The Best Travel Images of 2016

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The Siena International Photo Awards holds an annual photography contest full of stunning images submitted from over 100 countries. Professional and amateur photographers alike compete for awards in categories like people, wine and travel. Travel and culture are a big inspiration for KOKET and the Love Happens Blog, so we singled out the best travel images from the 2016 SIPAContest.

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First place in travel images by Leyla Emektar. Location: Nazilli, Aydin, Turkey travel images The Best Travel Images of 2016 Best Travel Images of 2016 1
First place in travel images by Leyla Emektar. Location: Nazilli, Aydin, Turkey

First place in travel images was awarded to Leyla Emektar, who captured this intriguing image of a Turkish peasant walking amidst the colored greenhouses near Nazilli.

Third place in travel images by Antonius Andre Tjiu. Location: South Borneo, Indonesia  travel images The Best Travel Images of 2016 Best Travel Images of 2016 2
Third place in travel images by Antonius Andre Tjiu. Location: South Borneo, Indonesia

Receiving third place in travel images, this photo depicts a floating market, markets where goods are sold by boat, in South Borneo taken by Antonius Andre Tjiu.

Honorable mention by Hoang Long Ly. Location: Bac Lieu, Vietnam  travel images The Best Travel Images of 2016 Best Travel Images of 2016 3
Honorable mention by Hoang Long Ly. Location: Bac Lieu, Vietnam

This honorable mention travel photo taken by Hoang Long Ly shows Vietnamese women partaking in their daily work of mending fish nets in their small fishing village near Bac Lieu.

First place in open color images by Danny Yen Sin Wong. Location: Vietnam  travel images The Best Travel Images of 2016 Best Travel Images of 2016 9
First place in open color images by Danny Yen Sin Wong. Location: Vietnam

Portraying a striking similarity to the photo above, this first place in open color image by Danny Yen Sin Wong shows a Vietnamese woman creating a fishing net in their traditional manner.

Honorable mention by Isa Ebrahim. Location: Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India travel images The Best Travel Images of 2016 Best Travel Images of 2016 4
Honorable mention by Isa Ebrahim. Location: Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

This intriguing image by Isa Ebrahim depicts the Bhenwa family of Jodhpur, Rajasthan and their living conditions in this Indian city.

Honorable mention by Sanghamitra Sarkar. Location: India travel images The Best Travel Images of 2016 Best Travel Images of 2016 5
Honorable mention by Sanghamitra Sarkar. Location: India

In preparation for acting in his Indian village play, this image by Sanghamitra Sarkar depicts a little boy getting his face painted like Lord Krishna, while a little girl curiously looks on.

Honorable mention by Hong Ding. Location: Jinlu village, Yinjiang Town, Yingjian District of Ningbo City, China travel images The Best Travel Images of 2016 Best Travel Images of 2016 6
Honorable mention by Hong Ding. Location: Jinlu village, Yinjiang Town, Yingjian District of Ningbo City, China

There is comfort in this image by Hong Ding of the rolling lush green waves of tea plants dotted with working girls at this tea plantation in Jinlu village.

Honorable mention in nature images by Nicki Frates. Location: Yosemite National Park, California, USA  travel images The Best Travel Images of 2016 Best Travel Images of 2016 8
Honorable mention in nature images by Nicki Frates. Location: Yosemite National Park, California, USA

Winning an honorable mention in nature images, this spectacular picture of Yosemite National Park by Nicki Frates shows the Horsetail Falls during sunset, where during two week of the year, the sun aligns with the water to create a glowing waterfall.

Remarkable award by Javier de la Torre. Location: Reine, Norway travel images The Best Travel Images of 2016 Best Travel Images of 2016 7
Remarkable award by Javier de la Torre. Location: Reine, Norway

Receiving a remarkable award in travel images, this striking photo by Javier de la Torre portrays the quaint fishing village of Reine, Norway at dusk during the winter.

Honorable mention in architecture images by Giuseppe Antonio Valletta. Location: New York, New York, USA travel images The Best Travel Images of 2016 Best Travel Images of 2016 10
Honorable mention in architecture images by Giuseppe Antonio Valletta. Location: New York, New York, USA

This black and white image of the New York City we know and love received an honorable mention in the architecture category and was taken by Giuseppe Antonio Valletta while on his honeymoon. KOKET is currently in NYC for BDNY, showcasing our hospitality collection at booth 1523.

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