Most Iconic Places To Photograph In The World

Where are the Most Iconic Places To Photograph In The World? The plant earth itself is beauty, and there are numerous beautiful spots discovered and some yet to be discovered. Places such as  world-famous Taj Mahal in India to the world’s most spectacular ruins, Machu Picchu, we have selected the 10 most beautiful and iconic places to photograph. It’s not an  easy task to pick up top ten, but we tried our best.

Certain places in the world attract photographers just as magnets attract iron filings. We find ourselves attracted  to them without quite knowing why. Some places are a must to capture through the camera: Like when in Rome, the obvious place is the Colosseum and when in Paris, we obviously choose the  Eiffel Tower.

But away from these popular destinations, there are a lot more wonders around the world that tourists seek out to capture.

The Most Iconic Places to Photograph In The World

Below is our list, with reflections on why these places are iconic and special to us. We are quite sure that everyone will have a different top ten. So, after reading our favorites, tell us some of yours in the comments along with those you love and wish we included , but didn’t.



Most Iconic Places To Photograph In The World

VENICE, ITALY. – Expert Vagabond

Graceful, beautiful, and constantly enchanting— these words fall short to describe this amazing place enough , besides all these good qualities, Venice is also a perfect example of the tragic, all-consuming lust for wealth, power, and sordid ambitions. Located  in northeastern Italy situated on a group of 118 small islands partitioned by canals and linked by bridges. We find it in the marshy Venetian Lagoon which stretches along the shoreline, right between the mouths of the Po and the Piave Rivers. The city as a whole  is listed as a World Heritage Site, with its lagoon inclusive . The lagoon is literarily the same as it was six hundred years ago, making that location the most photographed part of the city.



Most Iconic Places To Photograph In The World

MACHU PICCHU, PERU. – Dezeen: Iconic Places To Photograph

It is regarded as one of  the most famous and spectacular ruins in the world, we discovered  Mach Piccu 8,000 ft high in the Andes of Peru. Most archaeologists hold the belief that it was built as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti. Often called  the “Lost City of the Incas”, it is likely the most familiar icon of Inca civilization. It was constructed in the classical Inca style, with polished dry-stone walls. Its three foremost structures are the Intihuatana (Hitchin post of the Sun), the Temple of the Sun, and also, the Room of the Three Windows. These are located in what  archaeologists call the Sacred District of Machu Picchu.



Most Iconic Places To Photograph In The World

TAJ MAHAL, INDIA. – Encyclopedia

This is India’s most recognized monument and is also  one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The monument is a tomb that contains the body of Mumtaz Mahal who was the wife of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. The emperor had it built as an ode to his love. It is made of marble and took a whole  22 years and 20,000 workers to complete.

The Taj Mahal is definitely famous for being beautiful, and probably for being the symbol of enduring love. Besides the sublime symmetry set in stone, its size elegantly tempered by centuries of monumental building by the Mughal rulers of central India, it would still enchant us for its place in the history of world travel. For years,  it was the ‘must see’ tourist sight of them all. Countless of photographs have been taken from the exact spot at the reflecting pool, each perfect in the same way that the marble monument itself is just as perfect.




STONEHENGE , ENGLAND. – Framepool: Iconic Places To Photograph

Few places represent  timelessness like the Stonehenge. It is a pre-historic monument in Wiltshire, England. Being one of the most famous sites in the world, Stonehenge is the remains of a ring of standing stones arranged within earthworks. It is located  in the middle of the most dense complex of Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments in England, several hundred burial mounds inclusive .

Every year for the past 5,000 years the Earth, the sun, and Stonehenge have all positioned in order just so that the rays of light glancing across the face of Salisbury Plain slip through the upright stones. The rocks also  hulk there, brawny but graceful, put in place by crafty people we can hardly imagine or recall. Then the moment passes away and we realize that we, too, have been aligned, if only briefly, with time itself



EASTER ISLAND . - GloboTreks

EASTER ISLAND . – GloboTreks

Easter Island is popularly known one of the world’s sacred sites. It is most popular for its enigmatic giant stone busts, Standing in their haunting rows which are called  moai, created by the early Rapanui people. 887 monolithic stone statues have been inventoried on the island and in museum collections up till date . Although often called “Easter Island heads“, the statues have torsos, most of them getting to the top of the thighs. Only a few  of them are complete, with the statues kneeling on bent knees with their hands placed over their stomachs. A few of the upright moai have become buried up to their necks by shifting soils.




Ta Phrom, Temples Angkor, Cambodia.

Ta Prohm is the modern name given to  a temple at Angkor, Cambodia, it is built in the Bayon style largely in the late 12th century. Located about  one kilometer east of Angkor Thom, world’s largest religious structure. Ta Prohm, not so big but more penetrating to the psyche. The  roots of towering strangler figs cascade over the intricately carved stone walls, serving as doorways. They are dependent on each other, neither the walls nor the trees can stand without the other. The roots curl over and around the religious symbols, giving it the look of synapses of some ancient central nervous system, connecting lost thoughts set in stone.





Iguazu falls is of the New Seven Wonders of Nature in the World. Existing  on the border of Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina, it is one of the greatest waterfalls in the world. The name “Iguazu” is derived from  Guarani, meaning “water”, and “ûasú “[waˈsu], meaning “big”. Legend have it that a certain god planned to marry a beautiful woman named Naipí, who Fran away  with her mortal lover Tarobá in a canoe. In anger, the god sliced the river, thereby creating the waterfalls and condemning the lovers to an eternal fall.



ANTARCTICA. - Geo Magazine

ANTARCTICA. – Geo Magazine

The Antarctica is known to be the  windiest, coldest and highest continent, but besides that, it boasts of beautiful scenery,  tremendous and unique wildlife. It’s known for being the only continent with no land plant life and no native land mammals, reptiles, or even  amphibians. However its shoreline is nesting ground for various species, including penguins.



Great Sphinx of Giza with the Great Pyramid of Giza.- Lonely Planet:  Iconic Places To Photograph

Great Sphinx of Giza with the Great Pyramid of Giza.- Lonely Planet: Iconic Places To Photograph

It serves as a wonder of ancient world and one of the foremost attractions of Egypt. The Pyramids of Giza stands for  the archetypal pyramid structures of ancient Egyptian civilization. These pyramids were built as the final burial place for the  pharaohs, kings of divine right and were also seen as living gods. For over 4,500 years they have been the most of wonders, a stand-out, unchallenged for their  audacity, leader of all design.



PAPUA,  NEW GUINEA. - Secret Compass

PAPUA, NEW GUINEA. – Secret Compass

In the highlands of Papua New Guinea, there  we find the parts of our mind that the modern world has hidden away . Papua New Guinea is among the most heterogeneous nations in the world. It is estimated that over  a thousand different cultural groups live there. Owing to this diversity, many different styles of cultural expression have emerged; each group came up with its own expressive forms in art, dance, weaponry, costumes, singing, music, architecture and much more. It’s diversity is what attracts people to it and qualifies it as one of the most Iconic places in the world.