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Eiffel Tower is most popular destination with Instagram users

Eiffel Tower is most popular destination with Instagram users

The Eiffel Tower is the most popular travel destination on Instagram.

The iconic landmark in the heart of the City of Love, Paris. France, has been named the most popular tourist hotspot to photograph to send to friends on the photo-sharing site.

Whether it's a loved up selfie in front of the tower or a snap to share the beautiful sparkling lights displayed nightly, this beautiful location and the nearby Champ des Mars tops the list for fans of the social media app.

With over two million pictures posted online, London's Big Ben places second on the list. The Big Ben tower and the nearby Houses of Parliament - used by the British government - have become a defining part of the British skyline and with them being so close to other popular tourist locations including the London Eye, Westminster Abbey and 10 Downing Street, the home of the British prime minister, they are a must visit.

According to Instagram hashtags, third on the list is the wonderful and diverse Grand Canyon in Arizona.

This steep-sided canyon was carved out by the Colorado River and with it 800m high, it offers spectacular views across the landscape for miles.

The London Eye and the Empire State Building in New York City takes fourth and fifth place respectively. The latter - which is located in Midtown Manhattan - gives wonderful views across the whole of this vibrant city with observation decks on the 86th and 102nd floor.

The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco has been open since 1937 but tourists still flock to this beautiful suspension bridge to admire its construction.

The bridge took four years to build, with work starting on it on January 5, 1933, after much opposition from the locals.

Another one of London's iconic landmarks - Tower Bridge - takes the seventh spot on the list.

The bridge has become a symbol of the British capital and with a glass floor 42 metres above the River Thames, you can walk across the length of the bridge as the traffic moves under your feet. If you time your visit well, you may even see the bridge open up to allow boats to pass through.

The Statue of Liberty in New York City, the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain and the Colosseum in Rome, Italy, complete the top 10.

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