You’ll see some of the same things cropping up over and over again on Instagram, be they selfies or artfully rendered snapshots of Eggs Benedict. Not every Instagram is an original, unique snowflake when it comes to subject matter, and there are certain places that just seem to call out for a nostalgic filter and social sharing. Instagram released a series of lists about the most frequently photographed spots, and this year, top honors go to a mall in Bangkok, Thailand.
The Siam Paragon is an imposingly gigantic luxury mall that boasts the largest aquarium in Southeast Asia and a full hotel, so while it’s not exactly an example of a Great Wonder of the World, it can fit a lot of people, especially the type of people who whip out their smartphones at every available opportunity. The Thai capital is also the second-most Instagrammed city, and its Suvarnabhumi Airport also appears on the list, at number eight.
New York City is the number-one most-Instagrammed city, and Manhattan contains three of the most frequently posted places: Times Square, Central Park, and the High Line.
Other Instagram hubs: Dodger Stadium and the Staples Center in Los Angeles, both Disneyland (California) and Disney World (Florida), and the Bellagio Fountains in Las Vegas. So even though more than 60 percent of Instagram users share photos outside the U.S., the most frequently captured spots are overwhelmingly American.
Plenty of international cities appear to top Instagram’s list of user hubs, however; in addition to Bangkok, there’s London at number four, Sao Paulo at number five, Moscow at six, and Rio de Janeiro at seven.