As we venture into the world and experience new countries, cultures, people and food, we tend to immortalise these experiences through photographs. These little wanderlust-inducing snapshots make it into our Instagram, keeping our feeds looking fresh. Whether you’re a photographer or a traveller, seeking for picturesque spots might be closer than you think. Here, we round up some of the most instagrammable spots around Asia to get you started.
#1 Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyoto – Japan
The Fushimi Inari Shrine is a never-ending tunnel, which exhibits red gates decorated with esthetic Japanese characters and lanterns. The bold red and orange colours emitting from the gates and lanterns works perfectly in capturing the essence of Japan. If you want to keep things traditional, rent a kimono and strike a pose.
#2 Amber Fort, Rajasthan – India
Situated on a hilltop, the Amber Fort offers a glorious view of the city. Made out of sandstone and marble, the fort exudes opulence and elegance in its artistic Hindu-styled design elements. The fort allows you to channel your inner royalty as you pose for your pictures.
#3 “Doors of Heaven”, Pura Lempuyang – Bali
With seven temples in this complex, the first one is the largest and most extravagant one. In between the large symmetrical architectural designs, the center shadows Mount Agung in its backdrop, making the spot definitely an Instagram necessity.
#4 Old Town Streets, Ipoh – Malaysia
Malaysia is full of wonders and amazing spots and Ipoh is one of the best places to experience a culturally rich food scene. And, it is also one of the best places for street photography. The Old Town Streets is plastered with wall murals and artworks, making each alleyway a great photo spot. Grab a bowl of Ipoh’s signature Hor Fun in between your photo shoots to keep you going in discovering more decorated streets around the town.
#5 Kuang Si Waterfalls, Luang Prabang – Laos
Step into a natural landscape at the Unesco Heritage Site by the Mekong River. The spot offers French colonial architecture, which blends in with the vibrant Buddhist temples. But be sure to get on a tuk-tuk and make your way to the Kuang Si Waterfalls. Surrounded by tropical trees, it’s a little escape with the right amount of sunlight and water flowing down into an aquamarine pool. The perfect oasis to relax, enjoy the ambience and up your insta game.
#6 Stylenanda Pink Hotel, Seoul – South Korea
This place screams aesthetic with everything from neon lights, to pastel pink walls and bathtub filled with flowers. Decked out in pink hues, which echoes a bit of that Grand Budapest Hotel feel, the Stylenanda flagship store located in Myeondong is definitely not easy to miss. Those looking for some retail therapy, this spot offer six floors for you shop-till-you-drop as you snap away pics for the gram.
#7 Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Surrounded by plenty of skyscrapers, Singapore offers a stunning city skyline and the best way to take it all in is at the top of the Marina Bay Sands hotel. The hotel itself stands out for its world-class architectural design. But the Marina Bay’s infinity pool on the roof, serves as a great spot to capture the remarkable city views. The best time is to take pictures at night to experience the brilliance of Singapore lights after dark.