this is the perfect spot for snapping some memorable pictures.
Boasting itself on the shore of Table Bay, there are quite a few places here where you can start with your selfie clicks. Not to forget the Boulder’s Beach where you can snap some pics with the penguins.
12. Mendenhall Ice Caves in Juneau, Alaska
Ready for another Icy treaty selfie! Well, here we go again, this time make it a shiny tricky and enchanting one. Although these magnificent cavers have started shrinking but these glaciers in Alaska once again calls you for that perfect shot. The glittery caves has many icy chunks which makes it more beautiful and stunning.
13. Ueno Park, Tokyo, Japan
Get painted with the colours of spring as you take your selfie under the Cherry Blossoms in Ueno Park. Walk through the flowery path sparkling bright with colours. Now who’s gonna stop you here from clicking those memorable selfies. Click those best shots and bling there goes that picture on Instagram.
14. Machu Picchu, Peru
Now those of you who are looking for something more unique then here we have Macchu Pichhu for you. This 15th century Inca site in Peru is a heaven for the hikers and the nature lovers. And if you are one of that which I am sure you are, this location is a must visit for you for that ideal selfie. Get ready to with your selfie cam and find your Lama friend absolutely there.
The Definitive Ranking Of The Selfiest Cities in the World
Makati City, known as the financial center of the Philippines, can now boast another distinction: It is the Selfie Capital of the World.
An examination of hundreds of thousands of selfies—the low-fi, self-shot photographs that are intensely popular among younger social media users—suggests that the city, part of metropolitan Manila and home to 500,000 people, produces more selfies per capita than any other city in the world.
To investigate the geography of selfie-taking, TIME built a database of more than 400,000 Instagram photos “selfie” that included geographic coordinates. In total, we ranked 459 cities to determine the selfiest places on earth. Fear not Manhattan and Miami, you’re up there.
Want to see if your city ranks? Mouse over the dots above.
For the top 100 selfiest cities in the world, our rankings are below.
Each yellow dot in the maps of the ten cities where selfies are most popular represents one selfie taken recently over the course of a ten-day period. Cities near one another were combined on this list.
For more information on how the rankings were built, read our explanation posted below the rankings.
Designed by Alexander Ho.
1. Makati City and Pasig, Philippines
258 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
2. Manhattan, N.Y.
202 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
3. Miami, Fla.
155 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
4. Anaheim and Santa Ana, Calif.
147 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
5. Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
141 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
6. Tel Aviv, Israel
139 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
7. Manchester, England
114 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
8. Milan, Italy
108 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
9. Cebu City, Philippines
99 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
10. George Town, Malaysia
95 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
11. San Francisco, US: 91 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
12. Oslo, NO: 89 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
13. Boston, US: 88 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
14. Newark, US: 84 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
15. Honolulu, US: 82 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
Baguio, PH: 82 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
17. Paris, FR: 80 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
18. Denpasar, ID: 75 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
19. Leeds, GB: 72 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
20. Las Vegas, US: 72 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
Kuala Lumpur, MY: 72 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
22. Firenze, IT: 69 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
23. Copenhagen, DK: 69 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
24. Helsinki, FI: 69 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
25. Washington, D. C., US: 66 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
Cardiff, GB: 66 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
27. Oakland, US: 64 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
28. Amsterdam, NL: 64 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
29. Belfast, GB: 61 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
30. Bologna, IT: 61 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
Liverpool, GB: 58 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
32. Portland, US: 56 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
33. Lisbon, PT: 56 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
34. Atlanta, US: 55 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
35. Riverside, US: 55 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
New Orleans, US: 54 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
37. Glasgow, GB: 54 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
38. Leicester, GB: 53 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
39. Auckland, NZ: 53 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
40. Monterrey, MX: 52 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
Seattle, US: 52 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
42. Doha, QA: 52 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
43. Yogyakarta, ID: 51 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
44. Mueang Nonthaburi, TH: 50 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
45. Coventry, GB: 50 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
Edinburgh, GB: 50 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
47. Malmoe, SE: 50 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
48. Bari, IT: 49 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
49. Bristol, GB: 49 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
50. Johor Bahru, MY: 48 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
Sheffield, GB: 47 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
52. Napoli, IT: 46 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
53. Singapore, SG: 46 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
54. Athens, GR: 46 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
55. Stoke-on-Trent, GB: 46 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
Stockholm, SE: 45 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
57. Minneapolis, US: 45 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
58. Brooklyn, US: 44 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
59. Quezon City, PH: 44 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
60. Pittsburgh, US: 42 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
Bradford, GB: 42 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
62. San Jose, CR: 41 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
63. Dubai, AE: 41 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
64. Goeteborg, SE: 39 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
65. Adapazari, TR: 39 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
Wolverhampton, GB: 39 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
67. Dublin, IE: 39 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
68. Barcelona, ES: 38 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
69. Rome, IT: 38 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
70. Utrecht, NL: 38 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
Panama, PA: 37 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
72. Iloilo, PH: 36 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
73. Thessaloniki, GR: 36 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
74. Hull, GB: 36 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
75. Tampa, US: 36 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
Sacramento, US: 35 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
77. Denver, US: 35 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
78. Belgrade, RS: 35 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
79. Zurich, CH: 35 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
80. Eskisehir, TR: 35 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
Victoria, CA: 34 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
82. San Diego, US: 34 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
83. Catania, IT: 33 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
84. Turin, IT: 33 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
85. Carapicuiba, BR: 33 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
Poznan, PL: 33 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
87. Abu Dhabi, AE: 33 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
88. Bandung, ID: 33 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
89. Borough of Bronx, US: 32 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
90. Austin, US: 32 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
San Jose, US: 32 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
92. Sharjah, AE: 32 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
93. London, GB: 32 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
94. Bakersfield, US: 31 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
95. Staten Island, US: 30 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
Vitoria, BR: 30 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
97. San Juan, PR: 30 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
98. Edmonton, CA: 30 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
99. Birmingham, GB: 30 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
100. Nice, FR: 30 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
The photos were downloaded from the Instagram API in two sets of five days: from Jan. 28-Feb.2, 2014 and Mar. 3-7, 2014. Each day’s data consists of the 24-hour period from midnight to midnight to account for all time zones equally.
During that time, 402,197 Instagram photos “selfie” that included geographic coordinates. That only accounts for a fraction of all selfies uploaded during that time since the majority of photos do not include a location.
Of this sample, 28 percent came from the United States.
For every city in the world of at least 250,000 residents, we then counted the number of selfies taken within 5 miles and divided by the population of that city.
While the metric of “people who take selfies per capita” is far from a perfect measure, it was far and away the most comprehensive means of comparing the 459 world cities that turned up at least 25 individual users in the database. Of course, this measure bakes in more variables than just a penchant for selfies, such as smart phone adoption rates and median income. As such, this list tends to favor regions just outside major urban areas.
Not all photos as “selfie” are in fact selfies. Informal tests that we ran on our dataset using out-of-the-box facial detection algorithms found that the vast majority of the photos were of a single person. We also made several attempts to find international versions of the word “selfie,” but none of the suggested translations showed up in any appreciable volume.
The list of world cities and their populations comes from the GeoNames database. In almost all cases, cities were limited to municipalities as opposed to culturally defined population centers.
Photos were then matched to cities using a simple “nearest neighbor” algorithm that found the nearest city with at least 250,000 residents.
This means that, even within the fairly tight radius of 5 miles from the center of a city, some photos are counted which were not physically taken in that city. (See the map of Manhattan, for instance, which includes a small sliver of New Jersey.
) All of our tests suggested this was an acceptable tradeoff for the speed of this method of geocoding, which also serves to group the innermost suburbs with the city that they surround.
The data is not being permanently stored on TIME’s servers, in accordance with Instagram’s terms of service.
Take Your Selfie Game to a New Level When Traveling to These 9 Destinations Around the World
They say the “selfie” is the new version of the ultimate travel photo. After all, in our modern digital age you’ve just got to document your travel adventures on Instagram, and the , or it’s almost you were never there, right? If you’re looking for the most epic travel destinations to snap that perfect selfie, you can’t go wrong with these.
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Troll's Tongue, Odda, Norway Troll's Tongue, Norway
Trolltuna, referred to as the Troll’s Tongue by locals, is one of the most breathtaking destinations in all of Norway. It was formed after glacial water froze a chunk of the mountain, causing it to break off back in the Ice Age.
In order to preserve the rock’s beauty, no safety barriers have ever been built, which makes it somewhat risky, but the reward for your effort, which includes a four-hour trek, will ensure the photo of a lifetime. Of course, in this magnificent country there are no shortage of gorgeous landscapes for selfie taking.
Just a few of its other highlights include the fjord valleys that lead to Trollheimen and the Dovre Mountains, stretching all the way from the sea to high mountain country, offering out-of-this-world opportunities for hiking and climbing as well as incredible cycling and scenic drives.
Then there are the Lofoten Islands, an unspoiled archipelago located within the Arctic Circle considered to be one of Europe’s best kept secrets.
Crystal Caves, Iceland Ice Cave, Iceland
If you’ve ever wondered what the world underneath the ice is , Iceland’s “crystal caves,” are one of the best places to find out.
Located in Icelandic glaciers, multiple outfitters are available to take you on a guided tour of caves the one in Vatnajokull Glacier, which covers nearly 8 percent of the country as Europe’s largest.
Accessed through a narrow entrance, the caves are only safe to enter in the winter when cold temperatures have hardened the ice.
Once you step in, you’ll see one of nature’s most stunning works of art, including brilliant blue frozen ceilings studded with stalactites that hang over icy paths and stalagmites. Visitors crawl into long, frozen chambers under a cathedral of dazzling translucent blue waves, and, the formation of the ice happens to create the perfect “window” for taking an unforgettable selfie too.
Dead Sea, Israel and Jordan The Dead Sea, Israel
The lowest spot on earth at 1,312 feet below sea level, the Dead Sea, bordered by Israel and Jordan, contains ten times more saline than seawater, which is why it famously makes humans float corks.
It’s also believed to contain therapeutic sea minerals that are ideal for healing all sorts of skin conditions. And, of course, covering your self in clay and floating in water that’s so salty you can’t sink, definitely makes for one of the coolest selfies you can take.
But plan your trip sooner rather than later, as experts believe it may disappear within the next 50 years.
It’s already shrunk by a third over the last four decades, and the water is being diverted into agricultural and domestic water consumption, while even more pressure is put on it by cosmetic manufacturers who drain it for the minerals.
Grand Canyon, Arizona Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon brings the chance to take in some of the most epic views in America. This natural treasure is so incredibly vast that technology hasn’t yet advanced to the point where a camera can properly capture its depth, but a selfie here showcases just how truly remarkable our planet can be.
While many people visit the South Rim, the North Rim offers the chance for an even better pic. In this less-visited and far less crowded region of the park, there are practically endless panoramic vistas along with plenty of twisting trails to enjoy them from.
Of course, you could always take a mule ride down to the bottom, capturing the adventure with an unforgettable photo atop the sturdy animal.
Plitvice Lakes, Croatia waterfalls of Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
Croatia’s largest national park, and the oldest in southeast Europe, may not be well known by those outside the region, but it’s surely one of the most stunning natural landmarks in the world.
This maze of lakes and waterfalls, lush greenery and clear waters in constantly changing colors depending on the minerals and the sunlight, is so fantasy-, without experiencing it in person you’d think it must have been computer generated.
If you plan on visiting and capturing your own selfie here, be sure to stick to the trails, as a number of people have been seriously injured and even killed when venturing of the paths to take one.
Machu Picchu, Peru Machu Picchu, Peru
Machu Picchu is often found at the top of travelers’ bucket lists, and it’s fast becoming one of the world’s top destinations for a selfie too.
After all, who wouldn’t want to capture themselves against the backdrop of a colorful sunrise over the lost city of the Incas and mist-shrouded Picchu Mountain that soars nearly 1,000 feet above the stone ruins, plazas and terraces? This royal retreat of the Incan emperor Pachacuti is set atop the Urubamba Valley, constructed in the 15th century as a place for him and his retinue to unwind and relax or entertain foreign dignitaries. It was widely unknown to those who lived outside the immediate area, until its discovery by Hiram Bingham was published in a 1911 book, “Across South America.” Today it’s considered to be one of continent’s most important and well-preserved sites, as well as one of the most spectacular places that can be viewed on the planet.
Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Christ the Redeemer, the most recognized symbol of Rio and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, has also become one of the most popular destinations for selfies on Earth. Capturing a selfie here not only brings one of the greatest views around, but shows your friends and family back home that you managed to climb a mountain.
If that’s still not high enough to satisfy your need for a thrill, you might want to consider soaring above the landscape on a tandem hang-gliding flight from Pedra Bonita in Rio’s Tijuca National Park where you’ll have a spectacular bird’s-eye view over the city, coastline and the forest.
What better place for an especially daring selfie?
Venice, Italy Venice, Italy
This enchanting “Floating City” of magnificent architecture built solely on the water, where cars have been replaced by gondolas and teak boats, is a gem that’s a favorite with many photographers, making it an obvious spot for an epic selfie.
You can take one from a gondola that glides through the labyrinth of colorful canals that wind through islands joined by romantic bridges, or in one of the picturesque medieval squares as you listen to the music that echoes between Gothic palaces.
Simply getting lost in the maze and encountering timeless scenes, the little row boats tied up in front of brightly-hued facades as artists sit and paint in open squares, is sure to bring numerous picture-perfect opportunities.
Cliffs of Moher, Ireland Cliffs of Moher
The Cliffs of Moher are Hollywood star famous, having been featured in films “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” and “The Princess Bride.” As such, getting a selfie here in one of Ireland’s most iconic destinations is truly a must.
The spectacular view attracts a million visitors every year, with the cliffs soaring more than 700 feet over the Atlantic, stretching from about the village of Doolin for nearly five miles to Hags Head in County Clare at the southwestern edge of the Burren region.
On a clear day you can get a shot of yourself with Galway Bay, the Twelve Pins mountain range, and the Aran Islands serving as the backdrop.
While you’re here, listen for the sounds of Irish harpist Tina Mulrooney entertaining visitors with traditional Irish ballads as the waves crash below.