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Instagramable Places in Hong Kong

I was blown away by the diversity of Hong Kong with it’s tall skyscrapers and lush mountain backdrops. It had an amazing mix of very new and very old with interesting things to see around each corner. This made it a really cool place to take photos with unique perspectives! We only had three days to explore this dynamic place.  If we had more I am sure I would have added even more spots to my instagramable places in Hong Kong list.

Choi Hung basketball court

If you are looking for colourful interesting buildings then Hong Kong is definitely the place to be! Pastel shades seem to flow through the city. You wont need to look hard to find something photogenic to stand in front of. Choi Hung basketball court is a prime example of something ordinary which has been elevated to instagram famous. The colour block building in the background with the bright basketball court makes for such a pretty picture! Just remember when going there that locals do use this as recreational space!

Top tip – go early to avoid crowds but go at midday to get the sun shining straight on the building! 

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The Waterfront at Central

One of the first places we went to in Hong Kong is the waterfront area on Hong Kong island, located in Central. It is vibey with a whole load of photogenic locations. There is the big wheel, cute food trucks, huge gardens and the skyline!

Avenue of the stars at night

On the Kowloon harbour side of Hong Kong you will find a water side area called avenue of the stars. Not only is it a pretty interesting place to check out, it also has some insane views. At night the tall buildings on Hong Kong Island light up and reflect in the water which makes for a pretty insane light show. You will also find neon Junk boats making their way across the way all sails and colour!

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Views from any skyscraper around

I was definitely stalking all the amazing sunrise from my hotel bed images before visiting Hong Kong. I am so happy that I got to do my own one at the Shangri-La island hotel. The view from our bedroom to the harbour was insane and perfect for sunrise! A must do is to get a photo from above like this and it is possible from almost any hotel!

Top tip – Move your bed to the window for a really dreamy photo ( just remember to move it back again! )

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Yick Cheong building

Another epic building is the Yick Cheong estate in Quarry Bay on Hong Kong Island. It has been one of the most instagramable places in Hong Kong since being featured on some block buster movies. Loved for it’s gritty exterior and unique perspective it does make for an interesting photo. Since 2018 there has been a new law prohibiting people taking photos but as long as you show respect to the locals it should be fine. A local actually took us to the place so it was pretty confusing!

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Temple street night market

Temple street night market was high on my list of places to visit in Hong Kong. I love eating and trying out local food so I thought this would be a perfect place! We spent the evening walking around and eating dinner at a local street side cafe.

There was plenty to take photos of and although we didn’t get the iconic Temple street from above photo I loved the ones we captured in the street.

Star ferry at sunset

The star ferry is one of the cheapest ways to get from Hong Kong Island to Kowloon and it has great views to boot! We took the sunset ferry ( definitely recommended ) and stood on the side to get some great shots!

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