By HUGO GYE
Instagram has fast become one of the web's most popular tools for producing colourful depictions of spectacular sights.
So it is no surprise that world-famous landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and New York's Times Square feature in the list of the most popular settings for Instagram pictures in the past year.
But what may be more unexpected is the identity of the location which topped the list - Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport.
The south-east Asian country also provided the second place on the list, which went to the Siam Paragon shopping centre.
The giant mall in Bangkok is nearly twice as large as Manchester's Trafford Centre, the largest shopping centre in the UK.
Third place went to a more obvious tourist attraction - Disneyland, in Anaheim, as visitors rushed to memorialise their stay in 'The Happiest Place On Earth'.
Other destinations in southern California to make it into the top 10 included LAX airport, Staples Center and Santa Monica Pier.
Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles was also on the list, as was the stadium of the Dodgers' great rivals, the San Francisco Giants.
The bright lights of Times Square attracted enough amateur photographers to take fourth place on the Instagram list.
But the Eiffel Tower came no higher than eighth - the Paris landmark was the only location outside the U.S. or Thailand to reach the top 10.
As well as holiday destinations, Instagram users are notorious for sharing arty snaps of food and cringe-worthy self-portraits taken in the mirror.