Most Photogenic Places in the World

31 Mar Most Photogenic Places in the World

So you just bought your first camera. Time to test it out by shooting at some of the most photogenic sites in the world that we have chosen for you.

1. Coastline of Big Sur, America

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One of the top places to visit in United States, the Big Sur is a crowded and overwhelming region yet still an unknowable place to many. The distinctive beauty of this nature wonder guarantees you gallery worthy frames from every shot you take.

1BigSurBridge1McWay Falls and Pfeiffer Beach are a must to visit, so plan your road trip around these gorgeous sights that will take your breath away. Be sure to plan ahead if you are making a trip to the Big Sur.

1BigSurSunset1Service drops off almost entirely and you will stay very unconnected throughout the entire route. So forget your Google Maps, apps or phones entirely, bring out the physical map.

=How to Get There=

Being on the Pacific coast, between Santa Barbara and San Francisco, it is not approachable from the East or from the West. Visitors must come from the North or South on Highway 1.

=Where to Stay=

  • Post Ranch Inn

$$$$$

Address: 47900 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920

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  • Ventana Inn & Spa

$$$$$

Address: 48123 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920

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2. Aerial Views of Kenya, Africa

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Amboseli National Reserve is a heavenly painting of mashes and grasslands that features magnificient creatures such as the lions, zebras and elephants. Being home to some of the most dramatic and dynamic landscapes, Kenya is the perfect place that weaved an extensive species of wildlife and the colourful Massai landscape together, creating perfect recipe for photography wonders.

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Do not hesitate to take the chance to hop on a chopper and get that priceless photo that words cannot describe.

=How to Get There=

By Road: Drive into the park from Nairobi through Namanga (240 km) by taking the Nairobi-Arusha Road, through Meshanani Gate. Another route from Nairobi would be via Emali (228 km) on the Nairobi-Mombasa Road. Access from Mombasa is mainly through Tsavo West National Park via Kimana (Olkelunyiet) Gate.

By Air: The park has a single airstrip for light aircrafts at Empusel gate. Other airstrips exist at Kilimanjaro Buffalo Lodge and Namanga town.

3. Temples of Machu Picchu, Peru

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Machu Picchu is the site of an ancient Inca city in the mountainous Andes of Peru. With an impressive history and exceptional height, Machu Picchu is declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. Flora and fauna are in abundance and in vast variety in this out of the world site. A visit to Peru can never be completed without seeing it even though it can turn out to be very expensive and crowded. Capture your imagination with the lens of your camera for the temples, llamas, mountain ridges and stunning greenery.

=How to Get There=

To get to Machu Picchu, you have to book a tour which generally includes a day trip to Machu Picchu from Cusco’s Poroy station in a train car, scenic rail tour and also guided tour of the sacred city.

=Where to Stay=

  • Tierra Viva Machu Picchu

$$$

Address: Avenida Hermanos Ayar 401, 84 Machu Picchu, Peru

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  • Belmond Sanctuary Lodge

$$$$$

Address: Carretera Hiram Bingham Km 7.5, Cusc 01 Machu Picchu, Peru3xbelmond

4. Statues of Easter Island

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Moai or Mo’ai are colossal human like figures carved out by the Rapa Nui people on Easter Island in the remote volcanic island in Polynesia. As much as the travel is going to be difficult, the archeological sites are worth every trouble that comes with it. There are up to 900 statues created by the Rapa Nui people between 10th to 16th century and the thought of how much history and culture you can find in one island can be mind blowing. It will not be difficult at all to picture an awe inspiring frame that features the gigantic statues coupled with the majestic scenery in the background.

=How to Get There=

You can access the island by regular commercial air services to Hanga Roa airport. It is a minimum of 5 hours in the air from the nearest continent. The only regular flights are via LAN Airlines daily to Santiago de Chilie and once a week to Tahiti.

=Where to Stay=

  • Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa

$$$$

Address: Av. Point s/n, 2770000 Hanga Roa, Chile

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  • Hare Noi

$$$$

Address: Avenida Hotu Matua s/n, 5632000, Hanga Roa, Chile

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5. The Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt

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One of the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza pyramid complex, the Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and the only one that remain largely intact and unscathed by tomb raiders. Standing in view of the pyramid brings forth a sense of mystery to the construction marvel that surfaces beauty and allure that are timeless. Even with today’s technology, replicating the structure with such precision is almost impossible. If it can baffle the likes of archeologists, scientists, astronomers, it will surely be jaw dropping for photographers. Be sure to do this world marvel justice by having the entire pyramid in one single frame.

=How to Get There=

It is possible to take a taxi from any part of Cairo. You can go by private car or the unmetered taxis.

There is also an option to go by public bus service Cairo Transport Authority bus from central Cairo. Each ticket cost around LE 2.00.

=Where to Stay=

  • Four Seasons Cairo At The First Residence

$$$

Address: 35 Giza Street, Giza, 12311 Cairo, Egypt


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  • Mena House Hotel

$$$$

Address: Pyramids’ Road, Giza, Cairo, Egypt5mena

6. The Walls of Dubrovnik, Croatia

Yet another UNESCO list of the World Heritage Sites, The Walls of Dubrovnik served as defensive stone walls to protect citizens of city-state Dubrovnik, situated in southern Croatia. In the Middle Ages, it was considered one of the greatest fortresses ever built and has never been breached by attacking troops. These incredible stone walls surround the entire city, stretching 6000 feet and 82 feet high. You may not be able to see the glorious past the walls had served the citizens of Dubrovnik but the spectacle that it is today is nonetheless breathtaking.

=How to Get There=

Dubrovnik can be reached by bus from Zagreb, Rijeka or Split. There is also a faster catamaran option from Split run by Krilo. Do note that this city does not have a train station.

=Where to Stay=

  • Zigzag Dubrovnik

$$$

Address: Ulica Dura Baglivija 1, Old Town, 20000 Dubrovnik, Croatia6zigzag-apartments-rooms

  • The Pucic Palace

$$$

Address: Ulica od Puca 1, Old Town, 20000 Durbovnik, Croatia6pucic

7. Chugach State Park, Alaska

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A quick Google search for Chuagach State Park will already leave you many questions as to whether this place truly exist on earth. Without a need to photo shop or input any filters, the photos you get from a trip to the park are bound to leave viewers intrigued and dumbfounded. Located in Southcentral Alaska within the Municipality of Anchorage, the park is one of the four largest state parks in United States. This region contains extensive ocean shoreline, reflective lakes, majestic mountain glaciers and ranges. It does not take a professional photographer to capture the marvelous sight and freeze the moment in eternity.

=How to Get There=

A long scenic drive of 5h 20mins from Alaska via AK-3S is the easiest way to get to the state park.

=Where to Stay=

  • The Hotel Alyeska

$$$

Address: 1000 Arlberg Ave, Girdwood, AK 99587, United States

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  • Marriott Anchorage Downtown

$$$

Address: 820 W 7th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501, United States

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Now that you have more places to add to your bucket list, it’s time to go on some photojourneys the next time you travel!

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