Most of us here at Vulcan Post use Instagram. But if you don’t, you should probably know this: it is the world’s most popular photo sharing app, so popular that Facebook bought it at a $1 billion valuation. Every month, there are more than 150 million users sharing photos on Instagram.
Every end of the year, the company has a habit of looking back and collecting statistics of its users’ activity, similar to what YouTube did.
“As 2013 draws to a close, it’s once again time to look back on another amazing year on Instagram. It’s inspiring to see moments shared from all around the world, whether it’s a photo from your hometown or a video from your vacation. We took a look at the location trends to find the most-Instagrammed places of 2013.” – Instagram
Unsurprisingly, the most photographed location in 2013 is the Siam Paragon Mall.
Siam Paragon Mall? We are glad you asked.
According to its Wikipedia page, Siam Paragon is one of the biggest shopping centres in Asia. It was launched on December 9, 2005, and includes a wide range of specialty stores and restaurants as well as a multiplex movie theatre. The Siam Ocean World aquarium, which is claimed to be the largest aquarium in Southeast Asia, as well as Siam Paragon opera concert hall is located at the shopping centre. It also has a large bowling alley and karaoke centre.
Here are some Instagram photos of Siam Paragon:
There are over 250 shops at Siam Paragon, and it carries many mega brands including Gucci, Bulgari, Paul Smith, Jimmy Choo, BMW, Porsche, and many more.
Where Is Siam Paragon? It is easy to get to by the Bangkok Skytrain system. Just get to Siam station and when you get off, you can walk almost straight into the shopping mall from one of two entrances. Follow the exit signs from the skytrain which will point you in the right direction.
If you are interested in the Most-Instagrammed Locations of 2013, here’s the full list:
- Siam Paragon shopping mall, Bangkok, Thailand
- Times Square, New York
- Disneyland, California
- Bellagio Fountains, Las Vegas
- Disney World Florida
- Staples Center, Los Angeles
- Central Park, New York
- Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles
- Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK), Bangkok, Thailand
- The High Line, New York
The Most-Instagrammed Cities of 2013
- New York City, NY, USA
- Bangkok, Thailand
- Los Angeles, CA, USA
- London, UK
- São Paulo, Brazil
- Moscow, Russia
- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- San Diego, CA, USA
- Las Vegas, NV, USA
- San Francisco, CA, USA
Thailand is definitely exciting. Bangkok recently topped the World’s 10 most visited cities. It had 15.98 million international visitors who spent at least one night.
Looks like there are definitely a lot of people visiting Bangkok, and they take a lot pictures too!