13 Best Instagram Photo Locations in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a beautiful city and if you look closely enough, you will find so many photo locations and Instagram-Worthy spots for your overly-eager camera lens. So here’s 13 Best Instagram Photo Locations for the Instagrammer in you. For more visual treats, follow The Sky Passport on Instagram.

1. Victoria Harbour

Nearest MTR: East Tsim Sha Tsui (Exit L6)

The Victoria Harbour is probably the most therapeutic and calming place where you can have a generous view of practically the entire Hong Kong Island Skyline while catching boats drifting past you. Well, if not for the fog, the view would have been a million times better (try to catch the night view too). Nevertheless, the mistiness provides a perfect veil  for the mystery sleepy town.

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Photo Credits: Yesinn

2. Ding Ding Tram

Find them: Along stations on the Hong Kong Island line (Blue line)

Well, if you have not heard of Ding Ding Trams, they are another mode of transport, besides the MTR trains, that can only be found along the Hong Kong Island MTR line (blue line). They come in double-deckle buses but the special feature is this: They run on road tracks with situated wire cables directing them. Their name, “Ding Ding” comes from the bell-like sound that it makes whenever it approaches a station.
If you are heading to the Hong Kong Island lines, you must and have to take one of these trams and always go for the upper deck so that you can catch a glimpse of the city from a birds’ eye view and enjoy the breeze. Find out more about the tram tracks and routes here.

3. China Hong Kong City (Aka “Gold” Buildings)

33 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

Nearest MTR: Tsim Sha Tsui Station, Exit A1 

After seeing the old run-down Hong Kong shop-houses and streets for a day, it is rather refreshing to see city sights once again. Busy. Bustling. Fast. That’s how I can describe it to you in three words. However, one thing that I really love is their tall office buildings, especially these “Gold” Buildings which are reflective and “metallic” on the exterior, making its charm work on us.  I can’t imagine how incredibly beautiful it will be when the sun shines against it. This is also the place for you to take a ferry to a day-trip in Macau.

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4. Busy Streets of Mongkok

女人街 (Ladies Street), Tung Choi Street

Nearest MTR: Mongkok

5. Hong Kong Cultural Centre

10 Salisbury Rd

Nearest MTR: East Tsim Sha Tsui (Exit L6)

Right beside the Victoria Harbour stands the Hong Kong Cultural CentreHong Kong Space Museum. It has a slanted tiled wall design while the Hong Kong Space Musuem, which is just beside it, has a shape of a dome. Interesting architecture design for hipsters and Instgrammers.

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6. Hong Kong Observation Wheel

33 Man Kwong St

Nearest MTR: Hong Kong

Catch the full view of the Observation Wheel against the Star Ferry Pier and the sea, as well as concrete jungles sitting right where they are. If you have the time and interest to explore, check out the Observation Wheel which costs around S$20 for adults. You can find out more about the tickets and prices here.

7. Graffiti Walls

Street Art Graham Street Hong Kong

off Hollywood Road, opposite the Globe Pub

In between Sheung Wan MTR and Central MTR, lies some famous streets filled with food, crafts, boutique stores. The ones that I recommend you visiting would be Hollywood street and Aberdeen street. One thing to note however is that these streets are cluttered with stores along very steep slopes and steps (almost 45 degrees steep). If you are not in the mood for walking steep slopes and exploring it the local way, you can always head to the Central-Mid-Levels Escalators along Jubilee Street, nearest to Central MTR to take the escalators up and then you can slowly make your way down the streets and slopes.

8. Victoria Peak Sky Terrace

The view from the Victoria Peak is quite amazing, if not for the merciless fog and the crowd. The air at the peak is indeed refreshingly therapeutic. From above, the entire concrete jungle looks like toy towers and skyscrapers. Head up to catch the magic hour (between 5-6pm) and catch a sunset if weather allows!

9. Sai Wan Swimming Shed (西環泳棚)

Victoria Road across from Caritas Jockey Club Mount Davis Hostel

Nearest MTR: Kennedy Town

This hideaway scenic place that note that is located right below Victor Road, on the western edge of Kennedy Town, was built to provide a changing room and pier for the residents who swam in Sulfur Channel, but apparently today, more photographers and instagrammers were attracted to the crashing waves and sea view. Your choice whether to stay for a sunset view or not, but just be careful as it gets pretty dark after the sun sets, and the way up the steep slopes can be pretty dangerous.

10. Kowloon Park

22 Austin Rd, Jordan, Hong Kong

Nearest MTR: Between Joran and Tsim Sha Tsui

If the sight of tall trees, lush greeneries, pagoda pavilions, elderly doing their morning tai-chi workout, birds chirping at the aviary cages, smelling freshly bloomed flowers with pearls of morning dew is what that attracts you, you’ve got to give Kowloon Park a visit.  If you are heading over during the cool season,  the air can be fresh and cooling early in the morning. It it one of those rare mornings that I experienced peace and tranquility, away from the hustle and bustle on the busy streets.

11. Disneyland

Lantau Island, Hong Kong

Nearest MTR: Disneyland Resort 

It’s any girl’s dream to be twirling around in Disneyland one day, humming to the Disney songs that we all grow up singing along to.  And oh, spinning around the whimsical and mysterious carousel, has got to be the most romantic and magical thing ever (Big hints to all Boyfriends and Husbands out there). Keep a look out for seasonal activities or happenings at Disneyland, just like the Egg-stravaganza session during Easter season.

 

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12. On the MTR (Public Trains)

People-watching in the almost absolute-silent old MTR that has metal seats has got to be the most therapeutic thing to do early in the morning.

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13. Old Hipster Hong Kong Streets

One good reason (besides the food) to look forward to seeing in Hong Kong trip is most likely the sights of old, rustic and run-down streets, houses and flashy old sign board that they are well-known for. Old is gold, I guess.

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For more visual treats, follow The Sky Passport on Instagram.

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