Jakarta beat out Asian neighbor cities as the most Instagrammable city on the continent. Source: Shutterstock/amadeustx

Jakarta tops Instagram as the most photographed city in Asia

INSTAGRAM and travel pretty much go hand-in-hand these days. For some, you haven’t truly visited a place until it’s been captured on camera and shared with your fellow ‘grammers. And as our love of travel only increases, so too will the #wanderlust posts and envy-inducing holiday snaps.

In fact, #travel came in the top 10 most used hashtags of 2017 and #travelphotography gained the most in popularity over the last 12 months, highlighting our ever-growing obsession with hitting the road less traveled.

Of the many photogenic cities across the world, not all are created equal in the eyes of the ‘gram. In their list of Top 10 for 2017, the social media platform shows those cities that received the most geotags this year.

While the Americas and Europe dominated the list, one Asian city made it in – Jakarta, Indonesia.

#explorejakarta Photo today by @fakeinframe.cy taken around Kota Tua, Central Jakarta

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The sprawling metropolis is home to more than nine million people and offers plenty of material to get creative with your iPhone. The hustle and bustle of everyday life in Jakarta is intriguing enough to keep even the most keen Instagrammer spoiled for material.

Located on the northern coast of Java, the province of Jakarta has rapidly expanded through the years, absorbing many villages in the process. The maze of streets and crunching traffic make a reliable travel app or GPS an absolute must.

#explorejakarta Photo today by @ragingpixels taken around Kuningan, South Jakarta

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You have traditional kampung (village) communities nestled next to soaring high-rises and fancy cocktail bars. And the skyline something to behold, stretching as far as the eye can see.

Topping the list is New York city, followed by Moscow, Russia. Here’s the full list for anyone wanting to up their ‘gram game:

  1. New York, New York
  2. Moscow, Russia
  3. London, United Kingdom
  4. Sao Paulo, Brazil
  5. Paris, France
  6. Los Angeles, California
  7. Saint Petersburg, Russia
  8. Jakarta, Indonesia
  9. Istanbul, Turkey
  10. Barcelona, Spain

#explorejakarta Photo today by @dmzflow taken at Masjid Raya KH.Hasym Asyari, West Jakarta

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This article was originally published on our sister website Travel Wire Asia