Facebook has just released Facebook Stories 2013 – A Year in Review 1, which highlights the most talked about topics around the world, the most talked about things near you, and – what I found most interesting – the top check-ins around the world.
Out of the 25 most popular destinations people checked into this year (excluding transportation hubs), six of the locations are in Asia. Check out the full list here. These are the six hottest spots in Asia:
- Hong Kong: Hong Kong Disneyland
- India: Harmandir Sahib (The Golden Temple)
- Japan: Tokyo Disneyland
- Singapore: Marina Bay Sands
- South Korea: Myungdong Street, Seoul
- Taiwan: Tainan Flower Night Market, Tainan City
It’s interesting to see that the popular venues have changed a lot from last year, when Facebook included transportation hub check-ins as well. Last year, U.S. airports were among the top destinations, followed by airports in Hong Kong, Bangkok, and Taiwan. The only places in last year’s list that are not airports were Disneyland in California and New York’s Times Square.
(Editing by Steven Millward)