Instagram makes it easier for us to relive some of our favourite travel experiences. Food, friends, sun, and sand – our adventures captured in a photo and saved in a digital shared space.
Studies claimed that millennials are more willing to spend on experiences than buying souvenirs or luxury items. These experiences are treated as social currency. Therefore, the more unusual the experience, the better.
A different survey revealed that 97% of millennial travellers post on social networks and share experiences while travelling.
Experienced marketplace Klook unveils the 10 most photographed travel experiences this year. Klook’s list of most photographed travel experiences is based on data from their Asia activities. They analyzed activities with the highest ratio of photo reviews between January and September 2018.
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10 – Aqua Luna Evening Sail in Hong Kong
As one of Hong Kong’s last remaining traditional junk boats, the red-sailed Aqua Luna offers unique angles of the skyline as it cruises around the harbour.
9 – Wearing Hanbok in Seoul
Kpop fans flock to South Korea’s capital and wear the traditional Korean clothing as worn during celebrations, it is a must.
8 – Sompong Thai Cooking Class in Bangkok
Located in Silom, guests get to visit local markets to hand-pick their own ingredients, all the while learning about the city’s culinary history.
7 – Day Trip to Jiufen in North Taipei
From Yehliu Geopark to hillside teahouses and the quaint village of Jiufen that inspired the classic animated film Spirited Away.
6 – Forbidden City in Beijing
Specifically, hall of Supreme Harmony with its imperial architecture, the imposing building is best captured in the early morning before the crowds roll in. The popular landmark has a daily quota of 80,000 people.
5 – Kayaking in Sai Kung
This UNESCO-listed park is home to towering mountains, clear water, and rugged adventures like the bell-shaped caves of Jin Island. Easily accessible from the frenetic city, this island-hopping outing offers a dramatic contrast to the usual ultra-urban Hong Kong travel experience.
4 – Elephant Day Care at Chiang Mai Mountain Sanctuary
Get up-close and personal with these gentle giants. Among the many activities, visitors will learn how to bathe, feed and groom the elephants.
3 – Banteay Chhmar in Cambodia
A hidden gem in northwestern Cambodia, the mesmerizing “Citadel of Cats” temple complex has been described as one of the country’s most beautiful forgotten Khmer ruins.
2 – Seaside Day Tour in Kyoto
Multiple Instagram-worthy sites such as such as the pine-covered Amanohashidate sandbar, Ine no Funaya dock houses, and Miyama Kayabuki-no-Sato farmhouses.
1 – Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Tour in Seoul
Looks dangerous? This travel experience is Instagram gold. The DMZ’s popularity taps into a growing trend toward experiential, historic and culture-driven travel around the region. With this experience, travellers can glean historical insight into the region’s turbulent past and peer across the 38th parallel into mysterious North Korea from atop the Dora Observatory.