The Top 25 Places In The World To Take A Selfie

Traveling all around the globe can take you to some stunning locations, and although these moments stay with you for the rest of your life, there's one sure way to make sure you (and the entire world) remembers how great that place was. Just take a selfie! You only need to spend five minutes online to see some truly inspiring selfies from around the world, and sometimes it makes us wish we could be on vacation, snapping selfies in these stunning locations. Well, when it comes to taking good vacation selfies, location is the most important thing. You have to choose countries and cities that have the best selfie spots in the world.

But how do you find these stunning selfie spots? Well, that can be hard, as they're scattered all over the globe. But lucky for you, we've compiled an article full of spots on the Earth guaranteed to provide incredible selfies. It's a journey that will take you all around the globe, and it won't be easy to visit each of these spots. But if you somehow do it, your social media page will probably be one of the most incredible in the world! Get inspired by these incredible places on the Earth that provide stunning selfies...

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25 Corcovado Mountain, Rio


It should come as no surprise that one of the most picturesque locations on Earth is also one of the most popular spots for taking a selfie. This mountain looms above the legendary city of Rio De Janeiro, and from this pristine spot you can see the entire beautiful city down below. Another interesting addition to this location is the famous Jesus statue, which watches over the city. Many travelers have taken a selfie in front of or even on the statue, and it remains one of the best and most popular selfie spots in the world.

24 Kjerag, Norway

Norway might not be a travel destination on everyone's lists, but if our readers like taking selfies, they might want to consider this Scandinavian nation. That's because there are countless natural wonders in this northern paradise and so many places which are just made for taking selfies. Take for example Kjerag, which features a rock haphazardly placed in between two giant cliff faces. There is a massive drop down below, but the bravest selfie-takers love to snap pics of themselves standing on the rock.

23 Taktsang Monastery, Bhutan


Another selfie location that is hidden away is Taktsang Monastery, which is located all the way in the cliffs of Bhutan. Just one look at this beautiful structure, and it's obvious that this is a very special place on Earth. This was built in the late 1600's, and it's a site established by an Indian Guru who first introduced Buddhism to the area of Bhutan. This structure is also known as the "Tiger's Nest." And as you can see, you can't really ask for a better spot to take a selfie.

22 Trolltunga, Norway


Let's head back to Norway for another famous selfie spot that people love. We weren't kidding when we said Norway was filled with amazing selfie spots, and this is just one of many examples. This amazing, natural rock ledge juts out into the air, giving travelers a truly spectacular view of the majestic Fjords down below. This rock formation is known as Trolltunga, and many tourists have taken daring selfies while standing on this amazing rock ledge. And even if you're not taking a selfie, you can still appreciate the view!

21 Mendenhall Glacier And Ice Cave, Alaska


The Mendenhall Ice caves are some of the most beautiful structures on the face of the Earth, and they make a brilliant and wonderful selfie spot. But travelers will have to work pretty hard to get to these caves, as it's only accessible to those willing to kayak to the glacier, and then ice climb to the entrance! But once you're inside, everything melts away, as you're confronted with the beauty of frozen water all around you. Can you think of a better place to snap a selfie

20 Horsetail Fall


Horsetail Fall is one of the most magnificent waterfalls in existence, and it's uniqueness is plain to see. It might not be the tallest, and it's not the widest, but it has something special that no other waterfall has. It's positioned in such a way that when the sun catches the waterfall at the right time, it makes the water glow red and yellow, giving it the appearance of fire or flowing lava. This phenomenon has been nicknamed "Firefall." We couldn't find pictures of anyone taking a selfie next to this stunning natural phenomenon, which is pretty surprising. But hey, you could be the first ones!

19 Manarola Village, Italy


Manarola Village is found in Italy, and it's definitely one of the most picturesque little towns you will ever see. It looks like something from a Hollywood movie, or even a dream, but it is in fact a real place. It's one of the famous "Cinque Terre" towns which are very popular among tourists, and it's easy to see why. The beautiful town is nestled right into the cliff face, and the colors are truly spectacular. The most popular spot to take a selfie is with the entire town behind you.

18 Top Of The Rock, New York

For everyone who lives in New York, one of the best selfie locations is right under you nose (or above it). We're talking of course about the Top Of The Rock, the name given to the observatory at the top of the Rockefeller Center. This amazing viewing platform offers 360 degree views all around the city, and you can take some truly spectacular selfies from this location. It features 3 different levels, and lots of people have taken some awesome selfies from this urban location.

17 Chateau Versaille's Hall Of Mirrors

The hall of mirrors is the most famous room in the Chateau Versailles, and it's a place where people love to go and take selfies. We all know that standing in front of a mirror can result in some awesome selfies, so it's not surprising that a room full of mirrors can give you some of the best selfies ever. The Chateau was of course originally made for the elite of France, which is where you will find this stunning location.

16 Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

Let's be honest, most of us dream of taking selfies with some of the most famous selfies alive. But we have to accept that it's just not a realistic expectation. But there's always the next best thing... Yes, we're talking about Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. You may have heard about this interesting establishment, and it has locations all around the world. The main location, however, is located in London, and it's filled with waxworks of famous people. It's definitely a great place to go if you want some stunning, unique selfies!

15 Dead Sea, Isreal

We live in an age where most new phones are fully waterproof, meaning that you can take your phone swimming with you without too much anxiety. Of course, it's not always the best idea, even if your phone is waterproof rated, but people still do it. But even if we now have access to this new technology, there's still one major problem. How do you take a selfie and stay afloat at the same time? Well, if you head on over to the Dead Sea, you won't have that problem. That's because the sea is so salty that you don't have to swim at all - you just float. That means both hands are free to take some amazing selfies!

14 Dog-Sledding In Canada


People often forget about Canada when it comes to travel destinations, but there's some truly wonderful things to be seen and experiences to be had in this Northern nation. If you want an outdoorsy, slightly rustic getaway, then Canada is the place for you. After all, it's one of the few places where you can go dog sledding. And when it comes to selfies, everyone knows that the addition of animals makes your picture ten times better. So why not try this fun activity out?

13 The Pyramids Of Giza


People have been flocking to the pyramids of Giza long before cell phones were invented, and they say that there is no words to describe the sheer magnitude of these massive structures. Pictures might say a thousand words, but none of them really do the Pyramids of Giza justice. However, if you visit this location, you're almost guaranteed some truly stunning selfies. Just don't go crazy and climb to the top of the pyramids like this guy did.

12 St. Basil's Cathedral


Another incredible structure is St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow. Located in Red Square, this building is now a museum, and it is very old. It was built in about 1555 by the Russian monarchy, and those who built it designed the cathedral to represent flames of a bonfire reaching into the sky. It's the building's outward appearance that makes it so unique and special, and it should be no surprise that tons of people love to take selfies in front of it.

11 Riding A Hot Air Balloon In Cappadocia, Turkey


Sometimes, to get a truly spectacular selfie, one need to raise the stakes a little. And what better way to do this than to literally raise yourself off the ground? If this sounds fun, then there's only one place to go - Cappadocia. This region of Turkey is famous for its amazing tourism industry, and one of the things that really attracts people from all over the world is their love for hot-air ballooning. It's not uncommon to see dozens of hot-air balloons in the sky at any given time, and those on board have the chance for some incredible selfies.

10 Burj Khalifa, Dubai


It's a pretty well-established fact that the tallest building in the world right now is the Burj Khalifa. This massive building stretches a whopping 828 meters into the sky, and it attracts tons of tourists each year. This stunning sigh is impressive whether you're looking at it from the ground or the top floor, and tons of people have taken some great selfies around this building. This skyscraper is located in Dubai, which has plenty of other great selfie spots as well.

9 Great Wall Of China

The Great Wall Of China is a very famous landmark, and it's been a tourist destination for many years now. These walls have been a feature of China's landscape for many years, and they've been rebuilt and maintained numerous times. The original walls created by the first Emperor of China no longer exists. Today, it's one of the most popular tourist destinations in China and the entire world, and it pretty much goes without saying that if you go there, you're going to take some great selfies.

8 London Bridge

Another one of the most popular selfie destinations in the world is London Bridge. Although this structure might not seem too impressive, it's one of those picturesque additions to a selfie that makes the background really special. A lot of people have taken the time to snap a selfie by this amazing structure, and they haven't been disappointed. This is another structure that has been rebuilt and renovated many times, with its oldest form dating back to the Medieval times.

7 Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

If you're ever in Barcelona, you have to stop by this stunning location and take a selfie. It's only one of many buildings designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi, but it's probably one of his most stunning. This was originally intended to be a Cathedral, but it was never finished. The outer walls of the structure are designed in such a way that it looks as if it's melting. There are stunning, intricate details on just about every inch of the structure. Although it was built in the 1800's, it was well ahead of it's time. It's definitely one of the best selfie spots on the planet.

6 Colosseum, Rome


This article wouldn't be complete without the addition of one of the most spectacular landmarks on Earth - the Colosseum. This is of course one of the remnants of the mighty Roman empire, and it still stands in Rome, Italy. Standing in the presence of history is one thing, but taking a selfie with this structure is another thing altogether. There is something undeniably cultured and sophisticated about taking a selfie next to the Colosseum. It's definitely one of the top spots in the world for a good selfie.

5 The Great Rann Of Kutch


Now let's explore a location which is slightly less well-known, but a beautiful and stunning place nonetheless. The Great Raan Of Kutch is considered by many to be the largest salt lake in the world, and it stretches for many miles. Yes, that's not sand on the ground, it's salt. The minerals have formed from a dried up lake many years ago, and walking around in the Great Raan Of Kutch can feel like walking on an alien planet. If you really want a great selfie from this place, wait until the sun sets or rises.

4 Neuschwanstein Castle


We've included a few castles in this list, but one of the most stunning and picturesque is definitely Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany. Although the name might be a bit hard to pronounce for some, there's nothing confusing about how beautiful this structure is, and it's one of the best selfie spots around. Although the castle was originally built many years ago, it took its current form in 1868, as the monarchs of this area decided to rebuild an old castle in a romanticized, idealistic view of the middle ages. 

3 Eiffel Tower


Perhaps one of the most famous and popular selfie spots on Earth, the Eiffel Tower draws countless tourists each year to Paris, and it's almost impossible to visit this location without succumbing to the urge to snap a quick selfie. The tower was built many years ago, but it remains one of the most iconic structures in the world, and one of the key features of Paris. It represents the romantic, beautiful nature of the city, and it's definitely a great spot to snap a selfie.

2 Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver


Let's end things off with something a little unexpected. Some of you might not have heard of the Capilano Suspension Bridge, but trust us, it's a great spot for a selfie. It's located in the area of Vancouver, which is known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Although there are tons of amazing selfie spots in that city, this suspension bridge is probably the best place to snap a winning shot. There's actually a series of bridges and walkways that lead you through the trees, across rivers, and through the forest.

1 Edo Castle, Tokyo


Japan is a travel destination that millions of people are discovering each year, and it's a truly unique and foreign place that people love to visit. The culture and the entire country is just so different, and we mean this is in a very good way. If you visit Tokyo, you might want to stop by the Imperial Palace, where you will find a beautiful castle, which is called Edo Castle. This castle was built in 1457, and still looks incredibly beautiful to this day. It's one of our less obvious picks for a great selfie.

References: readersdigest.ca, nypost.com, cnn.com, makemytrip.com, partnershipinternational.ie

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