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The world's most popular landmarks on Instagram revealed

How many of these landmarks have you visited?

Chloe Best

An alternative list of the Wonders of the World has been released based on their popularity on Instagram, and it looks a lot different to the original! Travel website On the Go Tours has compiled a comprehensive list of the top 50 landmarks around the world based on the number of times each destination hashtag was used, and Paris' Eiffel Tower has topped the list.

The hashtag #EiffelTower has been used over 3.4 million times, with the likes of the Victoria's Secret Angels, Jennifer Lopez and Michelle Keegan all sharing their own photos of the iconic tourist destination on Instagram. Two London landmarks make the top five – Big Ben came in second place with over 2.4 million tags, while the London Eye ranked fourth after being mentioned some 1.9 million times on Instagram.

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Jennifer Lopez tagged #EiffelTower in her recent holiday photos

Joining the line-up is the Grand Canyon, a popular US tourist destination frequently visited by stars like Beyoncé and Jay Z, in third place, and the Empire State Building in New York in fifth. The Empire State Building hashtag has been used over 1.5 million times, some of which are likely to have been the celebrities to see their photos in lights on the iconic building to celebrate Harper's Bazaar's 150th anniversary in April.

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Also making the top ten are the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, London's Tower Bridge (the third London landmark to make the shortlist), the Statue of Liberty in New York, Barcelona's Sagrada Familia and last but not least, the Colosseum in Rome.

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Kendall Jenner is one of the stars whose photo was projected onto the Empire State Building

Read on for the full list – which one is your favourite?

  1. Eiffel Tower, Paris - #EiffelTower
  2. Big Ben, London - #BigBen
  3. Grand Canyon, USA - #GrandCanyon
  4. London Eye, London - #LondonEye
  5. Empire State Building, USA - #EmpireStateBuilding
  6. Golden Gate Bridge, USA - #GoldenGateBridge
  7. Tower Bridge, London - #TowerBridge
  8. Statue of Liberty, USA - #StatueofLiberty
  9. Sagrada Familia, Barcelona - #SagradaFamilia
  10. Colosseum, Rome - #Colosseum
  11. CN Tower, Toronto, Canada - #CNTower
  12. Machu Picchu, Peru - #MachuPicchu
  13. Burj Al Arab, Dubai - #BurjAlArab
  14. Taj Mahal, Agra, India - #TajMahal
  15. Buckingham Palace, London - #BuckinghamPalace
  16. Arc de Triomphe, Paris - #ArcDeTriomphe
  17. Sydney Opera House, Sydney - #SydneyOperaHouse
  18. Sacre-Coeur, Paris - #SacreCoeur
  19. Stonehenge, England - #Stonehenge
  20. Chichen Itza, Mexico - #ChichenItza
  21. Hollywood sign, Los Angeles - #HollywoodSign
  22. Great Wall of China, Beijing - #GreatWall
  23. Willis Tower, Chicago - #WillisTower
  24. Trevi Fountain, Rome - #TreviFountain
  25. Golden Temple, Punjab, India - #GoldenTemple
  26. Uluru, Petermann - #Uluru
  27. Hagia Sophia, Istanbul - #HagiaSophia
  28. Mount Fuji, Fujinomiya - #MountFuji
  29. Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany - #Neuschwanstein
  30. Loch Ness, Scotland - #LochNess
  31. Mont Saint-Michel, France - #MontSaintMichel
  32. Forbidden City, Beijing - #ForbiddenCity
  33. Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy - #LeaningTowerOfPisa
  34. St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City - #StPetersBasilica
  35. Brandenburg Gate, Berlin - #BrandenburgGate
  36. Manneken Pis, Brussels - #MannekenPis
  37. Gateway Arch, St. Louis, Missouri - #GatewayArch
  38. Christ the Redeemer, Brazil - #ChristTheRedeemer
  39. The Louvre, Paris - #TheLouvre
  40. Palace of Versailles, Île-de-France - #PalaceofVersailles
  41. Saint Basil's Cathedral, Moscow - #StBasilsCathedral
  42. Bran Castle, Romania - #BranCastle
  43. White Cliffs of Dover, England - #WhiteCliffsOfDover
  44. Angel Falls, Venezuela - #AngelFalls
  45. Moscow Kremlin, Moscow - #MoscowKremlin
  46. Potala Palace, Lhasa - #PotalaPalace
  47. Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Istanbul - #SultanAhmedMosque
  48. Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt - #GreatPyramid
  49. Park Guell, Barcelona - #ParkGuellBarcelona
  50. Mount Rushmore National Memorial, South Dakota - #MountRushmoreNationalMemorial

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