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How the stunning landscape of Wales is fast becoming 'Instafamous'

Adventurers and tourists are taking photos across Wales and sharing with their experience with their followers Credit: Tom Kahler

Wales is known for its beautiful landscapes, hidden gems and coastal stretches.

But since the popularity of online photography on platforms like Instagram, it appears Wales is well and truly being put on the global map.

The Italian architecture and vibrant colours of the village of Portmeirion is the perfect backdrop for a photo Credit: Jenny Ellen

With more than 400 castles, over 50 rivers and 2,704 km of coastline, Wales has plenty of places for the perfect 'photo-op'.

Instagram influencer Manrina from London told ITV Wales about her time in Wales "the trip was super Instagramable" and wasn't short of finding the ideal location for a picturesque snap.

Originally from London, she spent time in South Wales, in the Gower, Cefn Sidan beach in Llanelli and Pembrokeshire.

342 K
posts on Instagram have used #Wales, with the hashtag reaching 6.7M users.

Here are a few of the most 'Instagramable' spots in Wales:

  • Snowdonia Summit
  • Portmeirion, Gwynedd
  • Rhosilli Bay, Gower
  • Llyn Padarn, Llanberis
  • Tenby, Pembrokeshire
  • Raglan Castle, Monmouthshire
  • Blue Pool Bay, Gower
  • Ynys Llanddwyn, Anglesey
  • Cardiff arcades, Cardiff
  • Bodnant Gardens, Conwy
Many visitors have flocked to Rhossili fields to be photographed amongst the sunflowers Credit: @maribebb

There are some 'Insta' opportunities that only come around once a year.

Half a million sunflowers have bloomed in the fields of Rhossiliand hundreds have already posted to social media to share their images.

Hanging Christmas lights inside the Duke St Arcade in Cardiff are also heavily featured on Instagram during the winter months.

According to latest figures, 8.1 million trips to Wales from the rest of the UK in the first nine months of 2018 - which generating expenditure of £1.539 billion.

£1.5bn
money generated from 'domestic tourism' in Wales Jan-Sept 2018

Internationally, there were 784,000 trips taken in Wales with an expenditure of £320 million.

And it's not just humans that have been enjoying the wonderful scenery of Wales.

Even the #dogsofinstagram have taken up an Instagram opportunity Credit: @cockapoofudgeandhoney
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One happy dog on last nights ride ❤️

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If you were looking for inspiration, Visit Wales also posts regular stunning snaps from around the country.

Our historical castles have been taken into the 21st century and posted online for the perfect dramatic backdrop Credit: @ingloriouspoet