BEST INSTAGRAMMABLE PLACES IN HONG KONG
When it comes to Instagram, it’s all about getting the right pictures at the right place. If you have the chance to travel to Hong Kong, take instaworthy shots at some of the best instagrammable places in our list!
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1. THE VICTORIA PEAK
The Victoria Peak is Hong Kong’s number one tourist destination, and if it’s your first time visiting the city, the peak should be really on top of the list! Be warned that it can get crowded but rest assured, the view will be stunning and you’ll even get to see the skyscrapers and the beautiful panoramic view of Hong Kong and Kowloon!
2. CHOI HUNG ESTATE
One of the oldest housing complexes built in 1962, Choi Hung State is a must visit. Complete with its famous basketball court, the complex is painted in rainbow colours, with the purpose to make the residents happier. Fun fact: Choi Hung means rainbow in Cantonese language.
3. YIK CHEONG BUILDING
Also known as the ‘Monster Building’ for its five incredibly dense and stacked residential complexes, the interconnecting structures became insta famous after it was featured on the ‘Transformers – Age of Extinction’ and ‘Ghost in the Shell’ movies. Although is now banned from any photography, it is definitely one of the most Instagrammed spots in Hong Kong.
4. PING SHEK ESTATE
Ping Shek Estate’s monochromatic and symmetrical design is perfect for cool snapshots. The famous ‘look up’ shot is one of the most replicated in Hong Kong. Bonus points if a bird or an airplane gets in the frame.
5. BIG BUDDHA
One of the most well-known and iconic spots in Hong Kong, the Tian Tan Buddha (or known as Big Buddha) is a beautiful spot to capture beautiful sight of the statues. Big Buddha seems peaceful as it sits high above Lantau Island and the temple is a site of great religious significance.
6. OLD TOWN CENTRAL
For Street art lovers, you wouldn’t want to miss the opportunity to capture Hong Kong’s instagrammable street arts as graffiti can be found gracing the walls of small alleys, especially at Old Town Central. Find them at:
- Graham Street – The colourful mural of old townhouses of the city’s iconic tong lau tenement buildings, it is indisputably the most photographed street art in Hong Kong.
- Tank Lane – Strike a pose next to the martial arts superstar Bruce Lee’s mural for a perfect insta snapshot.
7. VICTORIA HARBOUR
Victoria Harbour is one of the top instagrammable places in Hong Kong where you can enjoy spectacular view, especially during the evenings,you shall not miss the ‘Symphony of Lights’ show where brilliant lights lit up the Hong Kong’s skyline. Here’s a tip from Tripfez: try and take some amazing time lapses of the ferries and traditional red-sail junks or sampans passing by the harbour!
8.YUEN PO BIRD GARDEN
Located in a Chinese Garden, the Yuen Po Street Bird Garden is where you will find multiple exotic birds, intricately crafted bamboo cages where bird owners preen their pets in exchange for a song. Birds are the locals’ favourite pets, and this is where their owners would take them for a ‘walk’ or simply to show them off (to other bird owners).
9. MAN MO TEMPLE
The Man Mo Temple is the most well-known temple in Hong Kong – a tribute to the God of Literature (Man) and the God of War (Mo), both whom were worshipped by ambitious students looking to succeed in their examinations of Imperial China. Its lavish traditional interior with dozens of incense spirals overhead and riots of colours is picturesque worthy for your Instagram.
10. NGONG PING 360
Ranked second in the ‘Top 10 Experiences in Asia’, Ngong Ping is the best place to capture Hong Kong’s Lantau. For starters, be sure to grab a crystal cabin cable car and from the glass bottom, feast your eyes with a thrilling view of boundless sea and the rolling grassland slopes right underneath your feet. Then, spend the day at Ngong Ping Village and don’t forget to place your wish card on the wishing Bodhi tree!
11. TAI O FISHING VILLAGE
Renowned as the ‘Venice of the Orient’, Tai O is the oldest fishing village in Hong Kong whereby the houses are built on stilts above the tidal flats. Take a boat excursion and go around the waterways – perfect for photography and for a closer look at the villagers’ daily life. Also stop by at the Gate with craved patterns which is easily found here in Tai O, but is rapidly disappearing with old stores in Hong Kong.
12. LOK WAH SOUTH ESTATE
Located in Ngoh Tau Kok, right above the carpark, you will find rows of blue wall with a hole running through the middle. Meant to be as a children’s playground, this is a fantastic spot for playful Instagram shots especially during daytime when cool shadows come out to play as well.
13. TAI KWUN
If you are a history and architecture buff, Tai Kwun is the centre of heritage and arts. Tai Kwun presents a wide range of heritage, contemporary art, performing arts and lifestyle experiences in the restored and revitalized Central Police compound, which comprises the three Declared Monuments, the former Central Police Station, the Central Magistracy and Victoria Prison. Capture a historical insta photo with yourself dressed in a colonial costume with the heritage buildings as the backdrop! Now that’s idea, isn’t it?
14. SAI WAN SWIMMING SHED
Sai Wan is the only remaining swimming shed in Hong Kong still open to public. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, the shed was established in the 1960s, providing permanent venue on the beach for swimmers to change clothes, take shower and store their belonging. Nowadays, old swimmers come in the morning while come dusk, this is the best place to admire the sunset and take photos of the beautiful scenery with wooden bridge and the waves in the background. This hideout is one of the most photogenic spots, so do consider coming here during your stay in Hong Kong.
15. WEST DISTRICT PUBLIC CARGO DEPOT AKA INSTAGRAM PIER
Just an ordinary cargo dock, West District Public Cargo Depot has become increasingly famous in Instagram hence the name Instagram Pier. With myriad industrial and skyscraper backdrops, and amazing sunset view, people come here every day to take selfies and even wedding photos. A must-go for artsy tourists – Don’t miss out those bumblebee-striped caution barriers, a must in your Instagram too!
So, do you have any instaworthy shots in Hong Kong? Let us know. If you haven’t visit Hong Kong yet, this is the right time for your gram.
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