Last week, you got to take a peek at some of the shortlisted photos for the Sony World Photography Awards. This week, we’ve collected the travel-themed photos from the shortlist to help you pick your next vacation spot. We’ve also included Instagram shots of the very same locations, proving that you don’t have to be a professional to capture the beauty of the world. Some places are just naturally gorgeous.
Yuxian Village, China
Photographer Maoyuan Cui took this shot in Yu County, located in China’s Hebei province. Relatively untouched by tourists, the area is accessible by bus from Beijing, and is full of ancient temples to explore.