Hasmik Soghomonyan

“The dark areas have few photos, the red areas have more and the yellow areas have a large number of photos Geotagged. The hottest places have markers linking photos, Streetview, Wikipedia, Wikivoyage, foursquare and Google plus articles about the site.” according to the makers of SightsMap.

While New York takes the top spot, Europe dominates the world when it comes to being photographable. Eight out of the top 10 cities are located on the continent.

The interactive heatmap, organized by photo concentration, lets you view the maps at various street levels. So you can view the most photographed places in your country or your neighborhood.



Picture below illustrate the most “photo-popular” places in different corners of the world. Asian's most photographed places are clustered around the East Asian cities.

While the Middle East makes an appearance, Dubai’s Palm Islands (a pair of man-made islands in the shape of palm trees) isn’t exactly representative of the region. While other countries have some isolated hot spots that get them on the list, Japan is definitely the winner.