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Woman with camera at Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia

Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia

Let this list of the seven most photogenic places in the world to visit inspire your next vacation and you will return from your travels with a wealth of incredible photography to share.

Whether you’re a seasoned travel blogger or enthusiastic tourist, sharing your experiences with friends, family, and the world through your social media platforms is a way of connecting others with your amazing adventures.

Stunning photos of captivating cities, charming villages, ancient landmarks, and fabulous foods allow your followers to join you on your trip and enjoy the wonderful moments you spend exploring the world’s best destinations.

  1. 1. The Great Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
  2. 2. Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
  3. 3. Machu Picchu, Peru
  4. 4. Chefchaouen, Morocco
  5. 5. Jaipur, India
  6. 6. Kyoto, Japan
  7. 7. Santorini, Greece
  8. Explore the Most Photogenic Places in the World

1. The Great Pyramids of Giza, Egypt

The Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt

The Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt

Giza and Luxor in Egypt have attracted visitors from around the world for nearly 4,000 years, with the pyramids remaining the last of the Wonders of the Ancient World.

The impeccable geometry and remarkable preservation of the pyramids and enigmatic Sphinx continue to awe travelers as megalithic memorials to once-powerful pharaohs.

The Great Pyramids of Giza set the remarkable standard of ancient photographic extravagance, followed by the elegant banks of the River Nile and the atmospheric wonder of the Valley of the Kings and Queens.

2. Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Snow white salt crystals of Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia

Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia

The former prehistoric lake of Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia dried thousands of years ago, creating the world’s largest salt flats.

The untamed grandeur of the desert reveals one of South America’s most inspiring destinations, glowing as it does with salt crystals as white as snow, framed by the unfettered sky of the altiplano. The pristine sea of salt becomes surreal around little pockets of water reflecting sporadic clouds merging the great white expanse with the horizon.

You can capture landscapes showcasing the shimmering expanse of the vast destination or get up close and creative to generate surreal photographs of the light dancing off the puddles.

3. Machu Picchu, Peru

Sunrise on Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu in Peru

Machu Picchu in Peru is a destination long considered the highlight of any trip to South America and the pinnacle of any bucket list. Machu Picchu is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, but its increasing fame has not taken away the spectacular charms of 15th-century features hidden in the heights of the Andean peaks.

Whether looking down on the plateau on which Machu Picchu sits or making the long trek from the Sacred Valley, you may capture the exhilaration of travel and share the remarkable feelings of discovery emphasized by the iconic setting and accompanied mystique.

4. Chefchaouen, Morocco

Blue walls and stairwell leading to a winding blue alley in Chefchaouen, Morocco

Chefchaouen, Morocco

The colorful walls of Chefchaouen, the “Blue City”, stand out from the surrounding slopes along the Rif Mountains with an enchanting labyrinth of alleys, stairwells, picturesque doorways, and buildings painted in shades of blue.

The architecture represents a mixture of Moorish and Jewish design dating back to the 15th century, after the Catholic monarch reconquered Spain.

The otherworldly town provides access to idyllic mountain streams and remarkable mountain peaks woven into the fabric of the cultural tapestry of Berber tribespeople. The old medina, restored kasbah, and authentic cuisine will demand your camera’s attention while exuding the greater spirit of Morocco.

5. Jaipur, India

Honeycombed windows of the Hawa Mahal in Jaipur, India

Hawa Mahal in Jaipur, India

Jaipur, India, is colorful and flamboyant, with busy streets ebbing and flowing against the market mayhem leading to the heart of Jaipur in the City Palace. Arid hills encompass the city’s historic grandeur, set against the unique instruments of the Jantar Mantar (royal observatory) and honeycombed windows of the Hawa Mahal.

The destination is affectionately known as the “Pink City” and is a photographer’s paradise, maintaining the architectural brilliance of lavish 18th-century halls, complex artistic Mughal symmetry, and the sophisticated design of the 16th-century Amer Fort.

6. Kyoto, Japan

Kinkakuji temple and Kyōko-chi Pond surrounded by gardens in Kyoto, Japan

Kinkakuji in Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto in Japan offers an abundance of mystery and magic in its mixture of atmospheric temples, traditional teahouses, and peaceful manicured gardens that fit effortlessly into a camera lens.

Kyoto remains steadfast in embracing the past, passing down through the generations traditional arts and crafts in specialty shops or along downtown streets lined with traditional Japanese townhouses known as machiya.

Kyoto boasts a trail of photographs telling tales of ancient temples, culinary mastery, legends of the Nijo Castle, exquisite handmade paper, captivating traditional tea ceremonies, and cherry blossoms.

7. Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

The iconic whitewashed walls and blue rooftops of Santorini, Greece, represent the classic image of the Cyclades. Sailboats glide across the massive sea-filled caldera and precipitous volcanic-black bluffs provide the best panoramic views of azure water.

The beaches shimmer with pebbles changing from red, white, or black, and elegant dining experiences crown the cliff tops. The only pictures better than those of idyllic beaches and passing boats are those of applause-worthy sunsets casting layers of colors across the sky that are reflected in crystalline water.

Explore the Most Photogenic Places in the World

Snaking orange pillars of Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto, Japan

Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto, Japan

Capture images of Machu Picchu's ancient hilltop ruins crowning the virescent Andean peaks; snapshot Kyoto’s many Instagram-worthy landmarks, such as the snaking orange pillars of Fushimi Inari Shrine; film the flowing sapphire seas of Santorini from lofty viewpoints among Greece’s iconic blue-roofed homes.

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