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Eiffel Tower is world’s most popular tourist attraction, based on Instagram hashtags

The Eiffel Tower has become the most immortalized attraction on Instagram, garnering some 5,849,737 hashtags, according to a report by photo-integration application Motif.

The application came up with the listing by analyzing the number of hashtags published to the platform since the social network’s October 2010 debut, extrapolating the data to identify the most visited destinations and cities worldwide.

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The Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. Image: Istock.com/Ismailciydem via AFP Relaxnews

The Parisian icon is ahead of the Las Vegas Strip (4,802,560 hashtags), and New York City’s Times Square (3,949,217 hashtags). The United States is further represented on the list by the Grand Canyon, with its 3,433,049 tags.

There are no Asian destinations in the listing. Meanwhile, the Middle East is represented by the tallest tower in the world, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa (3,502,116 hashtags). London comes in with Big Ben (3,007,317 hashtags) and the London Eye (2,980,066 hashtags).

The next two most popular French destinations on Instagram are Disneyland Paris (3,940,249 hashtags) and the Louvre (2,919,469 hashtags). RGA/JB


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