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The Most Photogenic Places in the World

Photography can be really fun, especially when traveling around the world! You can capture the most photogenic places and share them with your friends and family. Photos always make for a good conversation topic and may give others the travel bug too!

In this article, we want to focus on some of the most famous photogenic places. Many international photo locations look unique in pictures. It does not matter whether you take a picture of them with your phone or your camera.

Here are a few tips from us: since the following spots are so popular, it is usually wise to get up a little earlier to avoid crowds. This can result in even better pictures. We also recommend that you try out different camera angles to take unique photos.

The Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal is absolutely breathtaking. It’s no wonder the Taj Mahal in India is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The mausoleum looks especially extraordinary because of the noble marble walls. Besides the building’s great color scheme, the 400-year-old Taj Mahal has other impressive elements, such as its unique dome, four minarets, and garden fountain.

It’s one of the most photogenic places in the world, and it’s very popular with tourists. You won’t be alone when taking pictures, but try to make the most of it! The Taj Mahal looks remarkable even with people in front of it.

Stand in front of the fountain for a spectacular camera angle. You can capture the building’s symmetry and the plants especially well there. A bonus of this angle is that the mausoleum is reflected in the water. It looks simply stunning! Try taking a picture from different heights as well. For example, take a snapshot just above the water for a unique photo. 

Since the sight in Agar opens half an hour before sunrise, you can admire it during dawn. The red-orange sky makes it appear even more magnificent. Keep in mind, photos are only permissible from outside the Taj Mahal.

The Eiffel Tower  

In the heart of New York City stands the approximately 325-meter-high Eiffel Tower. It is certainly a popular photo spot – especially for couples. But the Parisian landmark is not only popular with lovers.

It’s also popular among photographers! Don’t limit your creativity here. For example, views of the tower from the Jardins du Trocadéro are very popular. This is a higher point of the city, which has a wonderful garden and fountain. This spot really shines a spotlight on the Eiffel Tower! Because of the spot’s popularity, it might be better to go early in the morning. 

You can also take your photo at the Eiffel Tower’s base. The worm’s-eye view there looks pretty impressive. 

Near the Eiffel Tower is the Parc du Champs. This park is perfect for taking a short break and for taking pictures. A particularly funny idea is to include pigeons in your photos. But if you do, please be mindful of the animals’ welfare and don’t intentionally scare them away.

The Great Wall of China  

The Great Wall of China is an unimaginable 21,196 meters long. Each kilometer is full of photogenic spots. Here are a few of them.

Perfect spots to take beautiful photos include Jiankou and Mutianyu. These are both about 80 kilometers from Beijing, China’s capital. At Jiankou, you’ll have to pause to take it all in. There, the Great Wall of China winds its way over two hills, which looks very impressive. However, it is particularly steep there, so take care when taking pictures.

In Mutianyu, there’s a more well-preserved part of the wall. So, you won’t have to worry as much about your safety there. The wall in Mutianyu has many towers and is surrounded by trees, which can provide a scenic backdrop for your pictures. This gives you plenty of photo opportunities.

If you want pictures of yourself, use a self-timer or ask a friend to take photos of you and the wall together. A good spot for this is at a high point on the wall, where you can capture the vast view. In autumn, you can also capture excellent color accents when the leaves change color.

Machu Picchu  

If you’re in Peru, you absolutely have to see Machu Picchu! The ancient ruins have some of the most photogenic spots in the country. To get the best shots, visit Machu Picchu early in the morning when there are no clouds, and the number of visitors is minimal.

Try photographing the historic Inca city with a wide-angle camera. This way, you will capture the ruins and the scenic mountains that surround them. There are plenty of other ways to capture this special place. Just get creative!

Machu Picchu is famous for its llamas. These animals provide many photo opportunities and can be found walking the city’s grounds today. Always respect the animals and avoid stressing or scaring them. You can even take a selfie with them, but make sure you keep enough distance.

The Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty is probably one of the most impressive sights in New York City. It represents a Roman deity and was a gift from the French to the Americans. Interestingly, the statue is actually made of copper and should be a reddish color. However, due to a chemical reaction, it has turned green.

The green color of the 93-meter-high statue looks great in pictures! There are several ways to capture this sight. For the best photos, take the ferry to the island or to go on a boat tour. The best pictures of the statue are taken from the water.

We suggest securing a spot on the ferry’s upper deck so that nothing stands in your way of a good shot. You can also book a ride at sunset for truly stunning images! The sky and the sun’s reflections in the water make for a picturesque scene. On the island itself, try photographing it from different perspectives.


Photogenic places exist all over the world. The places mentioned above can be photographed especially well in the early morning when there’s good lighting and the number of visitors is low.

You will never be able to avoid them completely, but that doesn’t matter. With enough creativity, you can take a unique photo in any situation.

When it comes to pictures with the local animals, make sure you don’t scare them. Their well-being is more important than a photo. You can also let the water reflections or the location’s symmetry make your photo more interesting.

For example, you can play with the effects of water at the Taj Mahal, the Eiffel Tower, and the Statue of Liberty. In contrast, the Great Wall of China and Machu Picchu offer beautiful views of nearby forests from high up. What you choose to capture in your photos is entirely up to you. In any case, have fun!

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